Sarfraz stars as Pakistan thrash Scotland in first T20I

Men in Green register 48-run win to go 1-0 up in two-match sereis

Sarfraz stars as Pakistan thrash Scotland in first T20I PHOTO: REUTERS

Sarfraz Ahmed's stunning knock helped Pakistan in registering a 48-run win against Scotland in the first T20I of the two-match series in Edinburgh on Tuesday. 

After opting to bat first, the visitors managed to score a mammoth total of 204-4 in their allotted 20 overs. The star of the show for the Men in Green was captain Sarfraz, who scored brilliant 89 not out off just 49 balls with the help 10 fours and three sixes. 

He was well supported by veterean all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who scored 53 off just 27 balls with the help of five maximums. 

For the home side, Alasdair Evans was the best bowler on show as he claimed figures of three for 23 in his four overs. 

In reply, Scotland managed to score just 156 for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs, with all-rounder Michael Leask finishing with the top score of 38 not out off 24 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. 

For Pakistan, pacer Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan were the pick of the bowlers as they claimed two wickets each. 

For his outstanding batting performance, Sarfraz was named player of the match.