With the defeat of Pakistan, the way for India to reach the final of the Test Championship has become easier. At the same time, with this defeat, Pakistan has made many embarrassing records in its name.
England has also won the second match of the three-match Test series between Pakistan and England by 26 runs. With this victory, the England team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. England has won a Test series in Pakistan after 22 years. At the same time, Ben Stokes has become the third captain of England, who has won his team a Test series here. Before Stokes, Nasser Hussain and Ted Dexter have won England a Test series in Pakistan.
In this match, England won the toss and decided to bat first. Ben Duckett’s 63, Ollie Pope’s 60, besides captain Stokes 30, Will Jacks 31 and Mark Wood’s 36 helped England score 281 in the first innings. Abrar Ahmed took seven wickets and Zahid Mahmood took three wickets for Pakistan. In response, Pakistan’s team was able to score 202 runs and fell behind by 79 runs. Captain Babar scored 75 and Saud Shakeel scored 63, but the rest of the batsmen flopped. Faheem Ashraf was the team’s third highest run-scorer with 22 runs. Jack Leach took four wickets for England, Mark Wood and Joe Root took two wickets each. Anderson got a wicket.
In their second innings, England scored 275 runs and set a target of 355 runs in front of Pakistan. Harry Brook scored 108 for England in the second innings. Ben Duckett scored 79 and Captain Stokes scored 41 runs. Pakistan’s Abrar Ahmed took four wickets and Zahid Mahmood took three wickets. Nawaz got a wicket. There two batsmen were run out.
Chasing 355, Pakistan got off to a good start. The pair of Shafiq and Rizwan added 66 runs for the first wicket. Rizwan 30 and Shafiq got out after scoring 30 runs. Captain Babar got out after scoring one run. Saud Shakeel scored 94 and Imam-ul-Haq scored 60 to put the team in a strong position, but after that no batsman could play a big innings. Nawaz scored 45 runs, but it was not enough to win the team. In the end, Pakistan’s team was able to score only 328 runs and lost by 26 runs. Mark Wood took four wickets for England. James Anderson and Oli Robinson got two wickets each. Jack Leach and Joe Root took one wicket each.
England won two consecutive matches in England for the first time
The England team has won two consecutive matches in Pakistan for the first time. The England team has won the fourth Test match on the soil of Pakistan. Earlier in 1961 and 2000, England won the Test match on Pakistan’s soil. Now England has a chance to clean sweep Pakistan at home for the first time. At the same time, Pakistan’s team has lost three consecutive Test matches at home for the first time since 1959. At the same time, Ben Stokes has won eight out of nine matches for England under his captaincy.
With this defeat, the path to the final of the Test Championship has become extremely difficult for Pakistan, while the path to the final is a bit easier for India. If South Africa’s team loses to Australia and India defeats Australia at home, then Team India will have a chance to reach the finals.