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Abdullah Shafiq and Imam ul Haq together created a record, tough competition in front of Australia

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Abdullah Shafiq and Imam Ul Haq

Australia vs Pakistan Test Match: The first match of the three-Test series being played between Australia and Pakistan is going on. So far two days of play have taken place and it is difficult to say which team is gaining the upper hand. Yes, it can definitely be said that the host team has a slight upper hand, but the Pakistani batsmen faced the Australian pace battery strongly. By the end of the second day’s play, Pakistan had scored 132 runs for 2 wickets. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s opening batsmen Abdullah Shafiq and Imamal ul Haq performed great feats for Pakistan.

Abdullah Shafiq and Imam ul Haq did this big work for Pakistan

Mohsin Khan and Mudassar Nazar hold the record for the highest partnership of runs as opening batsmen in Test cricket for Pakistan. Together, these two have made a partnership of 2057 runs by playing 54 ODI matches for Pakistan. Out of this, there were century partnerships three times and half-century partnerships 16 times. After this comes Aamir Suhail and Saeed Anwar. Both of them opened for the team 37 times and during this period they scored 1563 runs. Mohammad Hafeez and Taufiq Umar together opened the batting for Pakistan 39 times in Tests and managed to score 1438 runs. Talking about Majid Khan and Sadiq Mohammad, both of them together started the innings 26 times and scored 1391 runs. Now the pair of Abdullah Shafiq and Imam ul Haq has come at number five. Together, both of them have scored 1065 runs while opening the innings for the team 21 times. In this, there have been century partnerships thrice and half-century partnerships thrice.

This was the condition of the first day’s play

If we talk about the first Test match being played between Australia and Pakistan, Australia has scored 487 runs in its first innings. While David Warner played a explosive inning of 164 runs for the team, Mitchell Marsh also scored 90 runs, but he missed completing his century. However, none of the other batsmen could even score a half-century. After this, when the Pakistani team came out to bat, Abdullah Shafiq and Imam ul Haq together made a partnership of 74 runs. Abdullah Shafiq was out on the score of 42 runs. New captain Shan Masood, who came to bat at number three, batted well and scored 30 runs. Lastly, Khurram Shahzad, who came in as nightwatch man in place of Babar Azam at number four, is unbeaten on seven runs and Imam Ul Haq is unbeaten on 38 runs.

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