Derbyshire: Asad Shafiq supported Team Green’s batting as they posted 162-5 in return of Team White’s 249 on Day 2 of an intra-squad practice match.
Team Green took two wickets earlier on Day 2 to bowl out opponents for 249 before coming out to take their turn. It took no long when Team Green lost their opener, Abid Ali, for the sum of 29 which built pressure on the batting side. Abid scored just 10 of 25 runs with two boundaries.
Fakhar Zaman (17) walked off in 13th over leaving more pressure on his team’s camp. Azhar Ali and Asad joined hands for the third wicket and scored 42 runs to release some pressure but Azhar’s wicket once again brought pressure on the batting side. The skipper scored 31 off 66 with four boundaries.
Asad walked off with 50 not-out at stumps along with Faheem Ashraf (5*). Iftikhar Ahmed contributed 31 runs to the team’s total.
Sohail Khan was the pick of the bowlers for Team White as the right-arm pacer took three wickets and conceded 42 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Shinwari shared a wicket each on Day 2.