MELBOURNE: Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan and Salman Ali Agha scored half-centuries to help Pakistan post 323-8 on day one of the two-day practice match against Victoria XI at Junction Oval.
Pakistan declared their innings after scoring 323 runs at the loss of eight wickets in 78.4 overs, meanwhile, Victoria XI got to 47-1 in 11 overs at stumps on the first day of the two-day match.
Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique put up a 47-run opening stand, which was cut short when Abdullah (26, 58b, 4x4s) was caught off Sam Elliot’s bowling.
Imam-ul-Haq (37, 67b, 4x4s) was the next batter to fall as Pakistan went to the lunch break at 95-2.
Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan knitted a solid 103-run partnership to help push Pakistan’s total before retiring out.
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Shakeel scored 70 runs from 87 balls with the help of nine boundaries, while his partner Rizwan played a 50-run knock from 70 balls, laced with six boundaries and one six.
Salman Ali Agha was the other major contributor with the bat until he fell to Doug Warren after scoring 51 runs from 73 balls, hitting six boundaries and two sixes.
A 33-ball-35 from Sarfaraz Ahmed, including four boundaries, helped Pakistan take the total to 323-8 in 78.4 overs.
Shaheen Shah Afridi struck early to take out opening batter Will Pucovski cheaply in the first over.
Marcus Harris (18 not out, 32b, 3x4s) and Blake Thomson (25 not out, 30b, 6x4s) remained on the crease as Victoria XI ended the day trailing by 276 runs and nine wickets in hand.