Sri Lanka ask Pakistan to bat in final Test

Published: Monday, July 20, 2009, 12:59 [IST]
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Sri Lanka elect to bowl in final Test

Colombo: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in thefinal Test at the Sinhalese sports club here on Monday.


Sri Lanka, having already taken a decisive 2-0 lead in the series, recalled veteran seamer Chaminda Vaas for his last Test match in place of spinner Ajantha Mendis.

Vaas, 35, had on Sunday announced his retirement from the five-day game after the series, but said he will continue to play limited-overs cricket.

Pakistan also made one change, bringing in seasoned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria in place of seamer Abdur Rauf.

Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Fawad Alam, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul Haq, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Aamer, Danish Kaneria.

Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Malinda Warnapura, Tharanga Paranavitana, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath, Chaminda Vaas, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekera.


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