Australia win toss, elect to bat first 

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Published: 09:42 AM, 21 Mar, 2022
Australia win toss, elect to bat first 
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Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first in the third and final Test against Pakistan to start at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore today (Monday), reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

The first two matches played in Rawalpindi and Karachi had ended in a draw. 

This is also the first Test being played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium after 13 years.

Australian captain Pat Cummins said the pitch looks good with a bowlers getting possible spin on last two days of the Test.

"Looks like a good wicket, if it will have some spin in it will be days four and five," says Pat Cummins.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam also echoed the same sentiment.

"Pitch looks good," says Babar, "maybe third or fourth day will help the spinners." 

Pakistan have made one change with Naseem Shah coming in for Faheem Ashraf.

Australia are playing the same side that had featured in the second test in Karachi.

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam Ul Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (capt), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah

Australia XI: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (capt), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson.

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