Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against Australia in second T20


Dubai, Oct 26 (TNS): Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat in the second Twenty20 international against Australia in Dubai on Friday.

Pakistan, who won the first match by 66 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, brought senior batsman Shoaib Malik in place of Hussain Talat.

Australia, bowled out for a paltry 89 in Abu Dhabi, replaced spinner Ashton Agar with allrounder Mitchell Mrash in the XI.

The third match will be played in Dubai, on Sunday.


Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa