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LIVE Sports Latest Updates in India on December 1: Babar Azam’s Pakistan begin 1st Test against Ben Stokes-led England today, while Australia continue their charge on Day 2 against West Indies and much more.
The start of the first Test between Babar Azam’s Pakistan and Ben Stokes-led England was put under serious doubt after multiple players in the visiting English side fell sick due to viral infection in Pakistan. However, according to latest reports, the first Pakistan vs England Test will begin on time as scheduled on Thursday (December 1) with the England Cricket Board (ECB) giving their go-ahead.
The toss for the first Test is set to take place at 10am on Thursday with the match expected to get underway at 1030am IST. Meanwhile, hosts Australia will look to continue to build towards a massive first innings total with Marnus Labuschagne eyeing another Test match double hundred and will resume on 154 not out. Former skipper Steve Smith will resume his innings on 59 not out with Australia o 293/2 after the opening day against the West Indies.
In Abu Dhabi T10 League matches, Delhi Bulls will face off against New York Strikers, while Team Abu Dhabi will take on Bangla Tigers. In the final game of the day, Morrisville Samp Army will take on Deccan Gladiators.
FIFA World Cup 2022 final group stage matches will also continue on Thursday with the likes of Spain and Germany all vying for a place in the Round of 16 stage. Check LIVE Updates from sports events around the world here.
T10 League: Team Abu Dhabi win by 8 wickets
Bangla Tigers could not defend the target of 75 as Team Abu Dhabi win the contest by 8 wickets. Man of the match has been given to Chris Lynn.
T10 League: TAB need 75 to win
Poor show from Bangla Tigers as they post only 74/5 in 10 overs. Team Abu Dhabi need just 75 runs to win.
BGT 74/5 (10)
T10 League: Tigers off to bad start
Bangla Tigers were asked to bat first after Team Abu Dhabi won the toss. BGT are off to a bad start, having lost two wickets in form of Hazratullah Zazai and in-form Iftikhar Ahmed.
BGT 32/2 (4.2)
T10 League: Pollard finishes in style
Two sixes and two fours each in the last over bowled by Dwayne Bravo from the bat of Kieron Pollard as New York Strikers win the match with 7 wickets and 2 balls in hand.
DBL 112/6 (10)
NYS 113/3 (9.4)
New York Strikers won by 7 wkts
T10 League: NYS under pressure
New York Strikers are taking pressure on themselves to in the case of 113. Eoin Morgan is taking too many balls to score runs. Azam Khan needs to up the ante from here.
New York Strikers need 66 runs in 29 balls
DBL 112/6 (10)
NYS 47/2 (5.1)
T10 League: NYS lose 1 wicket
New York Strikers need to chase 113 to win the match against Delhi Bulls and they have lost Paul Stirling already on 5. New York Strikers need 94 runs in 47 balls.
DBL 112/6 (10)
NYS 20/1 (2.2)
T10 League: DB on back foot
Delhi Bulls lose three wickets inside five overs. Five more to go. Tom Banton is in the middle with Najibullah Zadran also with. Let's see how much they get in the last 5 overs.
DBL 54/3 (5.1)
T10 League LIVE: DB vs NYS Playing 11s
New York Strikers (Playing XI): Azam Khan(w), Paul Stirling, Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard(c), Akeal Hosein, Jordan Thompson, Stuart Binny, Rashid Khan, Kesrick Williams, Muhammad Waseem, Matiullah Khan
Delhi Bulls (Playing XI): Tom Banton(w), Rilee Rossouw, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dwayne Bravo(c), Tim David, Imad Wasim, Richard Gleeson, Ayaan Khan, Shiraz Ahmed, Najibullah Zadran, Fazalhaq Farooqi
T10 League: Delhi Bulls vs New York Strikers
Delhi Bulls have won the toss vs NYS and have opted to bat first
Pakistan vs England: 1st Test, Day 1 Stumps
Early Stumps called as umpires feel light is not proper to carry on. Harry Brook completed his hundred, Stokes on 34 unbeaten. England post 506/4 in 75 overs. Massive score this on the opening day and keeps England in front in the Test already.
