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Pakistan kick off tour on winning note against CA XI

Ejaz Wasim Bakhri Reporter

31st Oct, 2019. 03:04 pm
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Pakistan beat Cricket Australia XI in a 20-over game by six wickets in their tour to Australia.

According to details, Cricket Australia XI, after electing to bat first, lost their first wicket without any runs and were restricted to 134-6.

Skipper and Captain Chris Lynn and Jake Fraser-McGurk put on a 40-run partnership for the second wicket before the captain fell after scoring 24 off 16.

Pakistan started the run chase well with skipper Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman putting on a 78-run opening partnership before the captain fell after scoring 34 off 29 balls.

Haris Sohail then joined Fakhar out in the middle and the duo kept finding the boundary to keep the side ticking along. They helped the side past 100-run mark before the partnership was broken with Fakhar was dismissed for 43 with the score at 111-2.

Misbah Ul Haq said that similar kind of a performance is expected from team in T20 series.

Both of the teams consisted of 12 players in the tour match.

Imam ul Haq, Mohammad Husnain, Mohammad Musa and Usman Qadir are not inlcuded in the team.

Pakistan will take on Australia in the first game of their three-match T20I series in Sydney on Sunday.

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