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WATCH: Azam, Shafiq break 47-year-old record

The prolific batsmen outscored the previous highest partnership of 233 runs

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Pakistan’s batsmen Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq broke a 47-year-old record by scoring the highest partnership for the Men in Green in Australia in first-class cricket, after the duo accumulated 276 runs before the end of the first day of the three-day practice match against Australia A on Monday.

The prolific batsmen outscored the previous highest partnership of 233 runs between batsmen Talat Ali and Majid Khan against Queensland in 1972.

An absolute masterclass 🤩

Highlights from Babar Azam's fluent 126-ball century #AUSAvPAK pic.twitter.com/0zN8haATnr

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 11, 2019

 

Azam and Shafiq scored centuries which helped Pakistan reach 336 for 3 against Australia A in Perth.

Smack!

Asad Shafiq looks in great touch! Watch #AusAvPAK: https://t.co/fej6gSpsJZ pic.twitter.com/bZLcynKN8M

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 11, 2019

 

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Both Azam (157*) and Shafiq (119*) remained unbeaten at the end of day's play as Pakistan enjoyed a fine day with the bat.

Shafiq goes aerial and it works! A well-compiled 100 from the Pakistan vice-captain.

Watch the final session of #AusAvPAK: https://t.co/fej6gSpsJZ pic.twitter.com/JRDPzad7iZ

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 11, 2019

 

The form of these two batsmen could be a major boost for a Pakistan side that is trying to bounce back in the upcoming two-match Test series, after a dismal two-nil Twenty20 International (T20I) series defeat against Australia.