Misbahul Haq-led Pakistan side on Saturday beat CA XI by 210 runs in the only day-night tour match at Cairns.
CA XI, who were set a target of 311 runs to chase by Pakistan, were all out for 109 courtesy left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz’s three wickets. Arjun Nair was the top-scorer for CA XI with 42 off 60 balls. Apart from Nawaz’s three-for, pacers Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali also bagged two wickets apiece.
Tour match: Dismal batting takes shine off bowlers’ efforts
Earlier, Pakistan opted to bat in the three-day match and scored 208 runs thanks to Younus Khan’s 54 off 138 balls.
Now that's impressive!
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 10, 2016
In their reply, CA XI were all out for 114 when Pakistani pacers Amir, Rahat and Wahab Riaz all accounted for three batsmen each.
ICYMI: Mohammad Amir delivered a swing-bowling masterclass with the pink ball last night in Cairns!
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 9, 2016
Day two: Pakistan in control of tour match against CA XI
Pakistan, with a substantial lead in the bag, came out to bat in the second innings, and riding on the back of Azhar Ali’s unbeaten 82 off 209 balls, set a difficult target for CA XI to chase.
— Tribune Sports (@ETribuneSports) December 9, 2016
Pakistan will now take on Australia in the first of the three-Test series on December 15. The first match will be a day-night affair in Gabba, Brisbane.
courtesy : Express Tribune