JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the series-deciding one-day international against South Africa in Benoni near Johannesburg on Sunday.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said there would be pressure on the South Africans chasing with the five-match series level at 2-2 before the last game at Willowmoore Park.

Pakistan's team was unchanged from its victory in Durban in the week, which gave it a chance at a rare away ODI series win in South Africa.

The South Africans have made two player changes for the decider: Quinton de Kock replaced injured opening batsman and former captain Graeme Smith and fit-again fast bowler Morne Morkel came in for Rory Kleinveldt.

South Africa is in danger of losing successive home ODI series, while Pakistan can claim successive wins having beaten India in India in its last one-day contest.

Willowmoore Park has hosted just 18 one-day internationals before Sunday, the last in 2010.

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Lineups:

South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Robin Peterson, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.

 

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