Cricket

England bowl against Pakistan in 3rd ODI

2019-05-14 14:02
Eoin Morgan (Getty Images)

Bristol - England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in the third one-day international at Bristol on Tuesday.

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Jos Buttler, fresh from his blistering 110 not out - the second-fastest England ODI hundred - was rested, as was leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Their places were taken by Joe Denly, a batsman-cum-spin bowler, and paceman Tom Curran with Test wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow, already in the side, taking over from Buttler behind the stumps.

Pakistan made one change with fast bowler Junaid Khan replacing leg-spinner Yasir Shah in this day/night match.

Morgan, explaining his decision to bowl first said: "It does look like a really good wicket - the boundaries are short here at Bristol and there's a stiff wind so hopefully we can restrict Pakistan."

He added: "The benefit of knowing what you're chasing down is useful. We're going to change the batting order to give boys a chance to find form - I'm going to drop down to six."

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed whose side so nearly chased down a target of 374 at Southampton, said: "We wanted to bowl but it looks like a good batting pitch so hopefully we can put runs on the board.

"Confidence is high after the way we played in the last match."

Teams:

England

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (captain), Joe Denly, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett

Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain/wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS), Michael Gough (ENG)

TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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