Unchanged Pakistan to bowl first in second one-dayer against Afghanistan
By News Desk
August 24, 2023 11:43 AM
Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat in the second One-Day International against Pakistan being played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lankan city of Hambantota today, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Pakistan aimed at winning the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Afghanistan as the Team Green led the series 1-0. In the first match, a sensational bowling performance by Haris Rauf propelled Pakistan to a resounding 142-run triumph against Afghanistan. Haris Rauf’s maiden five-wicket haul and a formidable bowling display by the rest of the pacers ensured Pakistan’s comprehensive victory.
Afghanistan have made two changes for today's match as Rahmat Shah and Azmatullah Omarzai, who retired hurt in the first ODI, were out and they were replaced by Riaz Hassan and Shahid Kamal.
Pakistan have pitched the same team which won the first match comprehensively.
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Shahid Kamal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf