All-rounder Mitchell Marsh celebrated his elevation to joint Australia vice captain with a punishing hundred on Monday because the traveling batsmen warmed up for the Pakistan Take a look at sequence.The 26-year-old scored 162 with 17 barriers in opposition to Pakistan A in Dubai. Australia closed at 494-Four after a batting exercise. The older Marsh brother, Shaun, ignored his century by means of six runs whilst Travis Head was once 90 now not out.
That gave the guests a 216-run lead. Pakistan ‘A’ made 278 all out of their first innings within the four-day fit at ICC Academy floor.
Mitchell, made vice captain along Josh Hazlewood on Thursday, added 207 with brother Shaun, whose 230-ball knock had 13 barriers.
Mitchell then added 106 with Head for the fourth wicket. Head had hit ten barriers as Pakistan’s Take a look at pacers Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali didn’t get a wicket.
Some other left-arm pacer Waqas Maqsood completed with 2-66 whilst part-time spinner Iftikhar Ahmed had 2-149.
Head then shared an unbroken stand of 87 with Marnus Labuschagne (39 now not out), who had changed Matthew Renshaw after his head damage on Sunday.
Pakistan and Australia play the primary Take a look at in Dubai from Sunday whilst the second one Take a look at is in Abu Dhabi from October 16.
Abbreviated Rankings: Australia 494-4 (M. Marsh 162, S. Marsh 94, T. Head 90 now not out) Pakistan ‘A’ 278 (Abid Ali 85, Sami Aslam 51; N. Lyon 8-013)
First Printed: October 1, 2018, 8:58 PM IST