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Pak win toss; elect to field

Written by: Staff

Mohali, Oct 25 (UNI) Pakistan skipper Younis Khan won the toss and elected to field in a crucial Group B tie against New Zealand here today.

As he took to the field with his Pakistani counterpart, Kiwi skipper Stephen Fleming made a world record 194th appearance as the captain overhauling Sri Lankan Arjuna Ranatunga's long-standing feat.

In what is their 500th ODI, the Kiwis are in a do or die situation. New Zealand have made two changes by bringing in Peter Fulton and James Franklin in place of Jeetan Patel and Hamish Marshall. Spinner Patel is the 12th man.

Pakistan have fielded in the same squad which won against Sri Lanka in Jaipur on October 17. Yasser Arafat is the 12th man.

Pakistan are playing their 644th ODI match.

Team: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Younis Khan (capt), Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal., Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Iftikhar Anjum, Umar Gul.

Yasser Arafat (12th man) New Zealand: Stephen Fleming, Lou Vincent, Nathan Astle, Peter Fulton, Scott Styris, Jason Oram, Brendan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, James Franklin, Kyle Mills, Shane Bond.

Jeetan Patel (12th man) Umpires: Mark Benson (England) Rudi Koertzen(S.Africa).

3rd Umpire:Billy Bowden (NZ), 4th umpire: Steve Bucknor(West Indies).

Match Referee: Ranjan Mudugalle(Sri Lanka) UNI HSB DH DS1438

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