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PAK vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: England will lock horns with the Pakistan cricket team to play the first Test match of the series on December 4 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
PAK vs ENG 1st Test Highlights
England and Pakistan cricket teams are scheduled to play 3 Tests during their Pakistan tour of 2022.
|Match||1st Test – Pakistan vs England|
|Date||Thursday, December 01, 2022 – Monday, December 05, 2022|
|Venue||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
|Toss||England won the toss and opt to bat|
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ali, Zahid Mahmood
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Liam Livingstone, Will Jacks, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
Pakistan vs England 1st Test Scoreboard
ENG: 657-10 (101 Ov)
PAK – 579-10 (155.3 Ov)
ENG – 264-7 d (35.5 Ov)
PAK – 268-10 (96.3 Ov)
Over 1700 runs have been scored by both teams in the 5-day match which sees 7 overall centuries. Scoring 1765 runs, the first test between England and Pakistan becomes the highest-scoring Test ever to produce a result.
The highest-scoring Test ever (1981 runs) which ended in a tame draw was played between South Africa and England in 1939 followed by West Indies – England(1815 runs) in 1930.
Pakistan vs England 1st Test – First Inning
Winning the toss England opted to bat first and scored 657 runs for 10 wickets where Zak Crawley, Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook scored centuries on the first day.
Pakistan ended up their inning with 579 runs where Babar Azam scored the team’s best; scored 136 runs from 168 balls for which former England captain Michael Vaughan praised him which received mixed reactions from cricket fans.
Pakistan vs England 1st Test – Second Inning
In the second inning, England scored 264 runs for 7 wickets and declared whereas Pakistan scored 268 runs after losing all their 10 wickets. With a difference of 74 runs, England won the first Test and leads the 3-match Test series which is a part of ICC WTC23.
The match gets into a huge drama towards the end where England was in need of 1 wicket to win the match while Mohammad Ali and Naseem Shah made a stand for nearly 8 overs and plans to draw the match.
Pakistan’s Time Delay Drama
Pakistan also seems to handle time-wasting statics by delaying the start of the match after the drinks break. With roughly 35 minutes maximum left for the closure of the game, Mohammad Ali has gone off to the dressing room for a restroom break which delayed the game.
In the end, Jack Leach dismissed Naseem Shah and bagged the 10th wicket of Pakistan’s second inning and led England to win the game by 74 runs. Notably, it was England’s first Test in Pakistan in around 17 years.
James Anderson who holds the first position in the list of leading wicket-taker of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 with 55 wickets praises England captain Ben Stokes by calling him as the Incredible Captain.
Babar – Stokes Views
Post the 74 runs defeat, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam admitted being unhappy with the pitch as he didn’t get the sort of wicket that he wanted in the match. While England captain Ben Stokes labels the victory as “One Of The Greatest Away Wins“.
- Englands’s 506 for 4 on the first day of the Test creates various records. England surpassed a record that has stood since 1910 to become the first team to cross the 500-run mark on the first day of a Test match.
- England’s tally of 506 is also the second-most scored by any team in a single day of Test cricket, behind Sri Lanka’s 509 on day two against Bangladesh in 2002.
- England became the first team ever to end day one of a Test match with four centurions. Australia managed three – once in 1884 against England and once in 2012 against South Africa.
- This is the first-ever instance of four or more batters scoring a hundred in a Test innings against Pakistan.
- Harry Brook joins the elite list of batters to hit six fours in an over. Sanath Jayasuriya was the last person to enroll his name in the list in 2007.
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Player of the Match
Ollie Robinson | England
- Bat: 37 runs off 51 balls(1st Innings) | Did Not Bat
- Ball: 21 Overs – 1 Wicket(1st Innings) | 22 Overs – 4 wickets(2nd innings)
The pitch was not favorable but we got it going. I’m just proud of every single man. We knew it would be hard but we just toiled away. Batters gave us the opportunity to score as quickly as they did. Playing on Pakistan on these tough wickets – was probably the best Test match I’ve had.
Ahead of the second Test match, England faces a blow after all-rounder Liam Livingstone ruled out owing to injury. The second Test match of the series will be played on December 09 at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan while the last Test will be played on December 17.