Hafeez leads Pakistan in early domination of VC XI

Castries, St Lucia - Pakistan have opened their campaign in the West Indies with a strong batting performance after winning the toss in their warm up match against the Vice Chancellor's XI at Mindoo Phillip Park in St Lucia.

Stand in captain Mohammed Hafeez stroked a compact half century to lead the visitors to 145 for 1 by the end of the 31st over. The right hander reached 79 from 80 balls and has so far struck eight fours and a six.

With him at the crease is Ahmed Shahzad on 18 (38b, 1x4) while Taufeeq Umar made 44 from 67 balls as he and Hafeez posted 77 for the first wicket.

Carlos Brathwaite was the wickettaker and has 1 for 24 from seven overs. Fidel Edwards has also delivered seven overs for 33 runs but had two catches dropped off his bowling while Dwayne Bravo has bowled 4 overs for 27 runs.

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