Oval Test: England opt to bat first after winning toss

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Shukriya Pakistan

Kennington: England has won the toss and are going to bat first in the fourth and final test match. England have fielded an unchanged side while Pakistan has dropped Hafeez and Rahat Ali and have brought in Wahab Riaz and Iftikhar Ahmed in their place.

Pakistan are down 2-1 in the four match series and have an uphill task of defeating England in the match and square the series. After going down at Lord’s the English side has made a resounding comeback by winning the next two Test matches in convincing fashion.

Pakistan must take confidence from the fact that they have a decent track record at this very ground. The team has collectively played 9 Tests at this venue up till now, winning 4, losing 3 and 2 ending in a draw.

Lineups

Pakistan XI: Aslam, Azhar, Shafiq, Younis, Misbah (c), Iftikhar, Sarfraz (wk), Yasir, Amir, Sohail, Wahab.

England XI: Cook (c), Hales, Root, Vince, Ballance, Bairstow (wk), Moeen, Woakes, Broad, Finn, Anderson.

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