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Harris strikes as Butt departs
Salman Butt swung widely at an outgoing delivery from Ryan Harris and edged it straight to Brad Haddin behind the stumps.
The Toss
Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first in their bid to avoid a 5-0 whitewash against Australia in Perth.
Shahid Afridi will lead the Pakistanis instead of Mohammad Yousuf, who pulled out with a troublesome knee. Meanwhile, left arm seamer Mitchell Johnson has been brought back into the Aussie line-up, replacing the injured Peter Siddle.
Ryan Harris, who took two successive five wicket hauls in the series will get a chance to pick up his third in a row and emulate Waqar Younis in the process.
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who has been woefully out of form in the ODI's will look to come back among the runs at the WACA on Sunday.
With Yousuf out with injury, Pakistan have also decided to leave out the off-colour Kamran Akmal, who has been replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed. Saeed Ajmal will also miss out on the action today with Shoiab Malik coming in to the playing XI. Yousuf will be replaced by opener Khalid Latif.
Australia: SE Marsh, BJ Haddin (WK), RT Ponting (Captain), CL White, AC Voges, MEK Hussey, JR Hopes, NM Hauritz, CJ McKay, RJ Harris, MG Johnson

Pakistan: Salman Butt, Khalid Latif, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi (Captain), Shoaib Malik, Naved-ul-Hasan, Iftikhar Anjum, Mohammad Asif, Sarfraz Ahmed (WK)
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