England Defeated Pakistan By 657 Runs In The Rawalpindi Test.
England have thrashed Pakistan by 657 runs in the Rawalpindi Test, their biggest ever win against the Asian side. The Three Lions bowled Pakistan out for just 160 in their second innings chasing an improbable 818-run target, with spinner Dom Bess taking five wickets. It is England’s biggest win in terms of runs against any side and eclipses their previous best against Pakistan of an innings and 55 runs, which came in the 1954 Karachi Test.
England’s Humiliating Defeat Of Pakistan In The Rawalpindi Test
England’s humiliating defeat of Pakistan in the Rawalpindi test was one of the most one-sided Test matches ever played. England won the match by an innings and 174 runs, with Pakistan being bowled out for just 75 runs in their second innings.
This was a truly disastrous performance by Pakistan, who were completely outclassed by England in every department of the game. The bowling was very poor, with no batsman able to make any significant contribution with the bat. As a result, England easily won the match and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
England’s Innings And total Runs Scored
England were all out for just 134 in their first innings, with opener Zak Crawley top-scoring with a measly 30. Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas then tore through the England batting order, taking 5 wickets for 19 runs as England collapsed to 40/6. Crawley and nightwatchman Dom Bess managed to steady the ship somewhat with a 50-run partnership, but England still finished their first innings well below par on 160/8.
In response, Pakistan put on a strong batting display, amassing 378 runs in their first innings thanks to centuries from openers Imran Butt (100) and Abid Ali (109). England’s bowlers struggled to make an impact, with only Jack Leach managing to pick up more than one wicket.
As a result of their poor first innings performance, England were set an imposing target of 319 runs to win the match. They got off to a good start in their second innings, reaching 54/0 at lunch on day 4, but once again Abbas struck to reduce them to 85/5. Crawley and Leach then staged a mini-recovery with a 56-run partnership, but once Leach was dismissed for 34England’s hopes of winning were all but over. Pakistan eventually won the match by 95 runs, with England finishing on 223/9.
Pakistan’s Innings And Total Runs Scored
Pakistan’s innings and total runs scored
England defeated Pakistan by runs in the Rawalpindi Test. England batted first and scored 476 runs, with centuries from Hutton and Compton. In reply, Pakistan were all out for just 160 runs, giving England a victory by 316 runs. This is the second-largest margin of defeat for Pakistan in Tests, behind only the 329-run loss to Australia in Brisbane in 1999.
The Match Highlights
England defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the Rawalpindi Test, which was played from February 7 to 11.
The match highlights were as follows:
– England won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 400 runs in their first innings, with Joe Root top-scoring with a brilliant century.
– In reply, Pakistan could only manage 318 runs in their first innings, with Azhar Ali top-scoring with a half-century.
– England enforced the follow-on, and Pakistan collapsed to just 164 all out in their second innings, giving England a huge victory by an innings and 18 runs.
England’s Reaction To The Win
England’s reaction to the win was one of jubilation and relief. After a difficult few weeks in Pakistan, the team were ecstatic to get back to winning ways. Joe Root was quick to praise his side’s hard work and resilience, and he singled out Moeen Ali for his match-winning performance.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for England, however. The team were made to work hard for their victory, and they had to weather some tough periods during the match. But in the end, they showed great character and determination to come out on top.
This win will be a huge boost for England’s confidence, and it should stand them in good stead for the rest of the series.
Pakistan’s Reaction To The Loss
Pakistan was clearly disappointed with the loss, as evidenced by captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s post-match comments. He lamented his team’s inability to take advantage of good batting conditions and made it clear that they would need to improve in the remaining two Tests.
The Pakistan players were also critical of their own performance, with batsman Asad Shafiq admitting that they had not been good enough. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was even more frank, saying that the team had “no game plan” and needed to make “drastic changes” if they were to avoid another defeat.