Saurabh Saket ∙ Dec 4 2022, 12:45 PM

Harry Brook and Joe Root's knocks breathe life into the dead game

image-lb9bksr7England will look to get early wickets in the 1st session on Day 5 (Source: Twitter)

The first Test match between Pakistan and England is coming off to a close as we inch closer to the result with the end of the 4th day's play. Pakistan seem in a comfortable position to seal the win here but England have a day at their hands to pick up eight wickets to etch history.

Pakistan resumed today with a deficit of 158 with 3 wickets in hand. Salman Agha scored a valuable 53 off 67 balls to take Pakistan closer to England's first innings. 

Naseem Shah contributed with 15 off 21 balls. Zahid Mahmood did well as he hung around for 48 balls to score 17 runs. Haris Rauf scored 12 off 32 balls as Pakistan ended at 579 in 155.3 overs with the help of 18 extras given by the English bowlers. 

England came out all guns blazing showing their Bazball approach. Ben Duckett went for a golden duck and Ollie Pope scored only 15 off 13 balls. Zak Crawley got 50 off 48 balls. Joe Root looked good for his 73 off 69 balls. 

Harry Brook was special with his 87 runs off 65 balls. Will Jacks played a blinder towards the end as he scored 24 off 13 balls England scored at a galloping rate to finish with 264/7 in 35.5 overs when skipper Ben Stokes declared the innings at Tea on Day 4. 8 extras were given by the fielding side. 

A couple of wickets apiece for Naseem Shah, Mohammad Ali, and Zahid Mahmood. Mahmood went for a lot of runs today. Agha Salman picked up the other wicket despite being very expensive. All the bowlers were taken to the cleaners. 

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