Babar Azam, batting on 14*, and Saud Shakeel on 0*, resumed their innings on day two of the two-day warm-up match against SLC Board XI at Hambantota, after Pakistan ended the first day on 160/3.
Babar lead the charge for Pakistan, hitting left-arm spinner, Praveen Jayawickrama, over mid-on for a boundary.
Babar is batting on 79 not out and Shakeel is currently unbeaten on 61. Pakistan captain has scored seven fours and a six in his innings so far.
Pakistan dominated the proceedings on the first day on Tuesday.
After a brilliant bowling performance that saw them dismiss the SLC Board XI for a total of 196 runs, Pakistan’s opening batsmen, Imam ul Haq and Abdullah Shafique, capitalized on the team’s strong bowling display and carried the momentum forward with a solid start to their innings.
Imam ul Haq played a patient innings, scoring 36 runs off 75 deliveries, while Abdullah Shafique contributed with 25 runs off 44 balls. However, it was Shan Masood who stole the limelight with an aggressive intent, scoring a quick-fire 83 runs off just 66 balls, which included nine fours and three sixes. His aggressive approach put the Sri Lankan bowlers under immense pressure and allowed Pakistan to accumulate runs at a brisk pace.
Both sides are allowed to use all members of their squads during the match.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi and Shan Masood