The ongoing three-match Test series between Pakistan and Australia is a historic one. This is because the Aussies are touring the Asian nation for the first time since 1998. Amidst all the security concerns, the visitors got the green signal to tour Pakistan to play an all-format series.
As a matter of fact, when the Aussie players landed, many of them spoke about how there isn’t any security concerns, and things seemed perfect. Thus, the first Test is currently taking place in Rawalpindi. However, in a shocking turn of events, there has been a bomb blast not too far away from the place where the match is currently taking place.
According to a journalist named Subhayan Chakraborty, there has been a massive bomb blast in Peshawar, with at least 30 deaths. It is 170 km away from where the Cummins-led side and the Azam-led side are playing the first of the three-match Test series.
“Hearing about a massive bomb blast in Peshawar with at least 30 people dead. It is 170kms away from where the Australian team is taking on Pakistan in their first tour in 24 years. #PAKvAUS” read his Tweet. Thus, it instantly went viral.
Amidst this breaking news, it is yet to be seen if either of the cricket boards releases a statement. As of now, the match is underway without any hinderance.
Hearing about a massive bomb blast in Peshawar with at least 30 people dead. It is 170kms away from where the Australian team is taking on Pakistan in their first tour in 24 years.#PAKvAUS
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 4, 2022
In the meanwhile, the first day of the first Test has been dominated by Pakistan so far. Their openers put on a fantastic partnership before Abdullah Shafique was dismissed for 44. Post which, Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq have looked compact and have barely put a foot wrong.
On the other hand, the visitors desperately need a wicket, otherwise, it will be very hard for them to get back in the game. A lot will depend on Nathan Lyon, who has already bowled as many as 20 overs. Imam has looked dangerous, and the Aussies would hope to pick his wicket and then trigger a collapse.