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1st Test: Pakistan win toss put Sri Lanka into bat

Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 14:15 [IST]
 
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Pakistan put Lanka into bat

Abu Dhabi, Oct 18: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat in the first Test at the Abu Dhabi Stadium on Tuesday.

Pakistan entered the Test with three pace bowlers to take advantage of some grass on the pitch, playing Saeed Ajmal as the only spinner.

Pakistan preferred left-arm paceman Junaid Khan, who made his debut against Zimbabwe last month, over the much experienced Wahab Riaz.

Sri Lanka also followed the same pattern, giving Nuwan Pradeep his Test debut with Rangana Herath as the only spinner.

Teams:

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Taufiq Umar, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan.

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Angelo Mathews, Tharanga Paranavitana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, Chanaka Welegedara, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep.

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