Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat in 2nd ODI vs. New Zealand
NELSON, New Zealand — Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the second one-day cricket international at Saxton Oval on Tuesday.
Opener Fakhar Zaman is unable to bat for Pakistan because of a bruised thigh and has been replaced by Imam-ul-Haq, who will play his fourth ODI.
New Zealand named the same lineup that won the first match of the five-match series by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system.
The pitch at Saxton Oval looked dry and good for batting. Fine weather is forecast.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees.