Monday, November 9, 2009

New Zealand bat against Pakistan in the third ODI

ABU DHABI — New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at the Abu Dhabi Stadium here on Monday.

The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match by 138 runs on Tuesday before New Zealand came back by winning the second by 64 runs on Friday.

New Zealand remained unchanged from the last match but Pakistan left out middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf to bring back teenager Umer Akmal, who played the first match.

After the one-day series the teams will move to Dubai where they play two Twenty20 matches on November 12 and 13.

Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Salman Butt, Khalid Latif, Umer Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir

New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (capt), Brendon McCullum, Aaron Redmond, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Neil Broom, Tim Southee, Shane Bond, Kyle Mills

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Nadeem Ghouri (PAK)

Tv Umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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