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Pakistan opt to bat first against Netherlands in final ODI


Pakistan win the toss and elected to bat first against Netherlands in third ODI — PCB Twitter
Pakistan win the toss and elected to bat first against Netherlands in third ODI — PCB Twitter
  • Pakistan win toss and elect to bat first against Netherlands in final ODI of three-match series. 
  • Opening batter Abdullah Shafique will make his ODI debut, as he has replaced Imam-ul-Haq.
  • Pakistan has already won series after beating Netherlands in first two matches of series at same venue.

ROTTERDAM: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Sunday won the toss and decided to bat first against the Netherlands in the final ODI of the three-match series at Hazelaarweg Stadium.

Pakistan has already won the series after beating the Netherlands in the first two matches of the series at the same venue.

Pakistan is looking for a clean sweep, while the Netherlands are aiming for a consolation win on home soil.

Opening batter Abdullah Shafique made his ODI debut, as he replaced Imam-ul-Haq.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Haris has replaced Mohammad Rizwan, Zahid Mehmood has taken Shadab Khan’s place, and Shahnawaz Dahani replaced Haris Rauf.

Minutes after the match started, Netherlands’ pacer Vivian Kingma drew first blood only in the second over when he sent back debutant Abdullah Shafique in the second over of the match. Pakistan was at 3 runs when it suffered the first loss. The debutant made only two runs on five deliveries.

Playing XIs:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Zahid Mehmood, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (c & wk), Vikramjit Singh, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Viv Kingma, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Musa Ahmed, Shariz Ahmed, Logan van Beek



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