Manchester Test, Pakistan scored 139 for 2 in their first innings on the first day against England.

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Manchester (APP) Babar Azam’s brilliant unbeaten half-century helped Pakistan score 139 for 2 in their first innings on the first day of the opening Test against England.

Pakistan’s first two players returned to the pavilion with a total score of 43, after which Babar Azam and Shaun Masood batted carefully and formed a valuable 96-run partnership for the third wicket to take the team’s total to 139 runs. Babar Azam is unbeaten on 69 and Shaun Masood is unbeaten on 46

The first day of the match was called off early due to rain and poor lighting and a 49-over game was possible, with Chris Vokes and Joffra Archer taking one wicket each for England.

When the match between the two teams started at Manchester on Wednesday, Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat first. Shaun Masood and Abid Ali started the innings for Pakistan. Abid Ali scored 16 runs and was bowled cleanly by Joffra Archer.

In 15.4 overs when the rain started and the game was stopped. When the game started again, captain Azhar Ali also returned to the pavilion without any significant performance. He LBW out by Chris Vokes without scoring a run.

At that time, Pakistan’s total score was 43 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. After that, Babar Azam and Shaun Masood batted very carefully and scored a valuable 96 runs for the third wicket to take their team to 139 runs.

Rain affected the first day’s play and made 49 overs possible on the first day. The first day of the first match of the three-match series between the two teams was called off early due to rain and poor lighting.

At the end of the first day’s play, Pakistan had scored 139 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in their first innings. Babar Azam is on 69 and Shaun Masood is on 46. Chris Vokes and Joffre Archer took one wicket each for England.

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