SHARJAH - M Hafeez, who pulled out midway through the England tour because of injury and later missed the limited-overs series against West Indies in the UAE, fell for a seven-ball duck in the warm-up match between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Patron's XI and West Indians played with the pink ball in Sharjah.

Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad, who had last played for Pakistan in the World T20 in India, and Iftikhar Ahmed, who made his Test debut at the Oval in August, however, gave a good account of themselves by making fifities. Legspinner Devendra Bishoo, meanwhile, impressed for West Indians, taking 3 for 77.

Having been sent in, PCB Patron's XI lost Hafeez in the third over of the match to fast bowler Miguel Cummins before Masood and Shehzad ground out 100 runs for the second wicket. The stand ended when Bishoo had Shehzad caught by Darren Bravo for 52 in the 47th over. Masood reached 58 off 191 balls before he was run-out by Carlos Brathwaite.

PCB Patrons' XI seemed to have regained control through Ifthikar who chalked up his 10th first-class fifty. He struck six fours and two sixes during his 63. Bishoo, however, removed both Ifthikar and captain Fawad Alam in the 81st over to loosen Pakistan's grip. Asif Zakir and wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal then closed the day at 241 for 5.

The spinners - Bishoo, Roston Chase, and Kraigg Brathwaite - did the bulk of the work for West Indians on the first day, sending down 58 of the 90 overs bowled on the opening day. The first Test between Pakistan and West Indies, also Pakistan's 400th, will be played with the pink ball, starting October 13 in Dubai

 

Scoreboard

PCB PATRON'S XI 1ST INNINGS:

M Hafeez c Joseph b Cummins 0

Shan Masood run out 58

Ahmed Shehzad c Bravo b Bishoo 52

Iftikhar Ahmed c sub b Bishoo 63

Fawad Alam c Blackwood b Bishoo 32

Asif Zakir not out 9

Adnan Akmal not out 26

EXTRAS: (w1) 1

TOTAL: (5 wkts; 90 overs) 241

FOW: 1-0, 2-101, 3-143, 4-206, 5-207

BOWLING: Cummins 15-5-36-1, Joseph 3-1-4-0, Holder 14-3-31-0, Bishoo 29-6-77-3, Chase 17-2-59-0, Brathwaite 12-1-34-0

TOSS: PCB Patron's XI

UMPIRES: Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza

MATCH REFEREE: Mansoor Pasha