Runs have been scored at a steady rate during the first day of the first test match between England and Pakistan, which is being played in Rawalpindi. Pakistan provided a solid reply after England achieved a total of 657 runs in their first innings by posting 499/7 on the board by the end of Day 3 of the match. Will Jacks was able to get the Pakistani team’s captain, Babar, out of the game after he had hit 136 runs, giving him the lead in his team’s scoring. Michael Vaughan, a former captain of England, praised Babar after seeing him score another century and called him “the best batter in the world across formats.”
Michael Vaughan final praise for Babar caused a commotion on Twitter, despite the fact that it is impossible to dispute the fact that Babar is one of the best hitters in the world.
There were others who agreed with Vaughan’s assessment of Babar, but there were others who believed that the pitch was primarily responsible for his heroics.
Following the conclusion of the day’s play, Jacks remarked that “that wicket was almost the game-changing moment.” It was a terrific day for us, as we took seven wickets throughout the course of play, and as the match continues, the ground will gain more turn.
The last session of Saturday’s match was dominated by the home team’s captain, Azam, who scored his first Test hundred against England by hitting 19 fours and a six.
He reached his eighth career Test century by hitting a boundary into cover off the captain of the opposing team, Ben Stokes. This century took 126 balls to reach and was filled with 13 boundaries.
Jacks coaxed Azam into a miscued drive, which led to him being caught at point, and in the following over, Mohammad Rizwan hit directly into the hands of mid-wicket off of Anderson’s bowling.
During the first innings of England’s competition, hundreds were scored by Crawley (122), Duckett (107), Ollie Pope (108) and Harry Brook (153).
The following pair of matches will take place at Multan (from December 9-13) and Karachi (December 17-21).