Pak draw tour match against Auckland
Pakistan batted out a tame draw on the third and final day of the tour match against Auckland on Tuesday.india Updated: Dec 16, 2003 10:28 IST
Pakistan batted out a tame draw on the third and final day of the tour match against Auckland on Tuesday.
The tourists, who were 96 runs ahead on first innings, finished on 201 for five in their second innings after bowling Auckland out for 222 earlier in the day.
Yousuf Youhana, who was out for a duck in the first innings, made amends with 67 in the second. But he was dropped by wicketkeeper Reece Young before he had scored and had another life on 22 when Mark Richardson dropped him at mid-wicket.
Skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who was run out for 18 in the first innings, scored an unbeaten 62 second time round.
Earlier, Pakistan off spinner Danish Kaneria picked up five for 70 in Auckland's first innings.
Pakistan coach Javed Miandad said he was pleased with the workout before the first test in Hamilton which starts on Friday.
"Originally we were supposed to have two warm-up matches before the test but one was scrapped, so we are very grateful to have had a good game here," Miandad told reporters.
Paceman Shoaib Akhtar, who left the field on the second day because of a slight calf injury, bowled five overs for eight runs on Tuesday.