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RESULT
1st Test, Rawalpindi, December 01 - 05, 2022, England tour of Pakistan
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657 & 264/7d
(T:343) 579 & 268

England won by 74 runs

Player Of The Match
37, 1/72 & 4/50
ollie-robinson
England 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley  b Haris Rauf122111169210109.90
Ben Duckett lbw b Zahid Mahmood10711016215097.27
Ollie Pope lbw b Mohammad Ali108104155140103.84
Joe Root lbw b Zahid Mahmood2331423074.19
Harry Brook c Saud Shakeel b Naseem Shah153116172195131.89
Ben Stokes (c) b Naseem Shah41183062227.77
Liam Livingstone c Saud Shakeel b Naseem Shah910210190.00
Will Jacks c Naseem Shah b Mohammad Ali30296840103.44
Ollie Robinson lbw b Zahid Mahmood3751743172.54
Jack Leach not out 618300033.33
James Anderson c Imam-ul-Haq b Zahid Mahmood610101060.00
Extras(b 2, lb 10, nb 2, w 1)15
TOTAL101 Ov (RR: 6.50)657
Fall of wickets: 1-233 (Ben Duckett, 35.4 ov), 2-235 (Zak Crawley, 36.5 ov), 3-286 (Joe Root, 45.6 ov), 4-462 (Ollie Pope, 70.5 ov), 5-515 (Ben Stokes, 75.6 ov), 6-539 (Liam Livingstone, 81.1 ov), 7-576 (Harry Brook, 83.4 ov), 8-641 (Will Jacks, 95.2 ov), 9-649 (Ollie Robinson, 98.2 ov), 10-657 (James Anderson, 100.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Naseem Shah24014035.838221100
75.6 to BA Stokes, bowled 'im! Smart response from Naseem, taking pace off and hitting the top of middle stump. Stokes stepped away and then missed the slower ball. England's captain walks off for a Baz-approved 41 off 18 - just the second batter to be dismissed short of a century in this innings. 515/5
81.1 to LS Livingstone, Livingstone whips off his pads... and straight to deep square leg! A tame way to go, and Naseem picks up a second wicket of the morning. He came sashaying down and flicked the ball aerially, but connected too well, really. Straight to the man on the rope for a head-high catch. 539/6
83.4 to HC Brook, gone this time, picking out deep square leg! Brook walks off to applause from around the ground, in particular his team-mates. A cool 153 from 116 in only his second Test innings... didn't get hold of his pull this time, though, and it was well held in front of the rope. Third wicket of the morning for Naseem. 576/7
Mohammad Ali24112425.169015102
70.5 to OJ Pope, rapped on the knee roll, Pope shuffling across... not given but Pakistan review. Might be a touch high and leg side, but worth a look. In fact, it's hitting the top of leg! So Pope will have to go, and Mohammad Ali has a maiden Test wicket. Some respite for Pakistan late on a day of hard yakka in Pindi. 462/4
95.2 to WG Jacks, hauled to midwicket! Jacks' sparky debut is done, a bit of a short-arm jab across the short ball, didn't get hold of it as Naseem reverses his hands and pouches a simple chance. 641/8
Haris Rauf1317816.004411110
36.5 to Z Crawley, reverse swing, through the gate! Here come Pakistan! Two wickets and a scare in as many overs, and this is a classic Pakistan fast bowler's dismissal, perfect line and length, shape straight out of the hand, curling through the gate, kissing a deflection on the way, and into the middle of middle! The end of a wonderful knock, but suddenly England have two men on 0!. 235/2
Zahid Mahmood33123547.129526600
35.4 to BM Duckett, Oh my, this looks plumb! A big wind-up on the reverse sweep, struck in front of the sticks, but Joel Wilson is unmoved! Going over, going under? Pakistan review. There's no bat involved ... pitching very much in line, and smashing off stump! A first Test wicket ends a first Test hundred. And breaks a Baztactular opening stand!. 233/1
45.6 to JE Root, Root sweeps and misses, given! Looked pretty adjacent, but he asks for the review. Tossed up and straightening on off stump, the ball scooted under the bat and hit him on the back leg... and that is about as plumb as you can get! Poking middle and off between the eyes, Mahmood has a second, and what a big wicket it is. From a clear blue sky, England's blue-eyed boy is gone. First batter not to make a century today. 286/3
