Pakistan bats first in historic Test match

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Shukriya Pakistan

DUBAI: Pakistan’s skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to bat first after winning the toss in the first ever day-night Test match on Asian soil.

After a series of impressive performances, Babar Azam and Mohammad Nawaz will be making their debut for Pakistan in the first Test match.

Pakistan go into Asia’s first ever day-night Test match as favorites considering their current form and a morale boosting Test series draw in England. West Indies were whitewashed in both the ODI and T20 series which took place before the Test series which is why they will have their work cut out against a top Test side in the shape of Pakistan.

Before this Test match Australia and New Zealand featured in the inaugural day-night Test match at Adelaide in November last year — the first in the 140-year history of Test cricket.

Teams

West Indies XI: K Brathwaite, L Johnson, DM Bravo, M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, S Dowrich, J Holder, D Bishoo, M Cummins, S Gabriel

Pakistan XI: S Aslam, A Ali, B Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq*, A Shafiq, S Ahmed+, M Nawaz, W Riaz, Y Shah, M Amir, S Khan.

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