Cricket: Pakistan bats in second Australia one-day

DUBAI- Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and decided to bat in the second day-night international against Australia in Dubai on Friday.

Pakistan, who trail the three-match series after a 93-run defeat in the first game in Sharjah on Tuesday, brought in left-arm spinner Raza Hasan for his one-day debut in place of allrounder Anwar Ali.

Australia too boosted their spin attack by replacing paceman Sean Abbott with left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty.

The third and final game will be played in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.


Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Raza Hasan, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar.

Australia: George Bailey (captain), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Xavier Doherty.

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Shozaib Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)