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"A" teams from Pakistan, Australia draw match

"A" teams from Pakistan, Australia draw match

Umar Akmal was 100 not out and Sarfraz Ahmed scored an unbeaten 50 as Pakistan A overcame early second-innings batting problems to hold Australia A to a draw in a four-day match that ended Monday.
Set 318 off 60 overs for a final-day win, Pakistan A was in trouble at 77-4 and then 109-5 before Akmal and Ahmed combined to get the visitors to 207-5 for a draw.
Offspinner Jason Krejza top-scored for Australia A with an unbeaten 101 but took just one wicket in 31 overs.
Krejza, who hasn't played a test since being dumped following Australia's December loss to South Africa in Perth, finished with match figures of 1-147 after taking 1-79 from 14 overs on the final day.
Ahmed hit Krejza for five consecutive boundaries in his final over to bring up his half-century.
Australia A scored 399 and 256-5 declared while Pakistan A scored 338 in its first innings.
The teams play a second four-day match beginning Friday, again at Riverway Stadium in Townsville.


Updated : 2021-01-25 13:32 GMT+08:00