98.2 to OE Robinson, reverse sweep, and up goes the finger! There was a bit of a pause for thought from umpire Raza, certainly leg-sided, and Robinson reviews. Clearly missed the bat, and it's clipping leg stump on DRS. The Countdown theme from the Barmy Army trumpeter reaches its conclusion and off he plods. 649/9
100.6 to JM Anderson, top-edged sweep, and Pakistan's ordeal is over. Zahid grabs his fourth to give his figures another massage, a big wind-up from Anderson, but miscued the googly, for Imam to slide round and swallow an easy chance at square leg. 657/10
Agha Salman503807.60116000
Saud Shakeel2030015.0037000
Pakistan 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Abdullah Shafique c †Pope b Jacks11420325913356.15
Imam-ul-Haq c Robinson b Leach12120728315258.45
Azhar Ali lbw b Leach2748725056.25
Babar Azam (c)c Leach b Jacks13616824619180.95
Saud Shakeel c †Pope b Robinson37941443039.36
Mohammad Rizwan c Stokes b Anderson2944625065.90
Agha Salman c Crawley b Jacks5367907179.10
Naseem Shah c Leach b Jacks1521251171.42
Zahid Mahmood st †Pope b Jacks1748882135.41
Haris Rauf c Root b Jacks1232400037.50
Mohammad Ali not out 049000.00
Extras(b 15, nb 3)18
TOTAL155.3 Ov (RR: 3.72)579
Fall of wickets: 1-225 (Abdullah Shafique, 65.4 ov), 2-245 (Imam-ul-Haq, 70.1 ov), 3-290 (Azhar Ali, 80.5 ov), 4-413 (Saud Shakeel, 113.4 ov), 5-473 (Babar Azam, 126.1 ov), 6-475 (Mohammad Rizwan, 127.5 ov), 7-497 (Naseem Shah, 133.5 ov), 8-554 (Agha Salman, 147.4 ov), 9-576 (Zahid Mahmood, 153.5 ov), 10-579 (Haris Rauf, 155.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2245212.361046000
127.5 to Mohammad Rizwan, flicked straight to short midwicket! And now we've got developments! Anderson's change to round the wicket does the trick, unlocking Rizwan's attempts to work the angles. Stokes grabs the chance by his bootlaces, and that's the maiden Test wicket for Anderson in Pakistan!. 475/6
Ollie Robinson2127213.42906003
113.4 to Saud Shakeel, a flash outside off and there's the breakthrough! Gold-dust for England, and it's loose from Shakeel, lured by the angle across his bows, and confounded by a hint of seam movement maybe, but mostly by the tea break. An opening.... 413/4
Jack Leach49719023.8721721700
70.1 to Imam-ul-Haq, Imam holes out! Takes the bait once again, but this time Leach finally hooks one. England have gone bang-bang (or at least bang... bang), and will take great heart from having dismissed both Pakistan openers. Imam has used this approach well throughout but this time didn't quite get to the pitch and sent it down the throat of long-on. 245/2
80.5 to Azhar Ali, zipping on, struck on the knee roll... given after some thought by Ahsan Raza! But Azhar is going to review. Looks close to leg stump, and it only needs to be clipping. But it's clattering into the top of leg, and Leach has done the trick with the new ball! Leach rises to the occasion for his captain once again, and England have a third wicket for the morning. 290/3
Will Jacks40.3516163.9717625100
65.4 to Abdullah Shafique, It's a wicket! A first Test wicket for Jacks! Shafique lined up the cut, and scuffed an edge through to Pope! Decent take too, as it was a big deflection, up by the gloves, there was width but a fraction of turn back into the shot, and England have the breakthrough!. 225/1
126.1 to Babar Azam, chopped in the air to point! Jacks has his man! Another shift in this contest, Babar had been utterly immoveable, but the temptation of Jacks' loopy offerings were just too much. He didn't get on top of his stroke at all, and Century No.7 is done and dusted!. 473/5
133.5 to Naseem Shah, slogged, and out! England snaffle another before the close. Naseem had hit a couple out of the middle but gets this wrong, plinking a high catch to deep midwicket, well held by Leach running in. Hook, line and sinker, Pakistan's teenage No. 8 trudges off. Third wicket of the day for Jacks, England chipping away. 497/7
