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All-round Pakistan thump Cricket Australia XI by 196 runs

Babar Azam scored 98 for Pakistan
Babar Azam scored 98 for Pakistan
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Pakistanis 334 (Azam 98) beat
Cricket Australia XI 138 (Hasan 3-18) by 196 runs
Tour game in Brisbane

After Babar Azam led Pakistanis charge with the bat with a 98-run knock, a collective effort from the bowlers saw the visitors register a massive 196-run win over Cricket Australia XI in the tour game in Brisbane.

CA XI won the toss and opted to field first. Asad Shafiq (4) fell early as he opened the innings but a 83-run stand between Sharjeel Khan (62) and Azam (98) brought the innings on track.

Sharjeel was the aggressive among the two as his 39-ball knock came at a strike-rate over 150 and had 11 fours and a six in it. Azam was looking solid at the other end and was batting with a lot of calmness until Sharjeel's dismissal.

Even though, Sharjeel was run out, Azam carried the innings forward and with the support of Shoaib Malik (49) and Umar Akmal (54), Pakistan posted 334 for seven.

Henry Thornton (3-69) and Cameron Green (3-59) were the only wicket-takers for CA XI in the innings.

In their chase, CA XI struggled right from the start and were restricted to 26 for four with Imad Wasim (2-23) picking two out of the four wickets.

Jason Sangha (20) and wicket-keeper Josh Inglis (70) were the only two batsmen to show any resistance as CA XI were wrapped up for 138 in 36.2 overs.

Hasan Ali (3-18), Shoaib Malik (2-20) and Wasim shared seven wickets between them as Pakistan completed a 196-run win.

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