England win toss; opt to bat in final ODI

Published: Sunday, December 5, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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England win toss; opt to bat in final ODI
Sunday, December 5 2004 13:07 Hrs (IST)

Bulawayo :England made three changes to their side for the fourth and final One-day international against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Sunday.

Opener Vikram Solanki, who cracked a fine hundred in the third One-dayer has been dropped along with left-arm spinner Ashley Giles and James Anderson. Veteran paceman Darren Gough, spinner Gareth Batty made their entry into the eleven while openner Matt Prior makes his ODI debut.

England have won the toss and opted to bat, giving Sussex's Matt Prior with an early opportunity to display his talents on which seems to be a good batting surface

England are angling for a 4-0 clean sweep of the series.

Umpires: K C Barbour, B G Jerling

Zimbabwe: B R M Taylor, S Matsikenyeri, D D Ebrahim, M A Vermeulen, H Masakadza, T Taibu, E Chigumbura, T Panyangara, P Utseya, E C Rainsford, M L NkalaEngland: M J Prior, I R Bell, M P Vaughan, A J Strauss, K P Pietersen, P D Collingwood, G O Jones, A G Wharf, G J Batty, D Gough, S P Jones.

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