147.4 to Agha Salman, edged to slip, Jacks pops up with another! Salman won't be going on to become the eighth centurion in this Test... Almost out of nowhere, a misjudgment. There was some spin for Jacks as Salman attempted to close the face, the ball kissed the edge and was well held low down by Crawley. 554/8
153.5 to Zahid Mahmood, big appeal for the stumping! Mahmood was lining up the reverse sweep, Pope gathered slightly clumsily but got his hands to the stumps quickly enough. The toe made no effort to move back into the crease... but was it out in the first place? I'd say there's a stud at best behind the line... this could go either way to be honest. Stump-cam shows it best! A flick of line visible beneath the toe, he's out! And Jacks has five on debut!. 576/9
155.3 to Haris Rauf, a big heave, a big nick, Jacks has six! Rauf goes for the off-balance wipe to leg, but Jacks just tossed it out a touch wider, and found the outside edge. Root stays alert, thrusting his hands up to cling onto the chance, and the lead is 78... which is something. 579/10
Joe Root1635403.37747100
Ben Stokes703505.00265000
England 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley c †Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Ali50486870104.16
Ben Duckett c Agha Salman b Naseem Shah013000.00
Ollie Pope c Naseem Shah b Mohammad Ali15132220115.38
Joe Root c Imam-ul-Haq b Zahid Mahmood736910260105.79
Harry Brook  b Naseem Shah876596113133.84
Ben Stokes (c)c Saud Shakeel b Zahid Mahmood035000.00
Will Jacks c Imam-ul-Haq b Agha Salman24132113184.61
Liam Livingstone not out 78110087.50
Extras(lb 3, nb 5)8
TOTAL35.5 Ov (RR: 7.36)264/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Ben Duckett, 0.2 ov), 2-36 (Ollie Pope, 5.1 ov), 3-96 (Zak Crawley, 13.5 ov), 4-192 (Joe Root, 28.1 ov), 5-192 (Ben Stokes, 28.4 ov), 6-248 (Will Jacks, 33.4 ov), 7-264 (Harry Brook, 35.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Naseem Shah9.506626.712810001
0.2 to BM Duckett, gone first ball! Duckett opens the face in a bid to guide through third man, and picks out second slip! That was oddly inevitable, but it's how England roll. Good aggressive length from Naseem, cramping him for room with a bit of extra new-ball bounce, and a good chest-high take. 1/1
35.5 to HC Brook, it's not to be! Gilbert Jessop lives to fight another day, a length ball from Naseem, quick and straight, he lined up the launch over deep midwicket, and has his stumps splattered!. 264/7
Mohammad Ali1006426.40255003
5.1 to OJ Pope, short, and holed out to deep backward square! Superb direction on the bouncer, Pope tried to get inside the stroke, but it was straight at his lid by the time his hands came through, and he couldn't control the shot. A smart take inside the rope, and England lose their second!. 36/2
13.5 to Z Crawley, short ball, Crawley swipes at a pull, Pakistan go up for caught behind... not given, but Babar asks for the review. Crawley seems to be indicating it might have flicked his shirt. But UltraEdge confirms a tickle of glove on the way through! Ahsan Raza reverses his decision and Pakistan bring themselves a moment's respite. 96/3
Zahid Mahmood1118427.63298400
28.1 to JE Root, The sweep is Root's downfall this time! Way down the leg side once more, he makes decent contact a bit of a top edge actually, and Imam behind square is perfectly placed to intercept at short backward square. The end of a sprightly knock... 96 runs in the match for Root... almost the fifth hundred of the top order!. 192/4
28.4 to BA Stokes, oh my, Stokes has played a shocker! He sometimes does this at the moment, almost too eager to lead the charge, and he's scuffed the simplest of simple catches to short cover. Was lining up about ten shots at once, and ended up reaching for a length delivery with the toe of his bat! A duck for the captain, and another little twist to the narrative. 192/5
Agha Salman504719.4094201
33.4 to WG Jacks, one swipe too many! Jacks' fun ends just as it was getting started, just got underneath this one too much, and Imam at long-off was well set to swallow it. It's extraordinary action out there... and the lead, crucially, is 326 and climbing. 248/6
