Inzamam wins toss, elects to field first

Pakistan's record-breaking batsman Mohammad Yousuf was to miss on Thursday's match.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2006 12:10 IST

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq won the toss on Thursday and elected to field first against the West Indies in the second day-night one-day international of the five-match series.

The first game was washed out due to rain at Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Pakistan's record-breaking batsman Mohammad Yousuf was to miss on Thursday's match to be with his expecting wife in Lahore. Yousuf broke Viv Richards' (1,710 runs) 30-year-old world record of most runs in a calendar year when he scored 665 runs in the Test series against the West Indies for an aggregate of 1,788 runs from 11 Test matches in 2006 that included nine centuries. Inzamam returned to lead the side after serving a four-match ban for bringing the game into disrepute during The Oval Test fiasco against England in August.

Pakistan preferred 26-year-old debutante left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman over experienced leg-spinner Danish Kaneria in the final 11. The West Indies had to leave out Shivnarine Chanderpaul due to a slight injury on his left knee.

Lendl Simmons, a 21-year-old opening batsman, was to make his debut for the West Indies.


West Indies: Brian Lara (captain), Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Lendl Simmons, Runako Morton, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Denesh RamdinIan Bradshaw, Corey Collymore, Jerome Taylor. Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved, Abdul Rehman.

Umpires: Daryl Harper, Australia, and Aleem Dar, Pakistan. TV Umpire: Zameer Haider, Pakistan. Match Referee: Alan Hurst, Australia.

First Published: Dec 07, 2006 12:10 IST