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Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test: Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq help hosts post 279/1 on Day 1

Pakistan closed the opening day of the day-night first Test, played with a pink ball, against West Indies on 279-1 in Dubai on Thursday.

Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test: Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq help hosts post 279/1 on Day 1

Dubai: Pakistan closed the opening day of the day-night first Test, played with a pink ball, against West Indies on 279-1 in Dubai on Thursday.

Azhar Ali smashed an unbeaten 146 while Asad Shafiq was 33 not out after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the second ever day-night Test in cricket history.

Ali put on 215 for the opening wicket with Sami Aslam, who fell for 90 in a match which marked Pakistan`s 400th Test.

The remaining two Tests will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 21-25) and Sharjah (October 30-November 3).

Scores at close on the opening day of the first day-night Test between Pakistan and West Indies played at Dubai stadium on Thursday:

Pakistan, first innings

Sami Aslam b Chase 90
Azhar Ali not out 146
Asad Shafiq not out 33
Extras: (b1, lb2, nb6, w1) 10
Total: (for 1 wkt; 90 overs) 279
To bat: Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan
Bowling: Gabriel 14-2-55-0 (4nb), Cummins 16-2-62-0 (1w), Holder 15-4-30-0, Brathwaite 8-2-21-0, Bishoo 16-3-45-0, Chase 21-2-63-1
West Indies: J. Holder, K. Brathwaite, D. Bravo, L. Johnson, J. Blackwood, M. Samuels, S. Dowrich, R. Chase, D. Bishoo, M. Cummins, S. Gabriel
Toss: Pakistan
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Tv umpire: Martin Gough (ENG)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL) 

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