Pakistan cricket team arrives Karachi for Second Test Match

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Dec, 2019. 12:44 pm
Pakistan team in Karachi

Pakistan cricket team has arrived Karachi from Rawalpindi for the second Test match against Sri Lanka here on Monday (today).

The team was rushed to the hotel in a tight security base from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

The second match of the series of the two-Test matches will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi from the 19th.

Sri Lanka’s guest team will arrive in Karachi today afternoon, with both teams participating in training sessions at the National Stadium on December 17 and 18.

The first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Stadium ended on a draw.

On the fifth day of the first Test match, the guest team made 308 runs for six wickets and declared their first innings while Pakistan made 252 for 2 wickets in the first innings.

Historic Pindi Test mostly damaged due to bad weather. Pakistani opener Abid Ali set a unique world record, he became the world’s first cricketer to score a Test and ODI debut and was named Man of the Match.

Babar Azam also scored his third Test career century, with both teams scoring 20 points for the ICC Test Championship.

Yesterday, Pakistan opener Abid Ali became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and one-day international debuts when he struck a ton against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi here on Sunday.

Ali’s century made him the first male player to score century on ODI and Test debuts.

The only other player to achieve the feat before Ali was England’s woman cricketer Enid Bakewell.

Abid was joined by Babar Azam, who scored his 13th Test fifty for the hosts on day five of the Rawalpindi Test.

At tea, Pakistan reached 177-2 at tea in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 308-6.

Abid scored 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day international debut in March this year.

The 32-year-old hit paceman Vishwa Fernando for a boundary and then drove him through cover for two to complete his hundred, raising his hands in jubilation before bowing down on the ground.

His feat came on the fifth and final day at Rawalpindi stadium and follows his 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day international debut in March this year.

Bad weather hit the Test on all previous four days and only 91.5 overs were played as rain, bad light and overcast conditions affected the game. The fourth day was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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