West Indies President's XI v Pakistan, Trelawney April 17, 2017

Pakistan fare poorly in Test warm-up

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies President's XI 419 (Vishaul Singh 135*, Hetmyer 97, Powell 58, Amir 3-66) and 152 for 2 (Powell 84*) drew with Pakistan 192 (Shehzad 55, Sarfraz 50, Jacobs 4-45)

File photo - Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan failed to make runs in the practice game © Getty Images

Pakistan had a poor outing in their only warm-up game in the lead up to the first Test against West Indies, their batsmen conceding a large first-innings lead and their bowlers unable to make swift inroads into the West Indies President's XI.

The home team chose to bat at the Trelawny Stadium in Jamaica and made 419 in the first innings, a score built on half-centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Kieran Powell, and an unbeaten hundred from Vishaul Singh, all of whom were eventually rewarded by a call-up to the West Indies squad for the first Test. Mohammad Amir claimed 3 for 66 in 22.1 overs, while Yasir Shah sent down 37 overs for his two wickets.

Hasan Ali strained his groin while fielding in the first innings, but the PCB remained hopeful that he would recover in time to play a role in the Test series.

The hosts were dismissed in 126.1 overs, on the second day, and Pakistan did not begin their reply well. Apart from Ahmed Shehzad, who made 55, none of the top five made it to 20, with Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 7 and 8 respectively. Sarfraz Ahmed made a brisk 50 to shore up the innings but Pakistan were shot out in 68 overs for 192, trailing by 227.

The West Indies President's XI opted to bat again, though, and Powell made another half-century as the match ended in a draw. Pakistan were able to take only two second-innings wickets in 42 overs, as the hosts posted 152. Ali did not bowl in the second innings.

The first Test between West Indies and Pakistan begin in Kingston on April 21.

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  • GREGORY on April 20, 2017, 19:24 GMT

    Based on performance it looks like a few new WI players deserve a chance at test level. Hopefully WI Can win the test series..

  • mohammad on April 20, 2017, 11:58 GMT

    Pakistan has a weak test team and it may be exposed in this tour. Poor in batting and poor in bowling. If Misbah and younus fail, chance of winning is very low. The two old horse can not run anymore. Age has an effect. Bowlers win match. I do not see any quality bowler now playing.

  • khurra4163103 on April 20, 2017, 2:15 GMT

    Then Azhar and Asad should learn from Yonus khan to score runs without playing ODI and T20s

  • Aleem on April 20, 2017, 0:47 GMT

    1. Babar Azam 2. AzharAli 3. Younis Khan 4. Misbah-ul-Haq 5. Asad Shafiq 6. Sarfaraz Ahmad 7. Shadab 8. Yasir Shah 9. Muhammad Amir 10. Hassan Ali 11. Mohammad Abbas

  • Dennis on April 19, 2017, 22:19 GMT

    It's annoying how people say they "did not take it seriously". Although you don't want to burn out your players in practice matches, you also don't want to see what is essentially a 3rd string west indies team not only out performing your player with the bat but dominating them with the ball as well. You want your team to use the practice match to assess the conditions and get in form and going into the series with confidence which ultimately means winning games and making runs...of which they did neither.

  • daimmu5296147 on April 19, 2017, 15:28 GMT

    I suggest this playing 11 from these 16.

    1. Babar Azam 2. AZharAli 3. Younis Khan 4. Misbah-ul-Haq 5. Asad Shafiq 6. Sarfaraz Ahmad 7. Yasir Shah 8. Mohammad Asghar / Shadab 9. Wahab Riaz 10. Muhammad Amir 11. Hassan Ali

    We need five proper Bowlers to take 20 wickets to win the match.

  • Jawad Hassan on April 19, 2017, 15:24 GMT

    Its Just A Practice Match and Pakistan Team did not take it seriously. They can easily win this series.

  • Arif on April 19, 2017, 14:32 GMT

    Only two who scored for Pakistan had played ODIs Sarfraz and Shahzad,PCB cant drop Azhar and Shafiq from ODIs if they want these two to be successful in tests.

  • Mojalefa on April 19, 2017, 12:19 GMT

    Pakistan should be careful and also know that after Younis and Misbah they are gonna need someone who'll always step and take on the opposition, I still strongly feel that they should just over-look the performances put on by Salman Butt this season, he is a good player despite of what might have transpired, they still need him and his experience.

  • Cricinfouser on April 19, 2017, 10:44 GMT

    Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younus Khan, Misbah, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali

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