Will Jacks takes six wickets on debut as England bowl Pakistan out for 579 on day four of first Test
Will Jacks takes six wickets on his debut as England dismiss Pakistan for 579 on the fourth day of the first Test… but the tourists begin to stutter in an attempt to set a target for their hosts with Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope going down early .
- England eliminated Pakistan for 579 on the fourth day of the first Test at Rawalpindi
- Spinner Will Jacks took six wickets in his debut game for the touring team
- England are trying to set Pakistan as a target as they look to force a result.
- Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope went down for 0 and 15 early in England’s second innings
England have made a stuttering start as they try to set Pakistan as their target on day four of the first Test at Rawalpindi.
After Will Jacks’ six for helped dismiss the tourists for 579, England lost Ben Duckett to a golden duck and Ollie Pope for 15, before coming to lunch on 46 for two from eight overs. His advantage is 124 and there are five sessions left. In a pitch that is still true, no outcome can be ruled out.
England have continually insisted that they are not interested in a draw, and their focus was evident when Duckett tried to bring Naseem Shah to the third man. But the ball was too close to him for the shot, and Agha Salman was waiting for the second slip.
Will Jacks took six wickets for Pakistan on Test debut for England on a difficult pitch to play
Ben Duckett was dismissed for a golden duck after making a century in the first innings
After his first innings century, Duckett had waited nearly three days for another chance. This was cricket as the great leveller.
Zak Crawley and Pope, who were also part of the Rawalpindi table of honor on day one, attempted their shots, ripping through the side of the leg with impunity, before Pope hooked Mohammad Ali straight into Naseem with his thin leg.
In the middle, Crawley could have called as well, only for Naseem to unleash a hard low return punch to his left. At lunch, he had 24, with Joe Root not having four. A fascinating session awaits you.
Ollie Pope, another early innings centurion, hooked a keeper in the fine leg for 15 on day four
Mohammad Ali took Pope’s wicket and felt a chance with England starting slow in the morning session
Earlier, Jacks converted his triple overnight in figures of six for 161, the best by an England debutant since Toby Roland-Jones against South Africa at The Oval in 2017, as Pakistan were bowled out for 579.
After the hosts resumed at 499 for seven, Salman mostly stopped England, who got stuck on Jack Leach in particular, and had moved to 53 when he pushed Jacks, throwing his breaks around the wicket, to Crawley in slip. . .
Salman was the eighth batsman in this Test to reach 50, and the first not to reach three figures.
Agha Salman kept up England’s wicket hunt as he became the eighth batsman to reach 50 in the Test.
Zahid Mahmood was next to go, stunned by Pope for 17 when he missed a reverse sweep. After several replays, television referee Marais Erasmus correctly ruled that no part of his boot was behind the line.
That gave Jacks his maiden first class five for, and he soon had six, as Haris Rauf bested a wild advance to Root on the slide. Not since Peter Such against Australia at Old Trafford in 1993, a game best remembered for Shane Warne’s Ball of the Century award to Mike Gatting, had an England player taken better figures in the first innings of his debut Test.
Meanwhile, Leach finished with two for 190 and entered the top 10 of England’s most expensive Test analyses. There have been many records in this game, and few have favored bowlers.
Jack Leach took two wickets for England but is now in the top 10 for England’s most expensive bowling figures.