Pakistan overcame a poor start to end the opening day’s play of the first Test against New Zealand in Karachi in command. Batting first after winning the toss, they found themselves in big trouble at 48/3. Abdullah Shafique (7) and Shan Masood (3) were stumped, while Imam-ul-Haq gave his wicket away after reaching 24.
Saud Shakeel also got a start before he outside-edged Tim Southee and was caught at gully
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is hopeful that India-Pakistan cricket ties would resume soon. India have not played a bilateral series with Pakistan for quite sometime in the wake of political tensions among the two nations. The teams have only met at ICC events like the World Cup and the Champions Trophy.