England build slender lead over Pakistan
England’s Harry Brook is congratulated by teammate Ben Foakes after scoring a goal of the century
England built on the second day of the 3rdapproxTest in Karachi today and by the end of the game Pakistan were 29 runs behind England with Shan Masood and Abdullah Shafique the batsmen.
Pakistan v England 3rd Test England Tour of Pakistan
Pakistan 304/10 (79ov) & 21/0 (9ov)
England *354/10 (81.4 ov)
Day 2 – End of game Pakistan Trail England with 29 runs
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Harry Brook (111), Ben Foakes (64) and Ollie Pope (51) beat England to a 50-run lead over Pakistan, also tail wagging, and laid up 89 for the last 3 wickets – Mark Wood (35) and Ollie Robinson (29) with useful runs.
Pakistani bowlers Abrar Ahmed and Nauman Ali both took 4 wickets each.
In response, Pakistan finished 21/0, 29 runs behind, allowing the game to enter Day 3 of the final Test evenly.
Pakistan 1st innings case of gates: 1-18 (Abdullah Shafique – 5.2 ov), 2-46 (Shan Masood – 12.3 ov), 3-117 (Azhar Ali – 25.2 ov), 4-162 (Saud Shakeel – 41.6 ov), 5-196 (Mohammad Rizwan – 48.6 ov), 6-219 (Babar Azam – 58.6 ov), 7-237 (Faheem Ashraf – 66.3 ov), 8-285 (Nauman Ali – 74 .5 ov), 9-300 (Agha Salman – 78.3 ov), 10-304 (Abrar Ahmed – 78.6 ov)
England 1st innings Fall of the gates: 1-0 (Zak Crawley – 0.5ov), 2-58 (Ben Duckett – 13.2ov), 3-58 (Joe root – 13.3ov), 4-98 (Olli Pope – 22.2ov), 5-145 (Ben Stokes – 32.5ov), 6-262 (Harry Bach – 64.2ov), 7-265 (Rehan Ahmed – 65.2ov), 8-316 (Markus Holz – 75.2ov), 9-324 (Ben Foakes – 76.2ov), 10-354 (Olli Robinson – 81.4ov)
Pakistan 2nd innings case of gates:
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed
England: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (C), Harry Brook, Ben Foakes (WK), Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 05:00
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Throw: Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat
Official referees: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) Joel Wilson (West Indies)Marais Erasmus (South African TV)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
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