Australia win toss, bat in Pakistan day-night Test

Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the day-night first Test against Pakistan at the Gabba on Thursday.

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Australia kept an unchanged side from last month’s day-night third Test win over South Africa with spinner Nathan Lyon preferred to paceman Chadd Sayers.

Pakistan, looking to win their first series in Australia at the 12th attempt, made two changes to the side that lost to New Zealand in Hamilton last month with captain Misbah-Ul-Haq and leg-spinner Yasir Shah returning.

Teams Australia:
David Warner
Matt Renshaw
Usman Khawaja
Steve Smith (capt)
Peter Handscomb
Nic Maddinson
Matthew Wade
Mitchell Starc
Josh Hazlewood
Nathan Lyon
Jackson Bird
Pakistan:
Azhar Ali
Sami Aslam
Babar Azam
Younis Khan
Misbah-ul-Haq (capt)
Asad Shafiq
Sarfraz Ahmed
Wahab Riaz,
Yasir Shah,
Mohammad Amir,
Rahat Ali.
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Third umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

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