Pakistan A 22 for 3 (Hopes 2-0) trail Australia A 293 (Ronchi 107, Jaques 82) by 271 runs
A lively century from Luke Ronchi gave Australia A a respectable total before the Pakistan A top order threatened to disintegrate in the second Test at Lahore. At stumps on the first day the home side was 22 for 3, still trailing Australia by 271 runs.
Khurram Manzoor was the only Pakistan batsman to get off the mark and he was unbeaten on 20 at the close, with Naved Latif yet to score. Doug Bollinger had Khalid Latif caught behind for 0 and James Hopes, who finished with 2 for 0, removed Yasir Hameed and Anwar Ali, each without scoring.
It was an unhappy end to a day that had begun well for Pakistan after Faisal Iqbal won the toss and decided to field. The visitors were struggling at 59 for 4 as the Pakistan fast bowlers shared the wickets around, but Phil Jaques and Hopes began the recovery mission.
Jaques continued his productive tour - he made 152 in the first Test - with 82 from 99 balls and Hopes managed 34. But it was Ronchi batting at No. 7 who did the major damage, belting two sixes and 16 fours in his 107 from 109 deliveries. Ronchi had solid support from Cullen Bailey (31) as Australia fought their way to 293.