Yasir out as Pakistan bat in third one-day

Pakistan batsman Yasir Shah reacts as Zimbabwe are awarded victory under Duckworth Lewis because of bad light during the second game in a series of three ODI cricket matches between Pakistan and hosts Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on October 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Pakistan was forced to leave out leg-spinner Yasir Shah as they won the toss and opted to bat in the third day-night international against England in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Shah suffered knee problem and was replaced by left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar as the only change in the side which lost the second game by 95 runs in Abu Dhabi.

The 20-year-old Gohar is playing his first international for Pakistan.

England, who lost the first game by six wickets in Abu Dhabi, remained unchanged for the second time in a row.

The four-match series is tied at 1-1.


Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Zafar Gohar, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes

Umpires: Johan Cloete (RSA) and Shozab Raza (PAK)

Tv umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)