Pakistan cricket stars plan mid-match excursion during tour match in Australia. Watch

Pakistan Test skipper Shan Masood, Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed was involved in an amusing conversation about an outing after today’s game during the ongoing warm-up match against Australia’s Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra. In a conversation caught on the stump microphone, the trio can be heard talking about the outing plan mid-match, which ends with Babar breaking down laughing. “Hum time see ready ho jayenge gaye (We are getting ready on time),” Masood said.Ap tid peye aa jana, aap log 3 log log honge na (Please be on time, you will be three guys, won’t you?,” Sarfaraz said.Aa teeeja kera aa gaya (Where did the third one come from?),” remarked Babar, leaving them all in splits.

Meanwhile, in the fight, Cameron Bancroft hit 53 and Marcus Harris 49 against Pakistan in their quest to become Australia’s new Test opener, but neither was able to push on and make a big score.

They helped the Prime Minister’s XI reach 149-2 at stumps in Canberra to be trailed by 242 in Pakistan’s only warm-up game before the three-Test series starting in Perth next week.

The visitors declared for 391-9 after captain Shan Masood completed a double century after resuming day two of the four-day game at Manuka Oval on 156, smashing 14 fours and a six in his 201 not out.

South Australian quick Jordan Buckingham took 5-80.

Billed as a “bat-off” for compensation David WarnerBancroft and Harris got the nod to open ahead of Matt Renshawwho is also a candidate to fill the void left by the veteran when he retires.

Warner has indicated that he plans to leave the longer format after the third Test against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January, his home ground.

Bancroft, best known for his role in the infamous “Sandpaper-gate” ball-tampering scandal of 2018, was patient in building a half-century before being caught lbw by Khurram Shahzad.

Harris, who has been in and around the Test side since his debut in 2018, got to his under-50 when he was caught by Shahzad at mid-off off spin Abrar Ahmed.

Renshaw was not out 18 and Cameron Green was undefeated on the 19th.

(With AFP inputs)

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