PAK vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 1: Captain Babar took the lead, Pakistan in comfortable position


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Captain Babar Azam took charge
Pakistan in happy condition
Babar close to double century

new Delhi. The first match between New Zealand and the host team, which went on a tour of Pakistan for the Test series, is being played in Karachi from 26 December. After the end of the first day of the Karachi Test, the Pak team seems to be in a pleasant state. Captain Babar Azam had an important contribution in this success of the team. Where the other batsmen of the team were seen struggling in front of the Kiwi bowlers. While batting with understanding, he played an unbeaten century of 161 runs in 277 balls and kept one end intact.

After the end of the first day of the Karachi Test, Pakistan’s score is 317 runs at the loss of five wickets. For the team, Agha Salman along with Captain Babar Azam (161) is unbeaten after scoring three runs off 16 balls. On the other hand, the players who were dismissed in the first innings of the first Test for the hosts are opener Abdullah Shafiq (7), Imam-ul-Haq (24), Shan Masood (3), Saud Shakeel (22) and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed (86).

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Sarfaraz Ahmed deserves as much praise in the first innings of the Karachi Test. After the initial setbacks, he did the work of grooming the innings by sharing an important century partnership with Captain Babar Azam. He played a fine half-century of 86 runs in the first innings for the team, facing a total of 153 balls. Meanwhile, nine fours came out of his bat.

Talk about New Zealand’s bowling after the end of the first day, then Ejaz Patel and Michael Bracewell got two successes for the team respectively. Apart from this, Captain Tim Southee took one wicket. Apart from these bowlers, Neil Wagner, Ish Sodhi and Daryl Mitchell also bowled, but these bowlers have not got a single success.

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