RAWALPINDI: Due to the responsible innings of Test captain Babar Azam and Karachi Test hero Fawad Alam, Pakistan has scored 145 runs for the loss of three wickets till tea break on the first day of Rawalpindi Test.
According to the details, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the Rawalpindi Test. The openers of the national team failed once again. Imran Butt scored 15 and Abid Ali 6 runs while Azhar Ali was dismissed without scoring a run.
After losing three wickets for 23 runs, Test captain Babar Azam and Fawad Alam began to increase the team’s runs slowly by adopting a cautious approach. Both the players played responsible innings and scored 100 runs for the fourth wicket partnership.
Babar Azam and Fawad Alam continued to try to make the team’s value valuable by enduring the blows of prosthetic bowlers, meanwhile, Babar Azam completed his half-century.
By the tea break, captain Babar Azam is on the crease with 77 and Fawad Alam with 42.
For South Africa, Kishoma Maharaj took two wickets and Arch Naturji took one wicket.
Talking to the media after the toss, Babar Azam, captain of the Test team, said that no changes have been made in the squad for the second Test and they will try to make a good start.
Babar Azam said that the wicket of Rawalpindi is looking very dry, at the same time he said that he wants to win the series against Proteas by two wickets.
The national Test team includes Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Rizwan, Fahim Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hassan Ali, Noman Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
South Africa captain Quentin de Kock says there is a bit of grass on the wicket which feels like it will help the bowlers, in the beginning, a change has been made in the squad for the second Test. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has been replaced by Wayne Mulder.