Jack Crawley still unbeaten on 91
Ben Duckett is also present at the half-century crease
New Delhi. The English team, led by Ben Stokes, has made a great start in the Test series against Pakistan. On the first day of the first test (PAK vs ENG) till lunch on Thursday, England have scored 174 runs without wickets in 27 overs. The team’s run rate is 6.44, which is quite good. Jack Crawley is playing after scoring 91 runs off 79 balls. His strike rate is 115. He has hit 17 fours so far. At the same time, Ben Duckett is playing after scoring 77 runs off 85 balls. Has hit 11 fours. All the bowlers of Pakistan have proved to be very expensive till now.
Ben Stokes got the captaincy of the Test team in the past, since then the attitude of the team to play Test has changed. Coach and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum himself has been an aggressive batsman. His effect is also visible on the team. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam tried 5 bowlers in the very first session, but none could give him success. Leg-spinner Zahid Ahmed is making his Test debut from the match. He has given 40 runs in 5 overs so far. Economy is of 8.
Naseem and Rauf also looted runs
Young fast bowler Naseem Shah is the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket. But till now he has not been able to perform anything special in this test being played in Rawalpindi. He has given 38 runs in 7 overs. His performance was also good in the T20 World Cup. At the same time, fast bowler Haris Rauf has given 42 runs in 7 overs. Apart from this, Mohammad Ali gave 37 runs in 6 overs while Agha Salman gave 14 runs in 2 overs.
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From the first Test, 4 players are doing Test Tabu from Pakistan. This includes Saud Shakeel, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ali and Zahid Mahmood. At the same time, fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was injured in the T20 World Cup. He is walking out of the team now. Babar Azam has already said that looking at the World Test Championship, he would like to win the Test series.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 01, 2022, 12:43 IST