Pakistan win toss and bat against West Indies

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test.

Afp May 20, 2011

BASSETERRE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against West Indies on Friday at Warner Park here.

Pakistan made one change, replacing Umar Gul with left-arm fast bowler Tanvir Ahmed.

West Indies have suffered a huge setback, with veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul sidelined with a sore shoulder. He will be replaced by Marlon Samuels as one of two changes to their squad.

The other sees Kraigg Brathwaite making his debut at the expense of left-hander Devon Smith, to become the sixth youngest West Indies Test player, and youngest since Robin Bynoe began his career against the same opponents 52 years ago in Lahore.

Pakistan trail 0-1 in the two-Test series, following a 40-run defeat inside four days in the first Test, which ended last Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium.


West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Marlon Samuels, Brendan Nash, Carlton Baugh Jr (wicketkeeper), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Salman (wicketkeeper), Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Tanvir Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL), Asoka De Silva (SRI)

TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)

Match referee: Allan Hurst (AUS)

Reserve umpire: Norman Malcolm (WIS)



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