Australia wins toss, bats in day-night test against Pakistan

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia skipper Tim Paine won the toss Friday and elected to bat first in the day-night cricket test against Pakistan.

The Australians stuck with the same XI that won the series opener at the Gabba last weekend by an innings and five runs.

Pakistan made three changes, including two in the pace attack. Veteran seamer Mohammad Abbas replaced Imran Khan and 19-year-old Muhammad Musa earned a test debut to replace 16-year-old Naseem Shah, who bowled 20 overs at the Gabba.

He became the youngest player to make his test debut in Australia. Imam-ul-Haq replaces Haris Sohail at the top of the order, allowing Pakistan captain Azhar Ali to bat at No. 3.

Conditions were overcast at the toss on Friday and there was rain on the forecast for all five days of the test at the Adelaide Oval.



David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

Pakistan: Shan Massood, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Muhammad Musa.

Umpires: Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough, England.

TV Umpire: Richard Kettleborough, England. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.


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