CAIRNS, Australia (AP) – Pakistan’s bowlers dismissed a Cricket Australia XI for 109 to clinch a 201-run win Saturday on the third and final day of a tour match ahead of next week’s first day-night test against Australia in Brisbane.
The visitors required just 27.3 overs to roll through the inexperienced home side, after Pakistan declared at 216-6, setting a target of 311 with two sessions to play.
But Pakistan needed just one, as spinner Mohammad Nawaz claimed three wickets and pacemen Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali two each, following on from dismissing the hosts for 114 in the first innings.
Amir (2-18) looked dangerous with the new ball, sharply swinging it back after he also claimed three wickets on Thursday night in his opening two overs of the first innings.
Ali (2-19) also pressed his claims for a test recall, the left-armer trapping both openers, Jimmy Pearson and Arcade games Jake Carder, lbw on balls that stayed low.
Pakistan opener Azhar Ali had earlier warmed up for the first test, starting on Thursday at the Gabba, with an unbeaten 82.
Pakistan has never won a test series in Australia, winning just four of 32 test matches since its first visit in 1964. Australia has won just one of its past five tests.