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 343 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Abdullah Shafique c Brook b Robinson614211042.85
Imam-ul-Haq c †Pope b Anderson48771238062.33
Azhar Ali c Root b Robinson40811404049.38
Babar Azam (c)c †Pope b Stokes4571080.00
Saud Shakeel c sub (KK Jennings) b Robinson7615924812047.79
Mohammad Rizwan c †Pope b Anderson46921316250.00
Agha Salman lbw b Robinson3064994046.87
Naseem Shah lbw b Leach646701013.04
Zahid Mahmood c †Pope b Anderson12122004.76
Haris Rauf lbw b Anderson024000.00
Mohammad Ali not out 02635000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 8)11
TOTAL96.3 Ov (RR: 2.77)268
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Abdullah Shafique, 4.1 ov), 1-20, 2-25 (Babar Azam, 5.3 ov), 3-89 (Imam-ul-Haq, 25.3 ov), 4-176 (Mohammad Rizwan, 55.1 ov), 5-198 (Saud Shakeel, 61.2 ov), 6-259 (Agha Salman, 80.2 ov), 7-260 (Azhar Ali, 82.1 ov), 8-264 (Zahid Mahmood, 87.2 ov), 9-264 (Haris Rauf, 87.4 ov), 10-268 (Naseem Shah, 96.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ollie Robinson2265042.271117005
4.1 to Abdullah Shafique, gottim, the short-ball attack works! England have their first wicket. Robinson breaks through, as Shafique picks out deep square leg on the pull. Only his second single-figure score in 15 Test innings... Dug in from round the wicket and he was taking on the shot against the angle, came off the top edge and presented a simple catch to Brook in the deep. 20/1
flicked off the hip, straight at leg slip! Another huge moment, straight off the face of the bat, whipping with the inswing, but that man has been in situ for precisely that moment! Root gobbles the offering, England spring the trap, and now they believe this match is theirs!. 20/1
61.2 to Saud Shakeel, in the air, and swallowed by Jennings at short cover! Full and wide from Robinson, Shakeel came forward but Robinson's extra height makes it harder to get over the ball on the front foot. A loose reach of a drive loops off the bat, and Jennings springs into action to his right, snaffling the chance in both hands, horizontal to the ground!. 198/5
80.2 to Agha Salman, big inswinger and a huge appeal! Stokes is going to review once more! The ball almost rolled onto the stumps after striking Salman on the pad... there was inside edge of bat, but was it pad first? If so, it's close! England sound excited to judge by the first replay! It's out! A wicked cramping curler from Robinson, Salman was pinned so far back on the crease that even with the late movement, it wasn't going to swing past!. 259/6
82.1 to Azhar Ali, flicked off the hip, straight at leg slip! Another huge moment, straight off the face of the bat, whipping with the inswing, but that man has been in situ for precisely that moment! Root gobbles the offering, England spring the trap, and now they believe this match is theirs!. 260/7
Ben Stokes2046913.459010003
5.3 to Babar Azam, ZOMG, Babar has tickled a bouncer to the keeper! Only just carried to Pope... but the finger goes up and Babar isn't hanging around. Stokes gets his opposite number and that's a HUGE moment in this Test. Stokes didn't realise there was an edge, as Babar fended on the back foot, but Pope was appealing straight away. Silence around the ground. You could hear a pin drop in Pindi. 25/2
James Anderson24123641.501276000
25.3 to Imam-ul-Haq, down the leg side and gone! It's a strangle but Jimmy doesn't care! Shaping to leg, potentially a touch of extra bounce as Imam closed the face on an attempted nudge off the hip, but it's kissed straight into Pope's gloves, and that's a huge moment! The immoveable Imam is gone, and England have their reward for a very diligent first 20 minutes. 89/3
55.1 to Mohammad Rizwan, Anderson finds the edge! Ecstacy for England, and now the match turns again! Outstanding discipline from the old stager, nagging in the channel outside off, finding just enough assistance with the reverse swing, there's a touch of nibble from back of a length, drawing Rizwan outside his eyeline, and a flinched nick flies to Pope!. 176/4
