Proteas lose the toss, bowl in final Pakistan Test

Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test against South Africa in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test against South Africa in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Pakistan, who lead the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by seven wickets in Karachi, kept the same team, going with two spinners and three pace bowlers.

South Africa brought in pace-bowling all-rounder Wiaan Mulder in place of fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, in a bid to strengthen their batting.

TEAMS

Pakistan

Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi 

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (captain), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, George Linde 

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Ahsan Raza (PAK) 

TV umpire: Asif Yaqoob (PAK) 

Match referee: Mohammad Javed Malik (PAK)

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