Pakistan Make Winning Start To West Indies Tour
Pakistanis 287-7 (Mohammad Hafeez 101) beat
University of West Indies VC XI 219-8 by 68 runs
Tour game, Saint Lucia
Pakistan made a winning start to their tour of the West Indies by beating the University of West Indies Vice-Chancellor's XI by 68 runs in a 50-over tour game in Saint Lucia.
Stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez scored a century, Umar Akmal hit 57 not out and left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman took four wickets in a fine all-round performance from the tourists.
They begin against the West Indies with a Twenty20 International - for which make them 1/2 favourites - on 21st April before playing five One-Day Internationals and two Test matches.
Hafeez made 101 before retiring as Pakistan scored 287 for seven with Taufeeq Umar (44) and Ahmed Shehzad (49) also making useful contributions.
In reply, the West Indies XI closed on 219 for eight with Dwayne Bravo hitting 63 and Nkruma Bonner, who had earlier taken three wickets, making 43.
Rehman perfomed impressively to remove both of those batsmen as well as Chadwick Walton and Kjorn Ottley.
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