Allrounder Afridi turns it on
Pakistanis 366 for 7 (Afridi 104, Youhana 87, Akmal 56*, Younis 53) beat Antigua and Barbuda President's XI 118 (Cornwall 46, Afridi 4-6) by 248 runs
An outstanding allround performance by Shahid Afridi ensured that Pakistan got off to a rollicking start on their tour of the West Indies. Afridi carried on his excellent form from the series against India, blasting 104 off a mere 46 balls to power the Pakistanis to 366 for 7 against Antigua and Barbuda President's XI. He then turned it on with the ball as well, taking 4 for 6 from 6.4 overs as the home side were bundled out for 118, giving the Pakistanis victory by 248 runs.
Afridi turned it on from the start, allowing Salman Butt to contribute just 8 in a first-wicket stand of 50. Afridi's knock included 11 fours and eight sixes, including one off fast bowler Ricky Christopher which landed into a nearby church. By the time he was done, Afridi had scored 104 out of a team total of 141.
The Pakistanis continued to pile the runs, though, with Yousuf Youhana making a fluent 87 off 79 balls with seven fours and three sixes, and Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal chipping in with half-centuries down the order. Apart from Butt, the only other failure was Inzamam-ul-Haq, who was run out for a duck.
Set a target of 367, the President's XI outfit didn't have a chance. Shabbir Ahmed and Iftikhar Anjum did the early damage, reducing the home team to 34 for 3, before Afridi came along and took care of the middle order and the tail.
This was Pakistan's only warm-up match of the series: the first one-day international will be played in St Vincent on Wednesday (May 18), followed by two more matches over the weekend.