Scotland opt to bowl against Pak in Durban

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 0:00 [IST]
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Bangalore: Scotland skipper Ryan Watson won the toss and without any second thought opts to bowl first against Pakistan in Group-D Twenty20 World Cup tie at Kingsmead in Durban on Wednesday.
Pakistan have drafted in three specialist pacemen - Mohd Asif, Umar Gul and Arafat - in the playing eleven. Malik told that he too would have bowled first on the seamer-friendly Kingsmead strip.

Blain strikes early for Scots: Scots seamer John Blain sent both the openers packing early. Imran Nazir was the first to go when he top edged a pull only to find Gavin Hamilton's safe pair of hand stationed at mid-wicket. Butt immediatly followed Nazir playing an outside leg stick delivery to give a straight forward catch to Navdeep Poonia at Fine-leg to leave Pak reeling on 24 for 2


Pakistan: Salman Butt, Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul and Yasir Arafat.

Scotland: Ryan Watson, Fraser Watts, Navdeep Poonia, Gavin Hamilton, Neil McCallum, Dougie Brown, CJO Smith, Majid Haq, Craig Wright, John Blain and Dewald Nel.


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