West Indies win toss and bat in first one-dayer

Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 16:45 [IST]
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West Indies captain Chris Gayle won the toss and opted to bat in the first one-day international against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday.

Pakistan received a setback when their ace paceman Shoaib Akhtar was ruled out of the match after pulling a calf muscle in his left leg during team practice on Tuesday.

He was replaced by 29-year-old fast bowler Abdur Rauf.

West Indies included left-arm spinner Nikita Miller and all-rounder Lionel Baker, 24, making his one-day debut.

The three-match series is being played at the neutral venue after West Indies refused to tour Pakistan over security fears.


Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Khurrum Manzoor, Younus Khan, Misbahul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Umer Gul, Abdur Rauf, Sohail Tanveer

West Indies: Chris Gayle (capt), Xavier Marshall, Sewnarine Chattergoon, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Lionel Baker, Carlton Baugh, Brendan Nash, Nikita Miller, Daren Powell, Jerome Taylor

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS), Mark Benson (ENG)

TV umpire: Daryl Harper (AUS)

ICC match referee: Mike Procter (RSA)

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