ENG 506/4 (75)
Pakistan vs England: Harry Brook 100
Harry Brook has become the fourth England batter to smash a hundred on day of the opening Test vs Pakistan. Pakistan bowlers continue to suffer in hands of the English batters on the road-like track of Rawalpindi.
ENG 506/4 (75)
PAK vs ENG 1st Test: Pope falls
Mohammad Ali picks his first Test wicket and it is Pope who goes after scoring 108 off 104 balls, what a knock this has been for the England middle order batter. Meanwhile, Harry Brook continues to march to his first Test hundred on Pakistan soil.
ENG 473/4 (71.5)
PAK vs ENG 1st Test: Pope slams ton
Ollie Pope has slammed a century too on the first day of the first Test vs Pakistan. Has come off just 90 balls. Harry Brook has slammed 50 already too. Pakistan bowlers continue to struggle on what is a hard day for them.
ENG 417/3 (65.4)
PAK vs ENG 1st Test: Brooks and Pope stand strong!
Ollie Pope and Harry Brook are in the middle, making life difficult for the Pakistan bowling attack in the first Test of the series. Mahmood and Naseem Shah continue to attack the stumps.
England 1st innings 350/3 in 57 overs vs Pakistan
AUS vs WI: Stumps, Day 1
Tagenarine and Brathwaite take West Indies to 74/0 at the end of Day 1 of the first Test between Australia and West Indies.
West Indies still trail by 524 runs and an exciting day 2 awaits us all tomorrow.
AUS 598/4 d
WI 74/0 (25)
Day 2: Stumps - West Indies trail by 524 runs
PAK vs ENG: Shaheen Shah Afridi marks a visit
Afridi, who is healing a knee injury, made his presence felt on the first day of the 1st Test match vs England to wish his teammates the best for the game.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 1, 2022
PAK ve ENG 1st Test: Root gone!
Zahid Mahmood is on fire as he gets his second wicket on debut, dismisses former England captain Joe Root for 23 off 31 balls.
ENG 295/3 (48.4)
AUS vs WI: Windies off to good start
Chanderpaul and Brathwaite have taken the visitors off to a solid start with the bat which is a good sign for the West Indies after a nightmarish time with the ball earlier. They need to continue building the total.
AUS 598/4 d
WI 49/0 (16)
Day 2: 3rd Session - West Indies trail by 549 runs
PAK vs ENG: Root in
Joe Root has come in to bat at 4. Ollie Pope is his partner and England need to ensure they are going at the same great pace with which Buckett and Crawley scored runs. Haris Rauf is on song at the moment.
ENG 257/2 (40.3)
PAK vs ENG 1st Test: Pak pick 2 wickets
Pakistan finally manage to pick wickets in the second session of the day with debutants Haris Rauf and Zahid Mahmood picked a wicket each. Duckett and Crawley depart after scoring tons.
ENG 239/2 (37.3)
AUS vs WI 1st Test: Windies begin innings
Tagnarine Chanderpaul and Kraigg Brathwaite begin innings for West Indies after Smith and Labuschagne tons helped Australia post 594/8 declared. They have started off well with the bat but have long way to go in the innings.
AUS 598/4 d
WI 26/0 (8.5)
Day 2: 3rd Session - West Indies trail by 572 runs
PAK vs ENG: Ben Duckett scores century on comeback
Ben Duckett has scored his maiden century on comeback to Test cricket, reaching the mark off 105 balls. Duckett is batting on 101 and Zak Crawley is on 120 off 106 balls with 21 fours.
England 1st inngs 227/0 in 35 overs vs Pakistan
PAK vs ENG, 1st Test: Zak Crawley completes hundred
Zak Crawley has reached his third Test hundred off just 86 balls, it is the fourth fastest hundred by an English batter in Test cricket. Crawley is batting on 105 and Ben Duckett is on 88 off 94 balls.
