Pakistan beats New Zealand XI by 120 runs in tour match

Published On: January 3, 2018 03:07 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NELSON, New Zealand, Jan 3:  Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman scored unbeaten centuries as Pakistan beat a New Zealand XI by 120 runs Wednesday in a one-day tour match.

Fakhar pounded 106 from 84 balls and Azhar made 104 from 105 balls in a 206-run opening partnership at Saxton Oval. Pakistan meets New Zealand in the first of five one-day internationals in Wellington on Saturday.

Hasan Ali made 36 from 15 balls and Shahdab Khan 24 as Pakistan went on to post 341-9.

In reply, the New Zealand XI was all out for 221 in 47.1 overs. Michael Davidson top-scored with 54 while Shadab Khan took 4-52.

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