Pakistan registered a comfortable win over Cricket Australia XI in Sydney in the T20 match. Babar-led Pakistan undid Lynn-led CA XI in every department.
Pakistan Cricket Team, under the leadership of new captain Babar Azam, outplayed Cricket Australia XI to register a 6-wicket win in the practice match.
Chris Lynn, the captain of Cricket Australia XI, won the toss and decided to bat first as SCG. The decision did not go well with the Aussie as the comeback man Mohammad Irfan cleaned up Ryan Gibson on the very first ball of the inning. None of the Cricket Australia XI batsmen could get going as they finished on 134/6 in the 20 overs.[table id=17 /]
For Pakistan, all the bowlers came to the party and performed to their skills. Shadab Khan was the pick of the bowlers. The leggie picked up three wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs.
In the chase, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman made sure that Pakistan makes it easy. They laid a good opening stand that helped Pakistan chase down the total with 6 wickets in hand and 13 balls to spare.[table id=18 /]
Pakistan Needs To Learn From The Match Against Cricket Australia XI
Pakistan, who are currently No.1 T20I side in the world, have made a confident start to the Australia tour. Under the new captain and head coach, Pakistan would like to continue to remain No.1 in this format.
Recently, they were outplayed by a weak Sri Lanka side. Pakistan faced a humiliating 3-0 series loss to Sri Lanka in their backyard. The No.1 T20I batsman, Babar Azam, was unable to perform with the bat in the whole series as the right-handed could only manage to score 43 runs in three innings. With some extra pressure of captaincy, Babar would love to score some runs in the upcoming series against Australia.
Babar Azam and his men, with an inexperienced squad, will be looking to get back on the winning track when they face Australia in the 1st T20I on November 3.