Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat in 2nd ODI
Nov. 01, 2013
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first in the second one-day international against South Africa on Friday.
South Africa leads the five-match series 1-0 after a sensational 1-run victory in the low-scoring first game on Wednesday.
Pakistan kept faith in the same playing 11 despite losing the last six wickets for 17 runs in Sharjah while chasing 183 runs.
South Africa also named an unchanged squad, which means another chance for opening batsman Colin Ingram, who hasn't scored in his last three one-day internationals.
The Proteas are without its two key players. Hashim Amla flew back home after the first test defeat last month to be with his pregnant wife. Fast bowler Dale Steyn is being rested and flew back home after South Africa won the second test to draw the series 1-1. He will rejoin the team before third one-day international at Abu Dhabi on Nov.6.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Colin Ingram, Graeme Smith, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmad Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.