- Urdu version of the media release is attached here
Worcester, 11 July 2020: Azhar Ali-led Team Green were 318 for eight at the end of the opening day of the two-day inter-squad match against Team White at Worcester.
Opener Abid Ali and Babar Azam scored half-centuries. Abid made 71 which included 10 fours and a six and crafted a solid 110-run partnership for the second wicket with captain Azhar, who was dismissed after scoring 47.
Babar smashed 13 fours in his 122-ball 82 before he was retired out.
The evening session saw Mohammad Rizwan put his batting skills on display as he was not out on 47 at stumps.
Left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi starred for Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Team Whites with four for 91.
Mohammad Abbas was the other notable bowler as the right-arm medium fast accounted for two wickets. Pacer Naseem Shah and spinner Fakhar Zaman picked up a wicket each.
The final day's play will commence at 11am local time.
Scores in brief: Team Green 318 -8, 90 overs (Babar Azam 82 (retired out), Abid Ali 71, Mohammad Rizwan 47, Azhar Ali 47; Shaheen Afridi 4-91, Mohammad Abbas 2-49)