New Zealand wicketkeeper Tom Blundell recorded a unique performance, beating Ajaz Patel’s Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique and Michael Bracewell’s Shan Masood in the fourth and seventh overs respectively.
For the first time in men’s Test cricket in 145 years, the first two ejections in a Test match stymied the opening day of the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Karachi’s National Stadium on Monday.
New Zealand wicket-keeper Tom Blundell put in a unique performance as he defeated Pakistan’s opener Abdullah Shafiq and Michael Bracewell’s Shang in the 4th and 7th overs respectively. Recorded. Pakistan lost their first two wickets for 19 after choosing to bat, but Bracewell struck again to remove Imam-ul-Haq and fumble the hosts 3–3 for 48.
This was the first time in men’s cricket, but in women’s play, the first two sending offs of a Test match were considered unsuccessful in the 1976 match between the Australian women and the West Indies women in Jamaica. rice field. After choosing to bat, the West Indies lost Jasmine Sammy, Gloria Gill and Louise Brown to the Australian duo of wicketkeeper Margaret Jennings and spinner Marie Cornish.
New Zealand will test in Pakistan for the first time since May 2002. New Zealand’s tour to the country comes after Australia and Britain visited Pakistan earlier this year.
After her 0–1 loss to Australia in the Tests and her 0–0 loss to England at home, Pakistan brought back wicketkeeper Sarfaraz his Ahmed in place of Mohammad Rizwan. Ahmed took part in his first Test since January 2019, making his 50th Test appearance in Pakistan for the first time.