Cricket: Afridi Out as Australia Bat in Second One-Day
Abu Dhabi. Pakistan suffered an early loss when allrounder Shahid Afridi was ruled out with a back problem as Australia won the toss and opted to bat in the second one-day international here on Friday.
Afridi had a recurrence of a back injury which forced him to pull out of the Sri Lankan Premier League last week, although he managed to play in the first one-dayer which Australia won by four wickets in Sharjah on Monday.
Left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman replaced Afridi while paceman Junaid Khan came in, in place of Aizaz Cheema.
Australia, who lead the three-match series 1-0, remained unchanged from the first match.
Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, George Bailey, Dan Christian, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wkt)
Pakistan: Misbahul Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Sohail Tanveer, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan
Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)
Tv umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama