UAE v Pakistanis, Abu Dhabi, 1st day October 9, 2013

Younis' ton lifts Pakistanis to 317

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Pakistanis 317 (Younis 103, A Akmal 71, Raza 2-59) v United Arab Emirates

Younis Khan extended his good run of form with a century for the Pakistani side against the United Arab Emirates in a tour game in Abu Dhabi. The Pakistanis finished the first day of the two-day game at 317 off 86 overs, scoring runs at nearly 3.70 runs per over. The tour game is a preparatory exercise for the Pakistan side ahead of the Test series against South Africa, which starts next week.

Batting first, the Pakistanis lost Khurram Manzoor* for 1, but wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal and Younis then added 188 runs for the second wicket. Akmal remained unbeaten on 71 off 136 balls with nine fours, while Younis scored 103 off 160 balls before retiring hurt.

Misbah-ul-Haq got a start, reaching 27 off 44 balls but couldn't carry on for a big score. Abdur Rehman also made a fifty, scoring 52 off 71 balls.

The spinners had most success in the UAE attack. Offspinner Nasir Aziz, left-arm spinner Ahmed Raza and right-arm slow bowler Rohan Mustafa all took two wickets apiece, with Aziz grabbing his wickets in quick succession towards the end of the Pakistani innings.

*Khurram Manzoor batted twice, scoring 1 and 26, as Pakistan had only 10 players available on the day.

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  • Dummy4 on October 11, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    @bohurupi uae got all out on 190.muhammad irfan took 4 wickets

  • Bohurupi on October 10, 2013, 18:35 GMT

    What has happened to the match?

  • Muhammad on October 10, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Pakistan's playing XI in first game should be:

    Ahmed Shehzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, Misbah ul Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Muhammad Rizwan / Adnan Akmal, Abdur Rahman, Zulfiqar Babar, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan.

  • Khawaja on October 10, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    PCB Please don't let players like Khurram Manzoor in the team, he is a slogger do put him where he belongs. It's time to give chances to fresh faces Ahmed,Shan & Amin.

  • Dummy4 on October 10, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    Misbah batted twice in this match?

  • Ronny on October 10, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    Beware-KHURRAM MANZOOR is your next problem! Doesnt have the caliber to handle Stane, Morkel etc.

  • Dummy4 on October 9, 2013, 21:35 GMT

    This guy has so much potential when in form

  • asad on October 9, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    Is it just a typo on the scoreboard or did Khurram Manzoor actually get to bat twice in one inning. Adnan and Younis have scored big and really impressed with Adnan cuz i didnt think he had batting capability. Rehman scored a quick 50 which is encouraging knowing that Pakistan has a long and weak tail. Misbah scored at a relatively quick pace for a change but he still couldnt score big. Over all I am excited for the test series.

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