England Defeats Pakistan in 2nd Test, within 3 Days
The England Cricket team leveled the 2-match NatWest Test Series against Pakistan by winning the second test match in three days. The first test match was won by Pakistan, in Lord’s, and was considered to be an emphatic win staked on cricket’s most hallowed ground. With this victory and drawing of the series, Captain Joe Root and his men have regained the trust of their fans with this performance, in the face of the tongue-lashing they had earlier received.
Pakistan were bowled out for 174 in the first innings, after winning the toss and electing to bat. Conditions seemed to favour the England bowling attack who, spearheaded by pacer Stuart Broad, and well supported by the rest of the bowlers. Taking 3 wickets in both innings at an economy rate of less than 2.5 runs per over across both innings, he proved to be the pick of the bowlers in this match. Dominic Bess, who picked up his first Test wicket by scalping Imam ul-Haq with a well-bowled LBW decision going in his favour, which was unsuccessfully challenged by the Pakistani team. Not being bowled in the first innings, Bess went on to pick up three wickets for thirty-three runs on his debut series for England.
Following the test matches, Pakistan will now travel to Scotland to play two T20s on the 12th and 13 of June. The English team, bolstered by the way they ended this series, have made confident claims about their upcoming test series with India, in August. We will just have to wait and see who triumphs over who in this contest.