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PAKvNZ, 1st Test: Babar Azam, Sarfaraz shine as Pakistan 317-5 on Day 1 against New Zealand

05:40 PM | 26 Dec, 2022
PAKvNZ, 1st Test: Babar Azam, Sarfaraz shine as Pakistan 317-5 on Day 1 against New Zealand
Source: PCB (Twitter)

KARACHI – With stunning innings by skipper Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan on Monday piled up 317 for the loss of five wickets on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at the National Stadium Karachi.

The Team Green’s start was sloppy as openers could not build a strong opening stand. Abdullah Shafique was caught out by Tom Blundell on Ajaz Patel’s ball for seven scores while Imamul Haq could score only 24 runs before he was sent to pavilion by Michael Bracewell, who also removed Shan Masood for three.

It was the point when Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmad, who was included in the playing XI after a long break, led the ways with outstanding knocks after Kiwis' early strikes. Azam made unbeaten 161 off 277 balls on the Day 1.

Sarfraz Ahmed also made his first fifty on home ground in a Test match. He was short of 14 runs to complete his century when he was removed by Patel.

Babar Azam and Salman Ali Aghan will resume the second day game on Tuesday. 

The two-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand is being after 32 years of wait for the venue to host Kiwis in a Test match.

Squads

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (capt), Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Agha Salman, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Mir Hamza, Abrar Ahmed

New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (capt), Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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