In a spectacular show of aggressive batting within the first Test in Rawalpindi, 4 England batters scored tons towards Pakistan on Thursday because the guests piled up a report 506-4 on the opening day. Openers Zak Crawley (122) and Ben Duckett (107) set the tone with quick-fire tons towards a hapless Pakistan bowling assault earlier than Ollie Pope (108) and Harry Brook (101 not out) compounded their distress. Ben Stokes was additionally not out, on 34, when dangerous mild stopped play, having helped England break a 112-year-old report for essentially the most runs on the primary day of a Test – beating Australia’s 494-6 towards South Africa at Sydney.
England’s efficiency got here after a day when a virus an infection of their camp raised a risk of the Test match to be postponed. Several gamers skilled vomiting and diarrhoea. However, they’ve recovered absolutely it appears.
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar trolled the Pakistan group after they conceded over 500 runs on the primary day of the Test match.
“Kharab tabiyat pay hamara yeh haal kia hai England k players nay. Yeh theek hotay toh kya kertay (They did this when they were not fully fit. Had they been fit, I wonder what would have happenned),” Akhtar wrote in a tweet.
“Nothing against the fast bowlers. They are T20 fast bowlers. They will need time to become Test fast bowlers,” stated Akhtar in a video uploaded alongside.
Kharab tabiyat pay hamara yeh haal kia hai England okay gamers nay. Yeh theek hotay toh kya kertay. pic.twitter.com/rr8fUhBgzY
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 1, 2022
After successful the toss England went straight into “Bazball” mode, the model of freewheeling, aggressive batting taken from the nickname of head coach Brendon McCullum.
England’s fiery batting — with 73 boundaries and three sixes — lifted the gloom over the beginning, which hung within the stability Wednesday after a number of of the vacationers got here down with a thriller virus.
As if the punishment from the highest three wasn’t sufficient, Brook — taking part in solely his second Test — cracked six consecutive boundaries off one over from debutant spinner Saud Shakeel.
He is simply the fourth batsman to attain six consecutive boundaries in a Test, following West Indians Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan, and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya.
(WIth AFP inputs)
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