Pakistan win toss, elect to bowl against Australia in second ODI
March 31, 2022 10:59 AM
Pakistan Thursday won the toss and decided to bowl first against Australia in the second ODI of the three-match series at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Australia have announced an unchanged XI from game one on Tuesday.
AUS XI: Aaron Finch*, Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa
PAK XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam*, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Zahid Mehmood, Haris Rauf
Australia’s Covid-hit team outclassed Pakistan and won the first ODI that was held in Lahore.
Australia young side managed to clinch the victory and now aim to win the match and the three match ODI series.
The weather remains hot and dry, and the wicket is expected to be conducive to big runs once more.
Australia have won the last ten ODIs against Pakistan, and 16 of the last 17.
The last time Pakistan beat Australia at Gaddafi Stadium came all the way back in 1988. Craig McDermott, whose son Ben is now part of the Australian squad, played that day, as did current PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. The game was technically a tie, with both sides scoring 229, but Pakistan were awarded the win because they lost one fewer wicket.