Prime Minister's XI fight back after Shan Masood’s double ton

Pakistan declared the innings at 391 runs

Prime Minister's XI fight back after Shan Masood’s double ton PHOTO: AFP

The second day of the match between Pakistan and Australia Prime Minister's XI witnessed an outstanding performance from the Pakistani side. Starting the day at 350 runs for 7 wickets in 101.4 overs, Pakistan continued to build on their innings, ultimately reaching a commendable total of 351 runs. 

Shan Masood, the star of the day, played a monumental innings, reaching an impressive double century with 201 runs off 298 balls, including 14 boundaries and 1 six. His exceptional batting display allowed Pakistan to put up a competitive score on the board.

The tailenders provided crucial support, contributing valuable runs, and the innings concluded with 11 extras. The scoreboard at the drinks break read 351/7 in 103.0 overs, with Shan standing tall at 174, accompanied by Mir Hamza at 3.

Pakistan declared the innings at 391 runs.

As the Prime Minister's XI took to the crease for their first innings, the openers showed resilience against the Pakistani bowling attack. At the drinks break, they reached a steady 43/0 in 15.0 overs, with CT Bancroft at 18 and MS Harris at 24. The opening partnership continued to flourish, and the Prime Minister's XI reached the mark of 50 runs in 16.6 overs, with 1 extra contributing to the total.

The tea break saw the Prime Minister's XI in a strong position at 72/0 in 27.0 overs. The opening duo, CT Bancroft (35) and MS Harris (34), displayed resilience and skill, steering their team confidently through the session. The partnership grew stronger, setting the stage for a challenging final session for the Pakistani bowlers.

In the last session of the match, Prime Minister's XI reached a total of 100 runs in 37.5 overs with CT Bancroft contributing a half-century, scoring 50 off 124 balls, including three boundaries. The team progressed to 112/2 by the 42.1-over mark, with MT Renshaw at the crease with 7 runs. 

Pakistan’s Abrar Ahmed and Khurram Shehzad managed to take one wicket each for the opposing side. The day concluded with Prime Minister's XI finishing at 149/2 after 60 overs, displaying a solid performance as they look ahead on Day 3.