From the splendid shots and engaging non-striker behavior of Babar Azam to Imam ul Haq's challenges facing the new ball, the first day showcased numerous enthralling moments
The opening day of the four-day match between Prime Minister’s XI and Pakistan in Canberra on Wednesday witnessed several captivating moments that kept fans and commentators on the edge of their seats.
The day, filled with intense action, kicked off with the opening batsman, Imam-ul-Haq, facing a challenging situation on the crease. In an over delivered by Jordan Buckingham, Imam not only failed to register any runs but also lost his wicket, managing a mere 9 runs off 24 deliveries before his dismissal.
The day's highlights also featured Babar Azam's impressive shots. Babar's first boundary of the Australia tour was a delightful square drive against Todd Murphy. When Babar reached 33, he treated the crowd to an effortless straight drive against Beau Webster, showcasing his batting prowess.
In another noteworthy moment, Shan Masood played a delivery from Webster, hitting the ball down the ground. As the ball passed by the non-striker, Babar Azam, he playfully feigned an attempt to collect it with his hands, even though the ball was slightly out of reach.
Cricket Australia offered a humorous comment on the incident involving former Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, stating, "Babar Azam keeping himself in the game at the non-striker's end...," and shared a video of the entertaining episode.