Practice Match between Pakistan and Victoria XI Ends in a Draw

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Practice Match between Pakistan and Victoria XI Ends in a Draw
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The practice match between Pakistan vs Victoria XI ended without a winner after two days of play.

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Pakistan’s Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, and Mohammad Rizwan reached fifty runs each during the match, while Marcus Harris secured a century for the home team.

Here are the key scores from Pakistan vs Victoria XI:

  • Pakistan’s first innings:

They declared at 323/8 after 78.4 overs, with notable performances from Saud Shakeel (70 retired), M Rizwan (50 retired), and Salman Ali Agha (51). Bowlers Doug Warren and Matt Fotia took multiple wickets for Victoria XI.

  • Victoria XI’s first innings:

They declared at 272/4 after 59 overs, led by Marcus Harris with a remarkable 126 runs, supported by Dylan Brasher’s unbeaten 79. Bowlers Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza, Sajid Khan, and Hasan Ali contributed with a wicket each for Pakistan.

– In Pakistan’s second innings, they reached 57/3 in 11.3 overs, with Abdullah Shafique contributing an unbeaten 39 runs.

Pakistan faced a significant defeat against Australia in the first Test, falling short in the fourth innings chase of 450, managing only 89 runs. This loss by 360 runs emphasized the team’s struggle in the match.

Looking ahead, the second Test of the series is scheduled from December 26-30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

For the upcoming Test, Australia’s squad includes Pat Cummins (captain), a mix of experienced players like David Warner and emerging talents like Cameron Green. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s squad, led by Shan Masood, includes key players like Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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