1st Test: Woakes and Buttler propel England to unlikely win over Pakistan | Cricket News

MANCHESTER: An impressive partnership between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes propelled England to an unlikely three-wicket win over Pakistan in a topsy-turvy first Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Woakes joined Buttler on the crease with England having slumped to 117/5 and seemingly sliding to defeat of their pursuit of a frightening 277 on a bowler-friendly pitch.
But between them Buttler and Woakes launched an excellent counter-attack to show the tide of the match in direction of the hosts with a sixth-wicket stand price 139 runs.
In a remaining twist, Buttler was finally out lbw for 75 to leg spinner Yasir Shah with England requiring one other 21 for victory, thereby reviving Pakistan’s fading hopes.
Stuart Broad was additionally dismissed lbw trying to knock off the final 4 runs however Woakes completed on 84 not out.
Pakistan had earlier boosted their in a single day 137/eight with 32 quickfire runs to be bowled out for 169 — a frenetic flourish that seemed to have put the guests in management.
England had reached 86/1 in reply with skipper Joe Root trying in management, however 4 wickets fell shortly to depart them reeling of their try on the second-highest profitable fourth-innings run chase seen at Old Trafford.

Source link