Surprising Top Performers From Pakistan’s Intra-Squad Practice Match in England [Video]

The first intra-squad two-day practice match between PCB Green and PCB White has ended in a draw. The match was played at New Road Ground, Worcester on Saturday-Sunday.

PCB Green was led by Azhar Ali while former captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, was captaining the PCB White. Here are the teams:

Green Team: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Musa, Usman Shinwari.

White Team: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah.


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Batting first, PCB Green posted 318-8 in 90 overs on Day 1 as star batsman, Babar Azam, looked in total control of his innings and retired out after a magnificent 82.

Opening batsman, Abid Ali, made a solid 71 while Mohammad Rizwan also chipped in with an unbeaten 47. Shaheen Shah Afridi was the pick of the bowlers for the opposition as he grabbed 4 wickets for 91 runs while Mohammad Abbas was miserly as usual as he took 2/49.

PCB White scored 338-5 (89.1 overs) in their innings in reply to PCB Green’s tally of 318-8. The batsmen enjoyed a good outing in batting-friendly conditions. Iftikhar Ahmed top-scored with 86 off 137 balls, hitting 14 fours and 2 sixes in his innings before retiring. Left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq scored 74 off 133 balls striking 13 fours before retiring.

Shadab Khan remained undefeated on 51 off 62 balls with 9 boundaries at stumps. Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 40 while Fawad Alam scored 37 runs.

The team will now travel to Derbyshire today where they will train and play more intra-squad matches at the County Ground.

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