Shafique shines in Pallekele | Sri Lanka A vs Pakistan A

Pallekele, 4 November 2021: Opener Abdullah Shafique struck an unbeaten half-century for Pakistan Shaheens who reached 180 for four on a curtailed opening day of the second four-day match against Sri Lanka A in Pallekele on Thursday.

Abdullah was batting on 89 and Salman Ali Agha was not out on 14 when the umpires called off the proceedings on a day when only 50.1 overs were possible.

Abdullah has struck 14 fours in a 156-ball innings, while Salman Ali Agha has struck two fours.

Kamran Ghulam was the other notable scorer with a 59-ball 45 that included nine fours after Saud Shakeel had elected to bat first.

Scores in brief:

Pakistan Shaheen 180-4, 50.1 overs (Abdullah Shafique 89 not out, Kamran Ghulam 45, Salman Ali Agha 14 not out, Saud Shakeel 9, Usman Salahuddin 9, Omair Yousuf 5; Chamika Gunasekara 3-42)

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