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Pakistan win toss decide to bat first in second test

Pakistan won toss decided to bad first in second test

Pakistan won toss decided to bad first in second test

KARACHI: Pakistan has won the toss and has decided to bat first against Sri Lanka in historic National Stadium.

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Thee series is the first in Pakistan since an attack on the Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people in March 2009, leading to the suspension of international cricket in the country as foreign sides refused to visit over security fears.
The rain-ravaged first Test ended in adraw after almost three days were lost. Pakistan was forced into one change after pace bowler Usman Shinwari was ruled out of the match with typhoid and he has been replaced by leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya comes in for Sri Lanka at the expense of paceman Kasun Rajitha who suffered a hamstring injury during the first Test.

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Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Joel Wilson (WIS)
TV umpire: Gregory Brathwaite (WIS)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)
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