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Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to field in 2nd ODI

December 20, 2013

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to field first against Pakistan in the second one-day international on Friday.

Pakistan leads the five-match series 1-0 after winning a high-scoring thriller at Sharjah by 11 runs on Wednesday.

Pakistan scored 322-5 and Sri Lanka fought back through Seekkuge Prasanna’s and Sachithra Senanayake’s eighth-wicket stand of 87 before it was bowled out for 311.

Sri Lanka suffered a blow just before the toss when middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne twisted his ankle while practicing at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and was replaced by Dimuth Karunaratne.

In another change, fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara came in for Suranga Lakmal.

Pakistan kept faith in the same team.



Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga.

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