Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against India

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Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the highly anticipated clash of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

“We want to score over 280 in the match,” Sarfraz said.

The game is the first between the sub-continent rivals since Pakistan thumped India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy at The Oval in June last year.

The two teams are facing each other for the first time in the United Arab Emirates since 2006, the last of their regular matches which were also held in Sharjah between 1984-2000.

Both teams have faced each other 12 times in the Asia Cup.

India have won six games while Pakistan came out as winners in five matches. One match between India and Pakistan was abandoned.