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Pakistan score 336 for three against Australia A on Day 1

Pakistan score 336 for three against Australia A on Day 1

PERTH – Pakistan scored 336  runs for the loss of three wickets against Australia A in a tour match after winning the toss and deciding to bat first on Monday.

Australia A started off well taking three wickets of Pakistan at just 60 runs. Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq stayed firm scoring a partnership of 276 runs for the rest of day 1. Azam scored 157 not out off 197 balls including 24 fours whereas Shafiq scored 119 not out off 245 balls hitting 12 fours and a six. 

Asad Shafiq talked about his inning after the day 1.

The three-day match is being played at the Perth Stadium. Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq were unbeaten at 81 anf 56 respectively when the dinner break was called. Riley Meredith picked up two wickets while Michael Neser took one for Australia A. 

The visitors lost their first wicket on 13 when skipper Azhar Ali was removed after scoring 11 runs. Haris Sohail was the second batsman to be dismissed on 18 followed by opener Shan Masood (22).

The first Test of the series between Pakistan and Australia will be hosted by Brisbane from November 21-25, while the second day-night Test will be played in Adelaide from November 29-December 3.

Test squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr., Iftikhar Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah