England captain has shown courage against Pakistan
On the fourth day of the match, the second innings was declared by scoring 264 runs for 7 wickets.
New Delhi. The England team is playing the first match of the three-match Test series against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. After scoring runs in the first innings, the English team made a score above 250 in the second innings as well. On the fourth day of the match, captain Ben Stokes, taking a big risk, took a brave decision to declare the second innings at 264 for 7 at tea. Pakistan got a target of 343 runs and they have the whole game left on the last day.
The first Test match being played between England and Pakistan in Rawalpindi is at an interesting juncture. On the first day of the match, the English team scored 657 on the basis of 4 blistering centuries. Giving a befitting reply, the hosts scored 579 thanks to centuries from three batsmen. On the fourth day of the match, England captain Ben Stokes declared the innings when the team’s score was 264 for 7 wickets and gave Pakistan a target of 343 runs to win.
English captain took a big risk
Ben Stokes took the bold decision of declaring after the second session on a pitch full of runs for the batsmen on the fourth day of the match against Pakistan. By the time of tea, England had scored 264 runs for 7 wickets thanks to Harry Brook’s 87, Joe Root’s 73 and Jack Crowley’s 50 runs. The captain gave the Pakistan team a target of 343 runs in four sessions.
Pakistan has a chance to win
In this match, Pakistan will have a great chance to win. On an average, 30 overs are bowled in the last session on the fourth day of the match. The full game of the fifth day i.e. 90 overs is left. The target of 343 runs in front of the host is not considered difficult. The pitch has helped the batsmen and if Pakistan wins here, then Stokes’ decision will be fiercely criticized.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 04, 2022, 17:06 IST