England whitewashed Pakistan for the first time on its soil

(Photo: PCB)

(Photo: PCB)

England defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets in the Karachi Test match and won the series 0-3.

The fourth day

In the match being played at the National Stadium Karachi, England achieved the target of 167 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets, Ben Duckett scored 82 runs while captain Ben Stokes scored 35 runs and remained not out. Among the other players, Zach Crowley scored 41 runs while Rehan Ahmed scored 10 runs.

Abrar Ahmed took both the wickets for Pakistan.

The third day

Pakistan started the rest of the innings on 21 runs for no loss on the third day but the entire team returned to the pavilion after scoring 216 runs. Opener Shan Masood scored 24 runs, Azhar Ali Safar and Abdullah Shafiq scored 26 runs.

110 runs were scored in the partnership between captain Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel for the fourth wicket, but here Babar Azam scored 54 runs and was caught out by Rehan Ahmed.

After the dismissal of Babar Azam, no player could play on the wicket and kept losing wickets alternately. Mohammad Rizwan was out for 7 runs and Saud Shakeel was out for 53 runs.

After the tea break, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf scored one run, Nauman Ali scored 15 runs, Muhammad Wasim scored 2 runs and Agha Salman scored 21 runs.

Rehan Ahmed, who made his Test debut for England, took five wickets.

Pakistan scored 78 runs by losing three wickets in 24 overs in the first session of the third day, while in the second session they scored 78 runs by losing three wickets in 28 overs.

Azhar Ali, the veteran batsman of the national team, was playing the last Test of his career. After getting out, while going back to the pavilion, Azhar Ali was honored by the team by waving the bat in the air.

After Pakistan, England batted and in pursuit of a target of 216 runs, by the end of the third day’s play, the English batsmen had scored 112 runs with just two dismissals.

With Ben Duckett 50 and Ben Stokes 10 at the crease and England needing just 55 runs to win, Pakistan will face a clean sweep for the first time at home if England win the match.

Second day

The national team scored 21 runs for no loss in the second innings at the end of the game, after which the lead of the English team was reduced to just 29 runs. The entire team of England was dismissed by scoring 354 runs against Pakistan.

The English team started the game on the second day with 7 runs for the loss of one wicket, but their wickets fell on a total score of 58, Ben Duckett 26 while Joe Root lost a wicket without scoring any runs, among other players, opener Rick Crowley zero, Ollie Pope 51, captain Ben Stokes 26, Mark Wood 35 runs out.

On behalf of England, Harry Brook scored 111 with the help of 3 sixes and 8 fours, while Ben Fox played a resistant innings of 64 runs to stabilize the team’s position.

For Pakistan, Abrar Ahmed and Nouman Ali took 4, 4 wickets while Muhammad Wasim Jr got one wicket.

First day

In response to Pakistan’s 304 runs on the first day of the Test match, when the English team started batting, the first wicket fell for zero, the English player Zac Crowley lost the wicket without making any runs.

Earlier, Abdullah Shafiq and Shaan Masood opened the innings for the national team. On a total score of 18 runs, Abdullah Shafiq returned to the pavilion by scoring 8 runs. Salman Agha 56, Shan Masood 30, Azhar Ali 45, Saud Shakeel 23, Mohammad Rizwan 19, Faheem Ashraf 4, Nouman Ali 20, Abrar Ahmed 4 were out.

Kaptab Babar Azam played a resistance innings of 78 runs with the help of 9 fours, but he was run out.

For England, bowler Jack Leach took 4 wickets, debutant Rehan Ahmed took 2 while Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, and Joe Root managed to get one each.

The national team won the toss and decided to bat

National team captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first.

Babar Azam added that Muhammad Wasim Jr is making his debut in the Karachi Test, besides Azhar Ali, Nouman Ali and Shaan Masood have also been included in the fielding XI.

On this occasion, English captain Ben Stokes said that he wanted to bat first after winning the toss, but he will try to create difficulties for Pakistan by taking early wickets in the first session.

Pakistan squad

Captain Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Muhammad Rizwan, Agha Salman Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashrafam, Nauman Ali, Muhammad Wasim Jr. and Abrar Ahmed are included.

England squad

Captains include Ben Stokes, Ben Duckett, Zac Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach and Mark Wood.

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