Australia win toss, batting against Pakistan in 3rd ODI
ADELAIDE: Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the third One-day International here at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
Adelaide is known to be a batsmanĺs pitch but in the last 7 matches the highest runs scored is 255.
The weather is predicted to be fine with a high temperature of 33C.
Australia are already leading the five-match series 2-0 and are looking to win this match and wrap up the series.
The second ODI win margin was Australiaĺs third greatest winning margin over Pakistan in terms of runs with a 140-run trump.
Australia have a good record at the Adelaide oval , they have won 28 of the 39 One-day Internationals whereas Pakistan have won three of 14.
This match is very important for Younis Khan as he is playing his 200th One-day International today.
Australia have made one change as Peter Siddle who is out with a sore back and Ryan Harris has replaced him.
Pakistan made two changes: Mohammad Aamer is out with the groin injury, but thankfully Mohammad Asif has recovered from his hand trouble. They have also got Fawad Alam in for Shoaib Malik.
Australia: Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Cameron White, Brad Haddin (wk), Nathan Hauritz, Clint McKay, Ryan Harris, Doug Bollinger.
Pakistan: Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal (wk), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf (captain), Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, Saeed Ajmal.