87.2 to Zahid Mahmood, a wonder-grab from Pope down the leg side! Who needs Ben Foakes when you've got the Pontiff! A lifter into the ribs, a flick off the glove as Mahmood closes the face, and Pope leaps to his left, clings on in one glove, and now the white smoke is definitely billowing over the pavilion!. 264/8
87.4 to Haris Rauf, nailed on the pads! Big inswinger, full length, tailing in as the batter is pinned deep in the crease. Up goes the finger, but he's going upstairs. It's Umpire's Call, and England are one away from an extraordinary Test win!. 264/9
Jack Leach18.365613.02867100
96.3 to Naseem Shah, pinned him! Smack on the front pad, but Naseem reviews... England were already scattering in celebration but will have to regroup. Looks pretty straight on the replay. It was caught at silly point, too, so an inside edge won't save Naseem. No bat involved, what does ball-tracking say....? Time stands still in Pindi. Hitting leg stump, that's it. England have won this reality-warping Test, by 74 runs with the shadows lengthening!. 268/10
Will Jacks603806.33215100
Joe Root601602.66272000
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MATCH DETAILS
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
England
Ollie Robinson
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2478
Hours of play (local time)10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 15.00
Match days1,2,3,4,5 December 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone
Will Jacks
Will Jacks
Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf
Mohammad Ali
Mohammad Ali
Saud Shakeel
Saud Shakeel
Zahid Mahmood
Zahid Mahmood
Umpires
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
West Indies
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsEngland 12, Pakistan 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 01 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 506/4 (Harry Brook 101*, Ben Stokes 34*, 75 ov)
Fri, 02 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 181/0 (Abdullah Shafique 89*, Imam-ul-Haq 90*, 51 ov)
Sat, 03 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 499/7 (Agha Salman 10*, Zahid Mahmood 1*, 136 ov)
Sun, 04 Dec - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 80/2 (Imam-ul-Haq 43*, Saud Shakeel 24*, 20 ov)
Mon, 05 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 268 (96.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 93/3 in 34.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 31, Mohammad Rizwan 0)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 34.4 overs (211 balls), Extras 4
  • Saud Shakeel: 50 off 104 balls (8 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (Saud Shakeel 22, Mohammad Rizwan 27, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 48.3 overs (294 balls), Extras 6
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 169/3 in 52.0 overs (Saud Shakeel 63, Mohammad Rizwan 42)
  • Azhar Ali (2) retired hurt on 0* from 20/1 to 176/4
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 61.4 overs (375 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 217/5 in 66.0 overs (Azhar Ali 21, Agha Salman 7)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (Azhar Ali 25, Agha Salman 24, Ex 2)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 74.2 overs (453 balls), Extras 10
  • Over 74.5: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Agha Salman (Struck down)
  • Over 75.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - Agha Salman (Upheld)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 257/5 in 77.0 overs (Azhar Ali 37, Agha Salman 30)
  • Over 80.2: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Agha Salman (Upheld)
  • Over 87.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - Haris Rauf (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 268/9 in 91.0 overs (Naseem Shah 6, Mohammad Ali 0)
  • New ball taken at 94.4 overs
  • Over 96.3: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batter - Naseem Shah (Struck down)
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