CAIRNS: Pakistan defeated Cricket Australia XI on Saturday by 201 runs in their tours match before the first day-night test against Australia starting from December 15 at Brisbane.
Opener Azhar Ali scored an unbeaten 82 and spinner Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets to help Pakistan thrash Cricket Australia XI.
The tourists declared their second innings at 216 for six and then bundled the whole CA XI for 109 off 27.3 overs to win early on the final day of their three-day day-night game.
Pakistan set the CA XI a target of 311 run but the inexperienced home side never got within range with left-arm spinner Nawaz snaring three for 31 and pacemen Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali each capturing two wickets.
Ali added 38 to his overnight score and struck three of his seven fours and two sixes on the final day before the Pakistan declaration to set up the result.
Nawaz was unbeaten alongside Ali on 36 off 47 balls, with Sarfraz Ahmed the only man to be dismissed on Saturday, bowled for 39.
Pakistan are coming off a two-Test series defeat in New Zealand and have lost their last nine Tests in Australia going back to 1999.