4 batsmen of England have scored centuries
Pakistan has scored 3 centuries
New Delhi. In Test cricket, sometimes it is difficult for the batsmen to score runs. But the opposite is being seen in the Rawalpindi Test being played between Pakistan and England (IND vs ENG). In the 5-day match, only 3 days have been played and more than 1150 runs have been scored. Not only this, 7 batsmen have also scored a century. On the basis of the century of captain Babar Azam, Pakistan had scored 499 runs for 7 wickets in the first innings at the end of the third day’s play on Saturday. Earlier, England had scored a huge score of 657 runs in the first innings. The history of 145 years of Test can change from match to match.
In the match, England batsmen have scored runs at a run rate of 6.50 while Pakistan batsmen have so far scored at a run rate of 3.66. Jack Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107), Ollie Pope (108) and Harry Brook (153) scored centuries for England, while Abdullah Shafiq (114), Imam-ul-Haq (121) and Babar Azam scored centuries for Pakistan. (136) played a century innings. There are still 2 days of play left in the match. It may take many more such centuries.
Record of 8 centuries
So far only a maximum of 8 centuries have been scored in a test. In such a situation, if 2 more centuries are scored in the test of England and Pakistan, then a new world record will be created. In the Test played between West Indies and South Africa in 2005, 8 centuries were scored. At the same time, in 2013, 8 centuries were also seen in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Tests. Although both these matches ended on a draw. For the first time in Pakistan, 7 centuries have been scored in a test. Earlier in 2006, 6 centuries were scored in the Test match between India and Pakistan in Lahore.
A total of 3 matches are to be held in the Test series between England and Pakistan. The England team is out of the race for the final of the World Test Championship. This series is important for Pakistan. Right now the Pak team is occupying the 5th position. And Australia’s team is on top.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 03, 2022, 18:46 IST