SA opt to bat in second Test against Pak

Published: Monday, October 8, 2007, 11:20 [IST]
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Lahore: South Africa's Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to bat in the second and final cricket Test against Pakistan played at the Gaddafi Stadium here.

South Africa, who won the first Test in Karachi by 160 runs, remained unchanged, leaving veteran all-rounder Shaun Pollock sidelined.

Pollock was dropped for the first time in his 107-Test career for the first Test in Karachi.

The Test is the last for veteran Pakistan batsman Inzamam-ul Haq. The 37-year-old Inzamam and fellow batsman Mohammad Yousuf made their way into the eleven at the expense of Faisal Iqbal and Mohammad Hafeez.

Yousuf dropped out of the first Test at the last minute, citing lack of match fitness.


South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Ashwell Prince and Dale Steyn.

Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul Haq, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Danish Kaneria and Abdul Rehman.

Match O0fficials: Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Simon Taufel (Aus) Third umpire: Nadeem Ghouri (Pak) and Match referee: Alan Hurst (Aus).


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