Fawad, Babar imbued stability in Pakistan’s first innings

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21st Aug, 2021. 02:43 pm
Cricket, Pakistan, West Indies, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam

Captain Babar Azam and veteran middle-order batsman Fawad Alam’s brilliant partnership helped Pakistan recover in the second Test against West Indies.

After being put in to bat first, the visitors lost the first three wickets inside the first four overs at the score of just two.

However, a 158-run partnership for the fourth-wicket between Babar and Fawad put the Green Caps in a strong position at the end of the day’s play where they were 212 for the loss of four wickets in their first innings.

The Pakistan skipper went back to the pavilion after scoring a well-crafted 75 off 174 balls with the help of 13 fours.

Fawad, on the other hand, was retired hurt due to severe cramps after scoring 76 off 149 balls, which included 11 boundaries.

When the umpires took the players off the field due to bad light, wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan was not out on 22 whereas all-rounder Faheem Ashraf was unbeaten on 23.

Veteran pacer Kemar Roach was the most successful bowler for the home team on the opening day where he claimed three wickets.

The Caribbean giants are leading the two-match series after winning the first encounter by one wicket.

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