SOUTHAMPTON: After winning the toss Pakistan chose to bat first and made 260 for 6 in the first one-day International against England at Southampton on Wednesday. 

Pakistan (squad): Azhar Ali (captain), Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket keeper), Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket keeper), Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah.

England (squad): Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wicket keeper), Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.

Azhar Ali, Pakistan’s captain, won the toss and elected to bat first against England in their first ODI.

Azhar Ali, the Pakistan captain, top-scored with 82 and Sarfraz Ahmed made 55 in this day/night match.

Adil Rashid, the leg-spinner, stood out as the England’s best bowler by taking 2 wickets for 51 runs in his nine overs.

England decided against playing Jonny Bairstow as a batsman only, with regular ODI wicket-keeper Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

Pakistan, now the world’s top-ranked Test side after their recent 2-2 series draw  in England, are as of now a lowly ninth in the equivalent ODI standings.

Pakistan rolled out one improvement to the side that whipped Ireland by 255 runs in a one-day international in Malahide last Thursday, with left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz replacing Hasan Ali.