England 1st inngs 199/0 in 30 overs vs Pakistan
AUS vs WI: Steve Smith completes 4th Test double ton
Former Australia captain Steve Smith completes 4th double century in Test cricket off 311 balls with 17 fours. But Travis Head is dismissed one short of his hundred by West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite. Head is out for 99 off 95 balls with 11 fours.
Australia 1st inngs 598/4 in 152.4 ovs vs West Indies
PAK vs ENG: Zak Crawley misses century before lunch
Zak Crawley just missed out on a rare record of scoring a century before lunch on Day 1 of a Test. Crawley goes to lunch at 91 not out off 79 balls with 17 fours while Ben Duckett is batting on 77 off 85 balls with 11 fours.
England 1st inngs 174/0 in 27 overs vs Pakistan
PAK vs ENG, Day 1: England set new RECORD
England have broken the record for the most runs scored in the opening session of a Test match (where such data exists). They have smashed the previous record of 158 by India v Afghanistan which took 27 overs. England got there in 23.3. Zak Crawley is batting on 85 off 73 balls and Ben Duckett is on 70 off 73 balls.
England 1st inngs 160/0 in 24 overs vs Pakistan
PAK vs ENG, Day 1: Zak Crawley reaches 50 in 38 balls
England opener Zak Crawley completes a 50 off just 38 balls on Day 1 of the first Test against Pakistan with 11 fours. Ben Duckett is batting on 41 off 38 as England have maintained a run-rate of 7.46 in 13 overs.
England 1st inngs 97/0 in 13 overs vs Pakistan
AUS vs WI: Steve Smith equals Don Bradman tally
Former Australia captain Steve Smith equals Sir Donald Bradman's tally of 29 Test hundreds. Now only Ricky Ponting with 41 hundreds, Steve Waugh with 32 and Matthew Hayden with 30 are ahead of him. Smith is batting on 139 off 237 balls and Travis Head is unbeaten on 29 off 39 balls.
Australia 1st inngs 462/3 in 131 overs vs West Indies
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— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 1, 2022
PAK vs ENG: England openers off to flyer
England openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett have got the visitiors off to a flying start, scoring 14 runs in the first over of the Test match. Crawley is batting on 25 off 25 balls and Duckett is on 20 off 23 balls.
England 1st inngs 47/0 in 8 overs vs Pakistan
PAK vs ENG: Check Playing XI
Here are the Playing XI for Pakistan vs England 1st Test in Rawalpindi...
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach and James Anderson.
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam Ul Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ali, Zahid, Mahmood.
PAK vs ENG, 1st Test: England win TOSS, elect to bat 1st
England captain Ben Stokes has won the toss and elected to bat first in the 1st Test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi. Will Jacks comes into the side to replaces wicketkeeper Ben Foakes.
AUS vs WI: Marnus Labuschagne falls for 204
Marnus Labuschagne falls immediately after completing a double century, Kraigg Brathwaite gets the breakthrough as the Aussie batter is out for 204 off 350 balls with 20 fours and and a six on the stroke of lunch. Steve Smith is batting on 114 off 198 balls with 11 fours.
Australia 1st inngs 402/3 in 118.1 overs at lunch vs West Indies
AUS vs WI, 1st Test, Day 2: Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith build BIG stand
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have carried on their partnership for the third wicket from the opening day. The duo are heading towards a double century stand. Labuschagne is batting on 178 off 304 balls with 1 six and 18 fours and Smith is on 72 off 139 balls with 7 fours.
Australia 1st inngs 332/2 in 101 overs vs West Indies
PAK vs ENG: 1st Test to begin as scheduled at Rawalpindi
The ECB has informed the PCB that they are in a position to field an XI, and, as such, the first Test will commence as per schedule today (Thursday, 1 December) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The toss is set to take place at 10am IST.
The ECB has informed the PCB that they are in a position to field an XI, and, as such, the first Test will commence as per schedule today (Thursday, 1 December) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/baafQaEWbF
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 1, 2022
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