Pakistan’s newly-appointed Take a look at captain Shan Masood starred on the opening day of the four-day match in opposition to Australian Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra.
The trendy left-hander scored an unbeaten century to information his facet to 324-6 at stumps on Wednesday.
Masood scored 156 runs in 235 balls with the assistance of 13 fours and a six.
After deciding to bat first, Pakistan misplaced opener Imam-ul-Haq early because the left-hander edged one to wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson on the bowling of Jordan Buckingham after scoring 9 runs.
Nonetheless, Abdullah Shafique and Masood added 58 runs for the second wicket earlier than the previous was dismissed by Mark Steketee after scoring 38 runs.
Star batter Babar Azam, who got here in after Shafique’s dismissal, notched up 40 runs in 88 balls with the assistance of 5 fours. He added 92 runs for the third wicket with Masood.
Wicketkeeper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed additionally performed a brisk knock of 41 runs in 47 balls with the assistance of six fours.
Saud Shakeel and Faheem Ashraf scored 13 and 17 runs, respectively.
Jordan Buckingham was the decide of the bowlers for the house facet with figures of 3-63 in 17 overs.
Pakistan will face Australia in a three-match Take a look at collection after the conclusion of the four-day sport.
Sequence scheduleFirst Take a look at: December 14-18, Perth
Second Take a look at: December 26-30, Melbourne
Third Take a look at: January 3-7, Sydney