Pakistan fare poorly in Test warm-up
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)
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.