Lahore (Web Desk): Greenshirts on Wednesday won a fifty-over warm-up match New Zealand XI by 120 runs at Saxton Oval in Nelson.
According to details, Pakistan set 342 runs target for New Zealand XI after hos country won the toss and elected to field first against in the match. The match held three days before formal start of a series between both countries.
Sent into bat by the host country, Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Azhar provided a solid solid start by making 106 and 104 runs respectively. Both openers retired out – an occasional practice in warm-up matches.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmad, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan scored 21, 36 and 24 respectively in the warm-up match.
Chasing the target, New Zealand managed to score 221 runs off 47.1 overs. Pakistan bowler Shadab Khan bagged four wickets, while Faheem Ashraf got two wickets.
Pakistan cricket team players have landed in New Zealand to play five One-day Internationals and three T20Is against the hosts with the first match to be played at the Basin Reserve on January 6.
The match started at 3:00am Pakistan Time and it will be live-scored at nzc.nz
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees and Mohammad Amir.
New Zealand XI Squad:
Fraser Colson (c) James Baker, Michael Barry, Ben Beecroft, Mark Craig, Jack Boyle, Michael Davidson, Lachie Johns (wk), Matt McEwan, Aniket Parikh, Bharat Popli, Michael Rae.