Pakistan win toss, bat first v South Africa in 4th ODI

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MULTAN, Oct 26 (Reuters) Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first against South Africa in the fourth one-day international today at Multan stadium.

Pacer Mohammad Asif returned to the home side after missing the first three matches of the series due to an elbow injury.

He replaced left arm pacer Sohail Tanvir, while left arm spinner Abdul Rehman also passed a fitness test after complaining of a groin problem.

South Africa made two changes, bringing in pacer Andre Nel and batsman Jean-Paul Duminy in place of Charl Langeveldt and Justin Kemp.

Pakistan lead the five-match series 2-1 after winning back-to-back matches in Lahore and Faisalabad.

Teams: South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Makhaya Ntini, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andre Nel. 12th man Justin Kemp.

Pakistan: Squad: Shoaib Malik (capt), Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul Haq, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Yasir Hameed, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Asif.

12th man Salman Butt.

REUTERS BJR RK1423

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