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10-Sep-2010 12:00:00 GMT
England v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Chester-le-street

1st ODI - Pakistan Elect to Bowl Against England

Chester-le-street: Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl against England in the first one-day international in Durham as the tourists seek a morale-boosting win following recent allegations of fixing.

The start was delayed by more than two hours because of rain, and there will now be 41 overs per side and a 20-minute interval.

Pakistan was looking to bounce back from its crushing 2-0 defeat in the Twenty20 series against England, during which it recorded its lowest ever T20 score.

Mohammad Irfan was drafted in for his debut. Asad Shafiq was also given a start Friday but all-rounder Abdul Razzaq was dropped.

Ravi Bopara replaced Luke Wright for England.


England Andrew Strauss (captain), Steven Davies (wk), Jonathan Trott, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Michael Yardy, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Pakistan Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammed Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (wk), Asad Shafiq, Mohammed Yousuf, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Irfan.

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