اردو

Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi star on first day of second practice match

The match will provide further match practice to the squad following the first intra-squad practice match held last week

PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan squad currently based in Worcester is taking part in a two-day practice match at the New Road Ground from today. The match will provide further match practice to the squad following the first intra-squad practice match held last week.

Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi and limited-overs captain Babar Azam were the top performers during the first day of the second practice match between PCB Green and PCB White. 

PCB Green’s Babar played an unbeaten 82-run innings, which included 13 boundaries. Meanwhile, PCB White’s Shaheen claimed four wickets for 91 runs in 20 overs.

Opener Abid Ali and Test skipper Azhar Ali scored 71 and 47 runs, respectively, while wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan remained not out on 47 runs.

Mohammad Abbas claimed two wickets, while Naseem Shah and Fakhar Zaman bagged one wicket each.

 

Footage from ongoing two-day match at New Road Ground, Worcester. pic.twitter.com/EDZBgA319E

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 11, 2020

 

Azhar Ali is leading the Green team while Sarfaraz Ahmed is incharge of White team. A total of 90 overs will be bowled on each of the two days.

ALSO READAccepted match-fixing charges to deceive ICC: Saleem Malik

Green Team:

Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Musa Khan and Usman Shinwari.

White Team:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Rohail Nazir.

The rest of the players will continue their training and practice; they will be involved in the match if needed.