Pakistan win toss, elect to bat

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Gwalior, Nov 15: Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik won the toss and chose to bat first in the fourth one-dayer against India on Thursday.

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has recovered from a finger injury and was retained in the starting side for the day-nighter starting at 0900 GMT.

India brought back batsman Virender Sehwag while Pakistan included Rao Iftikhar for a four-pronged pace attack, the teams leaving out left arm spinners Murali Kartik and Abdur Rehman respectively. India lead the five-match series 2-1.


India: Mahendra Dhoni (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh.

Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (captain), Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul Haq, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Rao Iftikhar, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar. (Reporting by N.Ananthanarayanan, editing by Peter Rutherford)


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