Butt scores century in comeback match, Asif takes 2 wickets
ISLAMABAD (AP) Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt smashed a century and fast bowler Mohammad Asif took two wickets as the convicted spot-fixers made their first appearance Sunday in competitive cricket after more than five years.
Butt scored 135 off 143 balls with 14 fours while Asif took 2-22 as they led the Water and Power Development Authority to a convincing 141-run victory over Federally Administered Tribal Areas in a one-day cup match in Hyderabad.
Both players were eligible to compete from last September when their bans ended but first had to go through the Pakistan Cricket Board's rehabilitation program.
Butt and Asif, along with fast bowler Mohammad Amir, were banned for at least five years in 2010 for bowling deliberate no-balls during a test match.