Australian cricket team arrived in Pakistan for the first time in 24 years. Meanwhile, the visitors were taken aback after an unexpected terror attack took place in Pakistan amid the ongoing Test against Australia.
Currently, Australia are playing the first Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first at home. At the end of Day 1, Pakistan lost just one wicket as they posted 245/1 in 90 overs.
During the Day 1 of the first Test, an unexpected bomb blast happened where as many as 30 people passed away. The incident happened in a Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar today.
Bomb blast takes place in Pakistan amid Rawalpindi Test
The attack took place around 180 km away from the Rawalpindi Stadium in Pakistan. Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemned the attack. Meanwhile, the Rawalpindi officials tightened the security around the ground in the wake of the incident.
The Australian team’s security officials are also cooperating with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Currently, they are keeping a tab on the situation, as per the latest Australian media reports.
Meanwhile, one of the cricket writers, by the name of Peter Lalor took to his official Twitter account and confirmed the development. According to his tweet, one can come to a clarity that this should not disrupt the cricket series.
“Tis is 185kms to west (not east as I said earlier) Tragic but a local issue that should not concern the cricket series,” the tweet read. Pakistan are in the comfort zone as they posted a decent total on the first day of the opening Test.
Tis is 185kms to west (not east as I said earlier)
Tragic but a local issue that should not concern the cricket series. https://t.co/7ultRKZXzJ
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) March 4, 2022
Imam-ul-Haq was the pick of the batters for Pakistan as he scored an unbeaten 132 with the help of 15 fours and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Azhar Ali remained unbeaten on 64 where he struck 4 boundaries and a six.