Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique run between the wickets on December 2, 2022.© AFP
Pakistan’s openers got amongst the runs on a placid pitch Friday as they took the dwelling crew to 181 with out loss in acknowledge to England’s huge 657 in the first Take a look at in Rawalpindi. At finish on day two, Imam-ul-Haq (90) and Abdullah Shafique (89) were drawing near near a total bunch when umpires known as stumps with 17 overs supreme. The dwelling crew serene need 277 runs to steer clear of the apply-on. The pitch used to be again unresponsive to bowlers as the England assault, led by James Anderson, toiled in the identical scheme as the dwelling facet.
Shafique used to be fortunate to outlive a confident caught in the good thing about allure by Ollie Pope off a rising supply. Even supposing umpire Joel Wilson gave a cozy signal for out, television decent Marais Erasmus over-ruled it.
Haq, who scored a century in every innings on the identical pitch in a Take a look at towards Australia in March, pushed spinner Jack Leach for two to total 1,000 runs in his 17th Take a look at.
Shafique, who additionally scored a hundred towards Australia in the March test, cracked two boundaries to reach his fifth half of-century in his eighth Take a look at, highlighting his quick progress.
Haq followed swimsuit rapidly after, taking a single off Joe Root for his fifth half of-century.
Earlier, resuming at 506-4, England added 151 runs in 125 minutes, with Harry Brook taking his in a single day obtain of 101 to 153 — one among 4 centurions in the innings.
Leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood conceded 235 for his four wickets — the most by a bowler on a Take a look at debut.
Beforehand, Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv conceded 222 towards India in Colombo in 2010.
England’s total is their highest towards Pakistan in all Checks, bettering on their 589-9 at Manchester in 2016.
On Thursday England grew to change into the first crew to attain 500 runs on the outlet day of a Take a look at match, bettering Australia’s 112-year-mild document of 494-6 towards South Africa in Sydney.
The three-match Take a look at series is England’s first in Pakistan for 17 years, having declined to tour in the mean time thanks to safety fears.
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