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South Africa wins toss, elects to bat in 4th ODI

November 8, 2013

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the fourth one-day international on Friday.

South Africa retained the same playing 11 which defeated Pakistan by 68 runs on Wednesday and went 2-1 up in the five-match series.

Pakistan made two changes and brought in left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan for the first time in the series in place of Wahab Riaz.

Middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood will be making his one-day international debut, replacing Umar Amin who disappointed with scores of 20, 14 and 13 in the last three innings.

Both teams have found it difficult to chase against formidable bowling lineups. South Africa won the first game by 1 run before Pakistan hit back with a 66-run victory.

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Lineups:

South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmad Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.

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