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Australia bats against Pakistan in third one-day

cricket Updated: Apr 27, 2009 17:25 IST
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Australian captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat in the third day-night international against Pakistan at the Abu Dhabi Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Australia made two changes from their line-up of the second match played in Dubai on Friday, brining in pacemen Stuart Clark and Ben Hilfenhaus in place of Ben Laughlin and Doug Bollinger.

Pakistan brought in all-rounders Sohail Tanvir and Yasir Arafat in place of Shoaib Akhtar and Rao Iftikhar -- who both failed to take any wickets in the first two matches.

The five-match one-day series is levelled at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match by four wickets, while Australia won the second match by six wickets.

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Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Salman Butt, Ahmed Shahzad, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat, Saeed Ajmal.

Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), Brad Haddin, Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Hauritz, Stuart Clark, James Hopes, David Hussey, Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson, Ben Hilfenhaus.