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Statistical Review: England vs Pakistan – Day 1 of the fourth Test

The day 1 of the 4th Test between England and Pakistan at Kennington Oval (London) was very exciting. England decided to bat first after winning the toss. Despite the quick collapse of England’s top-orders, the hosts managed to score 328 runs (328/10) with the help of the lower-middle order batsmen.

On the day 1, visitors Pakistan batted only 3 overs where they lost opener Sami Aslam and made 3 runs on the board. At the stumps on day 1 of the 4th Test, Pakistan is trailing by 325 runs from the England’s 1st innings total.

Brief Scores: England – 328 (Moeen Ali 108, Jonny Bairstow 55, Sohail Khan 5/68)

Pakistan – 3/1 (Sami Aslam 3, Stuart Broad 1/2)

Here are some statistical highlights of the day 1 of 4th Test:

  1. After taking the wicket of English batsman James Vince, Pakistan left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz completed his 50th Test wicket. He became 5th Pakistan left-arm pacer to achieve 50+ Test wickets. Wasim Akram (414 wickets), Junaid Khan (71 wickets), Azeem Hafeez (63 wickets) and Mohammad Amir (63 wickets) were the other 4 left-arm Pakistan pacers to take 50+ Test wickets before Wahab Riaz.

 

  1. England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow hit another half-century as he scored 55 runs before being dismissed. It was his 6th 50+ score (including 3 centuries) in the ongoing calendar year. With this half-century, Bairstow became joint second most 50+ scorer along with English captain Alastair Cook (6 times 50+ score in this calendar year). Currently, another English batsman Joe Root is leading in this table with hitting 7 times 50+ score (2 centuries and 5 half-centuries).

 

  1. No.7 England batsman Moeen Ali played superbly in the first innings of this Test and hit a century. Ali was dismissed on 108 runs. It was the 4th time (all were English batsmen) that a no.7 batsman hit a century at Kennington Oval. Last time a no.7 batsman scored a Test century at this ground was Joe Hardstaff (jnr.) against Australia in 1938.

 

  1. Pakistan right-arm pacer Sohail Khan bowled extremely well on day 1 and finished the England’s first innings with the bowling figures of 20.4-1-68-5. It was the 3rd best bowling figure by a Pakistan bowler in the first innings of a Test match at Kennington Oval and 5th best bowling figure by a Pakistan bowler in the first innings of a Test match on English soil.

 

  1. 3 Pakistan pacers collectively took all the 10 wickets (Mohammad Amir 2/80, Sohail Khan 5/68 and Wahab Riaz 3/93) of England’s first innings in this Test. It was the 6th time that Pakistan pacers collectively took all the 10 English wickets in a Test innings.

Also, it was the 2nd time that Pakistan pacers collectively took all the 10 English wickets in a Test innings at Kennington Oval. Previously this incident happened on this ground was in 1954.

 

  1. England were bowled out for 328 runs in their 1st innings of this Test. It was England’s 4th highest total against Pakistan at Kennington Oval.

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