Manchester: International quantity 6 Take a look at batsman Pakistan’s Babar Azam on Wednesday (August 5, 2020) shined on day 1 of the primary Take a look at towards England on the Outdated Trafford Cricket Flooring in Manchester.
The 25-year outdated batsman persisted his terrific shape in Take a look at cricket and taken up his 14th Take a look at half-century. He remained no longer out (69) and confronted 100 deliveries. His innings used to be embellished with 11 fours.
At the different finish, Pakistan’s opener Shan Masood additionally remained unbeaten at 46 off 152 deliveries. His stable innings integrated 7 fours and particularly, no traveling opener had confronted extra balls within the first innings of a tournament in England than Shan (as of late) because the get started of 2016.
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No traveling opener has confronted extra balls within the first innings of a tournament in England than @shani_official (45 no longer out) as of late because the get started of 2016.#ENGvPAK %.twitter.com/urUMMp5yrq
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 5, 2020
Babar who might be aiming for his sixth ton in a white jersey ended the day with a 96 runs partnership with Shan.
Previous within the day, Azhar Ali led-Pakistan opted to bat first within the opening Take a look at of the three-match sequence.
Pakistan who’re taking part in their first global cricket tournament after COVID-19 halt reached 139 for two in 49 overs sooner than dangerous climate known as off the play.
Jofra Archer supplied the primary leap forward when his fast supply bowled Abid Ali who went to pavilion at a ranking of 16.
Seven runs later, Chris Woakes pushed aside skipper Azhar Ali who didn’t open his account.
The England and Pakistan groups additionally paid tribute to the individuals who were affected because of the coronavirus. Each the groups noticed a one-minute silence sooner than the beginning of the Take a look at tournament.
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) August 5, 2020
Temporary Ratings: Pakistan 139-2 (49 overs), Babar 69* , Shan 46* , Woakes 1-14