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West Indies opts to bat

PORT-OF-SPAIN, APRIL 24. West Indies won the toss and chose to bat in the second One-day International cricket match against England on Saturday.

Both sides made one change to last Sunday's opener that England won.

For West Indies, captain Brian Lara has been passed fit from a finger injury that prevented him from playing in the first ODI and replaces Sylvester Joseph.

For England, fast bowler James Anderson replaces James Kirtley.

England leads the seven-match series 1-0, after winning at Georgetown by two wickets with three balls to spare.

The teams:

West Indies: Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, Ridley Jacobs (wkt), Ravi Rampaul, Mervyn Dillon, Corey Collymore.

England: Michael Vaughan (capt), Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Ian Blackwell, Rikki Clarke, Chris Read (wkt), Darren Gough, Steve Harmison, James Anderson.

Umpires: Darrell Hair, Billy Doctrove; TV replays: Basil Morgan, Reserve: Zainool Maccum. Match referee: Jeff Crowe.

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