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Cricket: Pakistan win toss, opt to bat

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Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa at Willowmoore Park on Sunday.

Pakistan fielded the same team that won the fourth match in Durban by three wickets to level the series at 2-2.

South Africa made two changes. Fast bowler Morne Morkel returned to action for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in the second Test match last month, replacing Rory Kleinveldt.

South Africa were without opening batsman and Test captain Graeme Smith because of what was described as a chronic left ankle injury which kept him off the field for most of Pakistan?s run chase in Durban.

He was replaced by 20-year-old left-hander Quinton de Kock.

Teams:

South Africa: AB de Villiers (capt, wkt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Colin Ingram, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL), Johan Cloete (RSA)

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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