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India win toss, to field in Eden ODI

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 06:50 hrs

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to field under overcast conditions in the crucial second one-dayer against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.

"The wicket has been under covers, the conditions are overcast so we want to exploit it. There is considerable amount of pressure after losing the first game, it is a do-or-die situation," Dhoni said after the toss.

"It's a good feeling to be one-up in a three-match series. In Chennai there was more moisture in the pitch, this one looks dry," said Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq.

While Pakistan fielded an unchanged side, India brought in all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for Rohit Sharma.

The teams:

India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.

Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq

(captain), Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.

Umpires: Billy Bowden and Vineet Kulkarni;

TV umpire: Ravi

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama




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