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Play starts at the Oval


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Play starts at the Oval

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After a delay of 105 minutes due to steady morning rain, play got underway at 11:15 a.m. in the third Digicel One-Day International cricket match between the West Indies and Pakistan at Kensington Oval.
West Indies, sent in to bat, lost an early wicket when left-handed opener Devon Smith was trapped leg before wicket without scoring in the second over by off-spinner Mohammed Hafeez.
After seven overs, the West Indies were 26 for one with Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo, both on 10 not out. The match has been reduced to 45 overs per innings.
Pakistan, who lead the five-match series 2-0, are fielding an unchanged team while the West Indies made two changes to the team which lost the second ODI in St Lucia on Monday by seven wicket.
Fast bowlers Andre Russell and Ravi Rampaul have replaced wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh and leg-spinner Anthony Martin, and it is expected Simmons will do duties behind the stumps. (EZS)

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