Pakistan Complete Victory Over Emerging Cape Cobras Side
Pakistanis 176-6 dec. & 126-1 beat
Cape Cobras Emerging Players
156 & 78 by 10 wickets
Tour game, Rondebosch
Day One report
The touring Pakistan side took a morale-boosting and welcome 10-wicket victory on the second and final day of their tour game against a Cape Cobras Emerging Players side in Rondenbosch.
After bowling their hosts for just 78 in their second innings, the Pakistanis continued batting having reached their target, closing on 126 for one with Younus Khan hitting an unbeaten half-century.
He had come under scrutiny following another failure in the first innings, which Pakistan declared on 176 for six in reply to Cape Cobras' score of 156.
Misbah-ul-Haq (44), Asad Shafiq (45) and Faisal Iqbal (33) all spent useful time at the crease before the bowlers got stuck into the young Cape Cobras line-up.
Mohammad Irfan led the way with three for 20 while Tanvir Ahmed, Ehsan Adil and Abdur Rehman all picked up two wickets. Only three players reached double-figures, Keegan Petersen top scoring with 33.
Imran Farhat (34) then opened with Younus before retiring not out, to give Azhar Ali, another man in need of some runs, a chance to find some form as Pakistan batted on after they had won the game.
However, Azhar fell for 12, and with Younus unbeaten on 74 in 136 balls, that was the last action of the game.
Trailing 1-0 after being blown away by 211 runs in the opening Test in Johannesburg, Pakistan take on South Africa in the second Test in Cape Town, beginning on Thursday (14th February).
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