Pakistan win toss elect to bat in second test


DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and chose to bat first in the second Test match against South Africa, which is being played in Dubai.

Pakistan, led by Misbah-ul-Haq, is unchanged, and has won the first Test in Abu Dhabi.

South Africa seek to level the two-match series after losing the first Test by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi last week in order to avoid an away loss which the Proteas haven’t lost since 2006.

Pakistan squad

Misbah-ul-Haq*, Abdur Rehman, Adnan Akmal†, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Junaid Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Shan Masood, Umar Amin, Younis Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

South Africa squad

GC Smith*, HM Amla, AB de Villiers†, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, D Elgar, Imran Tahir, JH Kallis, RK Kleinveldt, M Morkel, AN Petersen, RJ Peterson, VD Philander, DW Steyn, TL Tsolekile.