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India asks South Africa to bat


Belfast : India captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and asked South Africa to bat in the crucial second match of the Future Cup here Friday.

India made two changes in the XI that lost the first match Tuesday, bringing in wicket keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and debutant Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma in place of Gautam Ganbhir and Rohit Sharma.

South Africa brought in off-spinner Thandi Tshabalala in place of all rounder Vernon Philander.


India: Rahul Dravid (captain), Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh and Ishant Sharma

South Africa: Abraham de Villiers, Morne van Wyk, Jacques Kallis, Herschelle Gibbs, Jean Paul Duminy, Mark Boucher (wicket-keeper), Andrew Hall, Thandi Tshabalala, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel and Makhaya Ntini

Umpires: Mark Benson (England) and Billy Bowden (New Zealand)
TV umpire: Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee: Alan Hurst (Australia)