RAWALPINDI – England defeated Pakistan by 74 runs in the first Test match at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Chasing 343 runs, Pakistan bowled out for 268 runs in the dying moments of the last day of the match. England’s Anderson and Robinson grabbed four wickets each.
Middle-order batter Saud Shakeel slammed a solid maiden half-century for Pakistan.
The last day's play started with Pakistan looking for 263 to bag the first game.
On Day 4, Stokes led squad managed to get quick wickets after setting Shaheen's target of 343 to secure a maiden win in historic Test series. Abdullah Shafique and skipper Babar Azam returned to the pavilion in their second innings before Imam-ul-Haq and Saud Shakeel ended day four at the crease on 80-2.
After Abdullah Shafique’s wicket, experienced player Azhar Ali was unable to continue batting after getting injured. He was hit on the tip of his right index finger.
England declared their second innings on 264-7 to set hosts a target of 343 in the first Test on Sunday.
Three English players, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, and Joe Root slam half-tons in their second innings while Pakistan’s young speedster Naseem Shah, and pacers Mohammad Ali and Zahid Mahmood got two scalps each.
Babar led squad made 579 all out in reply to England's first innings total of 657 on day four of the first Test.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.
The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.