Pakistan win toss, bat against England in 2nd T20

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and elected to bat against England in the second and final Twenty20 international at Sophia Gardens here on Tuesday.

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By (AFP)

Published: Tue 7 Sep 2010, 11:30 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:58 AM

England were unchanged from the first Twenty20 international, also here on Sunday, which the World Twenty20 champions won by five wickets.

But Pakistan made one change with batsman Mohammad Hafeez replacing left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz.

Pakistan’s tour of Britain has been overshadowed by newspaper allegations of a betting scam that saw no-balls deliberately bowled in the fourth Test against England at Lord’s last month.

The claims, published in the News of the World, led to the suspension of Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif by the International Cricket Council.


England: Craig Kieswetter, Steven Davies (wkt), Ravi Bopara, Paul Collingwood (capt), Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom

Pakistan: Shazaib Hasan, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Mohammad Yousuf, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (capt), Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Saeed Ajmal

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

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