Thursday, March 30, 2023

PAK vs ENG: England units new report for many runs scored in opening session of  Check


RAWALPINDI: Openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett punished Pakistan on a batting-friendly pitch Thursday as England raced to 174 with out loss on the opening day of the primary Check in Rawalpindi.

Crawley was unbeaten on 91 and Duckett 77 at lunch after England gained a very good toss and maintained their current aggressive type, dubbed “Bazball” after the nickname of head coach Brendon McCullum. England broke the report of 158 by India towards Afghanistan (27 overs) for probably the most runs scored within the opening session of a Check match. 

Ben Duckett scored a maiden century to match fellow opener Zak Crawley’s ton as England put Pakistan to the sword on the opening day of the primary Check in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The 28-year-old left-hander pulled Pakistan paceman Haris Rauf for a boundary to achieve the three-figure mark however was out for 107 a couple of balls later to off-spinner Zahid Mahmood.

The milestone for Duckett got here in his first Check in six years, after he debuted towards Bangladesh in 2016 however was discarded after scoring simply 110 runs in 4 matches.

Earlier, 24-year-old Crawley drove Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah to the quilt boundary to achieve his third Check century in his twenty ninth match, however not earlier than overturning a leg-before determination by way of overview.

The lanky (six-foot-five) batsman confirmed his intent proper from the beginning of the match, hitting three boundaries off Naseem’s first over of the day, and mentioning his half-century with one other off Zahid Mahmood.

He narrowly missed the prospect to turn out to be the primary England batsman to attain a century earlier than lunch, falling 9 brief.

Seven England batsmen, together with present captain Ben Stokes, have scored a century earlier than lunch in a Check — however none on the primary day.

England’s sturdy batting was the perfect begin to the Check — their first in Pakistan in 17 years — after it hung within the steadiness Wednesday when a number of visiting gamers got here down with a thriller virus.


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