Cricket: Afridi Out as Australia Bat in Second One-Day

By webadmin on 09:32 pm Aug 31, 2012
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Abu Dhabi. Pakistan suffered an early loss when allrounder Shahid Afridi was ruled out with a back problem as Australia won the toss and opted to bat in the second one-day international here on Friday.

Afridi had a recurrence of a back injury which forced him to pull out of the Sri Lankan Premier League last week, although he managed to play in the first one-dayer which Australia won by four wickets in Sharjah on Monday.

Left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman replaced Afridi while paceman Junaid Khan came in, in place of Aizaz Cheema.

Australia, who lead the three-match series 1-0, remained unchanged from the first match.

Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, George Bailey, Dan Christian, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wkt)

Pakistan: Misbahul Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Sohail Tanveer, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)

Tv umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama

Agence France-Presse