WC 2003 - Delayed start: Pakistan elects to bat in 38 overs match

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2003, 22:04 [IST]
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Bulawayo: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe in their crucial World Cup Group 'A' match on Tuesday.The game was suspended for the second time due to rain Pakistan was on 41 for one in 9.1 overs with Douglas Hondo taking the wicket of Salim Elahi.The match had been reduced to 46 overs a side after rain delayed start of play. It was reduced to 44 after the first stoppage during the second over and has now been reduced to 38 overs.Pakistan: Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Azhar Mahmood,Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf Youhana, Younis Khan, Rashid Latif,Mohammad Sami, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.Zimbabwe: Dion Ebrahim, Craig Wishart, Andy Flower, Grant Flower, Guy Whittall, Tatenda Taibu, Andy Blignaut, HeathStreak, Douglas Marillier, Sean Ervine and Douglas Hondo. Umpires: Asoka de Silva (Sri Lanka) and Billy Bowden (New Zealand). TV umpire: Rudi Koertzen (South Africa).Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka). PTI


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