Butt and Asif back with a bang

0
171
Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt plays a shot during a domestic one-day match in Hyderabad on January 10, 2016. Butt and Mohammad Asif returned to domestic action in the national one-day tournament on Sunday, four months after completing their five-year bans for spot-fixing. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP / RIZWAN TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif made a comeback to competitive cricket after after more than 5 years as they represented Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA).

In a match played at the Niaz Stadium at Hyderabad Salman Butt opened the batting for WAPDA and scored 135 runs off 143 balls including 14 fours. He led the team to a total of 277 runs in 50 overs which proved to be a match winning total as the opponent FATA side were bundled out at 136.

Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt leaves the field during a domestic one-day match in Hyderabad on January 10, 2016. Butt and Mohammad Asif returned to domestic action in the national one-day tournament on Sunday, four months after completing their five-year bans for spot-fixing. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP / RIZWAN TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Fast bowler Mohammad Asif took 2 wickets for 22 runs in 6 overs and provided early breakthroughs and set the top upfront with the ball.

Pakistani paceman Mohammad Asif delivers a ball during a domestic one-day match in Hyderabad on January 10, 2016. Butt and Mohammad Asif returned to domestic action in the national one-day tournament on Sunday, four months after completing their five-year bans for spot-fixing. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP / RIZWAN TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Although this was their very first match but they showed no signs of rustiness and went about their work in efficient fashion. Their international comeback could take some time but this is the best possible start.

 

Please follow and like us:
20

Comments

comments