Twitter Reactions: Pakistan in command on day 1 in historic Test

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Pakistani batsman Sami Aslam plays a shot on the opening day of the first day-night Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf Emirate on October 13, 2016.
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Pakistan took on West Indies in the first ever day-night Test on the Asian soil. The historic match was scheduled at Dubai. The pink-ball Test was the second ever day-night Test in the history of the game. The only striking difference between the inaugural day night Test and the one played at Dubai was with the ball. The pink ball had black seam in order to increase the visibility.

Coming in to the match, West Indies looked to overturn their miserable fortunes on the tour thus far. Having performed poorly in the ODIs and T20Is, they are yet to register a win on the tour. For Pakistan, it was a case of continuing their good momentum in the oldest format. On one side, there is Pakistan who have had an exceptional Test series in England. And on the other end, there is West Indies that faced a Test drubbing at the hands of India. Pakistan will start the match as clear favorites.

Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq won the toss and opted to bat. Openers Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali were a little too much for the West Indies pacers. The inexperienced bowling lineup of West Indies couldn’t make the ball talking, neither did the pink ball do much after the first hour of the game. Pakistani batsmen piled on the runs to add to the misery of struggling West Indies team.

Ali and Aslma added 215 for the opening stand. Aslam was the first man dismissed and was only unlucky to have missed out on a well deserved century. His patient 90 was ended by Roston Chase. Ali went on to create history with a brilliant century. Ali remained unbeaten on 146 as Pakistan ended the day on a commanding 279/1.

The twitter had a lot to say about the historic game. The striking odd fact was the absence of crowd though. Very few spectators were to be seen in the stadium. Here are the best tweets on the match:

https://twitter.com/TheInzamamulHaq/status/786381211946057728

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