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Babar, Sharjeel star as Pakistan thump CA XI in tour game

Cricket Australia XI vs Pakistan, Tour Game, Brisbane
Pakistanis 7 for 334 (Babar 98, Sharjeel 62, Akmal 54, Green 3-59) beat Cricket Australia XI 138 (Inglis 70, Hasan 3-18, Malik 2-20, Imad 2-23) by 196 runs

Babar Azam’s 98 and fifties from Sharjeel Khan and Umar Akmal controlled the Pakistanis to 334 preceding Hasan Ali drove the knocking down some pins with 3 for 18 to annihilation Cricket Australia XI by 196 keeps running at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

The Pakistanis were sent into bat in their lone warm-up amusement before the begin of the five-coordinate ODI arrangement. Asad Shafiq opened the innings with Sharjeel, yet that analysis fizzled when he was gotten and knocked down some pins by quick bowler Henry Thornton who completed with 3 for 69 in his ten overs.

Be that as it may, between Thornton’s first and second wicket, the Pakistanis put on 262 in a little more than 40 overs. This exertion was driven by Sharjeel, who scored a 39-ball 62 and put on 83 for the second wicket with Babar, who then sewed associations of 78 for the third wicket with Shoaib Malik (49 off 60) and 101 for the fourth with Akmal (54 off 39), preceding missing the mark concerning a hundred.

The Pakistani lower order added 54 off the last seven overs to lift them to 7 for 334. Skipper Azhar Ali came in at No. 8 and scored a keep running off the main ball he confronted. Medium-pacer Cameron Green completed with 3 for 59.

The Pakistanis’ opening bowlers Imad Wasim (2 for 23) and Hasan Ali then managed early hits to the hosts, taking the initial four wickets inside the initial eight overs. A fifth-wicket association of 47 between Jason Sangha (20) and Josh Inglis – who beat scored with 70 – brought some dependability, however was broken by Malik (2 for 20). Rahat Ali, Mohammad Nawaz and Azhar all took a wicket each, before Hasan came back to complete the innings.

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