Pakistan team has done well in the opening practice game of their Australian tour. They have defeated the Cricket Australia XI in the three day and night game. It is a massive win for Pakistan and will definitely boost their confidence. The bowling from Pakistan was extra ordinary and the way they have wrapped up the Australian side will give the national side some troubles. Amir, Rahat and Wahab Riaz were excellent in the first and second innings. But the rise of Nawaz in the second innings was the big plus for Pakistan.
Nawaz took three wickets in the second innings. He bowled well despite not getting huge spin from the wicket. This is a really good sign for Pakistan as almost all their major bowlers have taken wickets in this day and night game.
Rahat Ali picked the first wicket of the second innings for Pakistan. Pierson who was bowled out by Amir in the first innings was trapped lbw by Rahat this time. Again the late inswing from Rahat caused him all sorts of troubles.
Pierson wanted to hit the ball on the leg side but he was outplayed here by the swing. The ball hit the pads and the umpire did not take long to raise his finger. Amir then trapped Bosisto lbw in the next over. He was bowled by Amir in the first innings, here he was adjourned lbw.
The CA XI skipper was livid with himself but thee was hardly he could do about the way Amir took him out. After that the wickets kept coming for Pakistan. The best of them was the run out which Asad Shafiq made. It was an incredible one.
Call it from the family of that Bavuma run out against Warner in the test series between Australia and South Africa. Asad was standing at mid-on when the batsman hit the ball towards him by going onto his back foot. Asad flashed towards the ball and picked it up and threw it under arm towards the stumps at bowling end. The accuracy from Asad was brilliant here. He aimed the stumps and the batsman was short of his crease when the ball hit the stumps. Now only this but Asad also took a great catch as well against of the Australian batters. This was a really good catch and it gave Nawaz his third wicket. Pakistan won the game by 202 runs which is a massive moment for them.