Faheem Ashraf tests positive for Covid-19

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Pakistan’s all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has tested positive for COVID-19 following his arrival at the Karachi team hotel, according to a statement issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Faheem will now undergo five-day isolation.

However, his replacement will be announced in due course if needed. Faheem along with Hasan Ali was ruled out of the first Test that took place in Rawalpindi due to injury.

Imam-ul-Haq cracked a century in each innings and his opening partner Abdullah Shafique hit a maiden hundred as Pakistan’s first home Test against Australia in 24 years ended in a tame draw in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Haq made an unbeaten 111 following up his 157 in the first innings, while Shafique finished on 136 as Pakistan were 252 without loss when the match ended without a result. Australia scored 459 in reply to Pakistan’s first innings score of 476-4 declared.

Australia’s first Test on Pakistan soil since 1998 — they previously declined to visit on security grounds — was ultimately spoiled by a flat Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch. The second Test is set to take place in Karachi from March 12 to 16.—APP

 

 

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