Cricket-Sri Lanka win toss, bat first against Pakistan
COLOMBO Oct 4 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday.
The hosts brought in experienced spinner Rangana Herath for Akila Dananjaya, while 2009 champions Pakistan replaced Abdul Razzaq with Sohail Tanvir.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal and Raza Hasan. (Reporting by Shihar Aneez; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)
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