Pakistan wins toss and bats in 2nd ODI against England

Pakistan cricket captain Azhar Ali during a nets session at Lord's cricket ground in London, Friday Aug. 26, 2016. Pakistan play a One Day International against England on upcoming Saturday at Lord's. (John Walton / PA via AP)
England captain Eoin Morgan, centre left, and Jason Roy, centre right, during a nets session at Lord's, London, Friday Aug. 26, 2016. England play a One Day International against Pakistan on Saturday.(John Walton / PA via AP)

LONDON — Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and opted to bat in the second one-day international against England at Lord's on Saturday.

The tourists made three changes from the side which lost the rain-affected first ODI at Southampton by 44 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez missed out due to a knee injury and was replaced by Sami Aslam.

Fast bowler Umar Gul and spinner Mohammad Nawaz were left out and Pakistan brought in key leg-spinner Yasir Shah and 22-year-old paceman Hasan Ali, who made his debut against Ireland last week.

England retained the same team which took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.


Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Yasir Shah, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali

England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood

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