Pakistan cricket team observed a minute of silence for the plane crash victims on Thursday before the start of their warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI. A Pakistan International Airline ATR aircraft crashed in Havaliyan on Wednesday on its way to Islamabad from Chitral, killing all 47 people onboard. The national side is playing a three-day pink-ball side match in Cairns, Australia before the three-Test match series against Australia which begins on Thursday. By Tea, Pakistan had lost three wickets at 62 – scored at a run rate of 2.21. Pakistan’s openers Sami Aslam (10 off 23) and Azhar Ali (23 off 64) put up a 21-run stand. Number three Babar Azam scored 16 out of 40 balls before departing in the 19th over. Veterans Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq were unbeaten on 7 and 4 respectively. The Australian cricket board named an unchanged squad from their last Test at Adelaide against South Africa. The Steven Smith-led Kangaroos finally broke the losing streak in the day-night affair and registered a comprehensive seven-wicket win.