England lose early wickets against Pakistan

Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Cardiff: England are 70 for the loss of three wickets after 18 overs in the first One-day International between Pakistan at Cardiff. England, were sent to bat after Pakistan won the toss lost opener Trescothik for 16 and skipper Strauss for 2 early in the match.

Mohammed Asif, who made things worse for the hosts by claiming all three wickets, had his third wicket by forcing Peterson to edge the ball to wicket-keeper Akmal's gloves.

Ian Bell is playing at 32 and Collingwood (8) are at the crease now.

England, seeking to end a sequence of eight successive defeats in limited overs matches, made one change, bringing in allrounder Rikki Clarke for Michael Yardy.

Pakistan strengthened their bowling attack by including ace pacer Shoaib Akhtar in the team.

Teams: England: Marcus Trescothick, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss (captain), Paul Collingwood, Jamie Dalrymple, Rikki Clarke, Chris Read, Sajid Mahmood, Darren Gough, Stuart Broad.

Pakistan: Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Hafeez, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammed Yousuf, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved, Mohammad Asif.

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