Pakistan v Worcestershire: Azhar Ali and Shan Masood find form

Azhar Ali

Tour match, New Road (day one of two):
Pakistan 261-3 dec: Ali 81, Barnard 1-30
Worcestershire 30-0: Mitchell 14*, Fell 14*

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali found form in his side’s tour match against Worcestershire after a disappointing opening two Tests against England.

Azhar has scores of 7, 23, 1 and 8 in his four innings against England but scored 81 before being bowled by Ed Barnard.

Opening batsman Shan Masood hit 67 after making 39 and 1 in last week’s 330-run defeat at Old Trafford.

The hosts were 30-0 in their reply at close of play.

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