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Pakistan call up Mahmood for final ODI

Pakistan have called up all rounder Azhar Mahmood for the fifth and deciding one-dayer against South Africa on Sunday.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2003 18:45 IST
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Pakistan have called up all rounder Azhar Mahmood for the fifth and deciding one-dayer against South Africa on Sunday.

"Azhar was called to the nets today and will be under consideration for the final match," Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq told Reuters.

Mahmood was called up after fellow all rounder Abdul Razzaq fell ill. Inzamam said Razzaq had recovered but Mahmood might still play.

Inzamam declared himself fit after missing the previous two matches at Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, which Pakistan lost to leave the series tied on 2-2.

The South Africans will be without skipper Graeme Smith and Andrew Hall, who have been suspended after a clash with Yousuf Youhana in the second one-dayer.

Since being appointed captain this season, Inzamam has led Pakistan to seven consecutive wins, against Bangladesh and South Africa.

The Pakistan selectors also called up opener Imran Farhat.

First Published: Oct 11, 2003 18:35 IST