World Cup: Afghanistan restrict Pakistan to 262 in first warm-up match


BRISTAL: Afghanistan Friday restricted Pakistan to 262 in first warm-up match of the World Cup 2019 here.
Pakistan’s top order had all but crumbled when Afghanistan captured four wickets early in the match. Azam (112) and Shoaib Malik (44) built up the first 50-run partnership to give the team a fighting chance.
Babar Azam managed to make 112 off 108 balls. Rahmat Ali took his catch on a slow ball by Dawlat Zadran. He was quickly followed by Hasan Ali (6), Shadab Khan (1) and Wahab Riaz (18) when Pakistan were bowled out at 262 in 48 overs.
Hassan bowled opener Imamul Haq for 32. Two overs later, Fakhar Zaman (19) was sent back to the pavilion by Mohammad Nabi.Nabi picked up another wicket two balls later, when he bowled Haris Sohail (1).
Mohammad Hafeez fell to Afghanistan’s star bowler Rashid Khan after scoring 12 runs.
Earlier Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first.


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