ENG vs PAK: For the first time in the history of Test Cricket, England has registered a 3-0 series whitewash against Pakistan on the Pakistan turf. Ben Stokes and Co. registered an 8-wicket win in the third Test on Tuesday to claim a 3-0 clean sweep.
Skipper, Babar Azam and his team would be disappointed to not have won a single game in the series. A combined batting effort from the team helped them notch a 304-run total in their first innings
Playing the last match of his Test cricket career, Azhar Ali played a valuable knock of 45 runs in 68 balls, including 6 fours. Babar Azam top-scored with the bat as he scored 78 runs in 123 deliveries.
Jack Leach starred with the ball for England, picking 4 wickets for 140 runs in 31 overs. In reply, England managed to score 154 runs in their first innings. Harry Brook continued to show his class as he notched another sensational ton and helped his team take a 50-run lead.
Babar Azam stitches a 100-run partnership with Shakeel
Pakistan didn’t bat well in their second innings and it didn’t help their cause. They lost the first three wickets for just 54 runs on the board. Babar Azam, once again, stood up with the bat as he stitched a 100-run stand with Saud Shakeel.
Both scored respective half-centuries, however, once the Pakistan skipper got out, wickets fell in quick succession and the hosts were eventually bundled out for 216 runs on the board.
Playing his first Test for England, Rehan Ahmed picked a five-wicket haul. England chased down the score, eventually, in just 28.1 overs, thanks to a stellar knock from Ben Duckett (82 off 78). Ben Stokes also remained unbeaten on 35 off 43 balls.
ENG vs PAK Brief Scores: England 354 (Brook 111, Foakes 64, Pope 51, Nauman 4-126, Abrar 4-150) and 170 for 2 (Duckett 82*) beat Pakistan 304 (Babar 78, Salman 56, Leach 4-140) and 216 (Babar 54, Shakeel 53, Rehan 5-48) by eight wickets