Azhar, Fakhar drive Team Green to six-wickets victory


Derbyshire : Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman scored 159 runs together to help Team Green beat Team White by six wickets in four-day Intra-Squad Practice Match.

While chasing 352, Team Green lost substitute Mohammad Hafeez earlier on just 2 runs. But, Azhar (120) and Fakhar (99) lifted team’s score and put Team Green into the driving seat.

Iftikhar Ahmed (28*) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (19*) scored 49 runs together, in the end, to hand a convincing six-wickets victory to Team Green.

Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah bagged a wicket each for the losing side in the second inning.

Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan guided Team White to add 284 runs into the 64-runs lead. The wicket-keeper batsman scored 100 runs off 159 balls with the help of 14 boundaries.

Shadab Khan supported him strongly and contributed 39 runs off 62 balls laced with four boundaries and two sixes.

Skipper Babar Azam and Haider Ali were the other two performers from Team white with the scores of 58 and 51 respectively.