Statistical Review: England vs Pakistan – Day 4 of the first Test
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Statistical Review: England vs Pakistan – Day 4 of the first Test

On day 4 (Sunday) of the first Test, visitors Pakistan clinched a victory against hosts England. At the beginning of day 4, Pakistan came to bat with the overnight score 214/8 but lost the last 2 wickets in 13 balls after adding just 1 more run on the board. Pakistan bowled out at 215 and put a 283 runs target in the front of hosts.

In reply, England collapsed on 207 runs and Pakistan clinched a victory in this Test match by 75 runs. With this 1st Test win, Pakistan is leading the 4-match Test series by 1-0 and also in the Super Series points table by 4-0 (Pakistan – 4 and England – 0).

Brief Scores: Pakistan – 339 & 215 (Asad Shafiq 49, Sarfraz Ahmed 45, Chris Woakes 5/32)

England – 272 & 207 (Jonny Bairstow 48, Gary Balance 43, Yasir Shah 4/69)

Result – Pakistan won by 75 runs.

Here are some statistical highlights are given below of the day 4 of 1stTest:

  1. England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow was involved in 7 dismissals (3 dismissals in the first innings & 4 dismissals in the second innings) in this Test match which all were caught by him. It was the jointly highest no. of dismissals as well as jointly highest no. of catches taken by an English wicket-keeper against Pakistan in a Test match history. Alan Knott (twice), Alec Stewart and Geraint Jones were also achieved that dismissals feat (7 dismissals in a Test match by an English wicket-keeper against Pakistan) before Bairstow.

Apart from Bairstow, Alan Knott (once) and Alec Stewart took 7 catches in a Test match against Pakistan as English wicket-keeper.

 

  1. In this Test match, total no. of 7 batsmen (3 Pakistan batsmen and 4 England batsmen) dismissed in the 40s (40-49) which is the jointly 2nd most in Test history (also between Australia and India at Sydney 2003). In this category, the highest no. is 8 which had happened between England and Australia at Birmingham in 1989.

 

  1. Like the first innings of this match, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah once again bowled brilliantly in the second innings as he finished in the second innings with figure of 31-9-69-4. Yasir Shah succeeded to pick up 10-wickets (10/141) in this Test match as he also picked up 6 wickets (6/72) in the first innings of this Test match. He became the first Pakistan bowler to complete 10-wicket haul at Lord’s.

Also Yasir Shah became 4th Pakistan bowler to complete 10-wicket haul in the English soil. The other three Pakistan bowler who had achieved this feat were: Fazal Mahmood (12/99 against England at The Oval in 1954), Imran Khan (10/77 against England at Leeds in 1987) and Abdul Qadir (10/211 against England at The Oval in 1987)

Also Yasir Shah’s this match bowling performance (10/141) was his best Test bowling performance till the date. It was his first 10-wicket haul in his Test career.

 

  1. Earlier on day 3, Yasir Shah had become the highest wicket taker in the first 13 Test after surpassing former Australian pacer Charlie Turner (took 81 wickets in his first 13 Tests). On day 4, Yasir Shah increased 4 more wickets in his Test-career wicket tally as it ended up with 86 Test wickets in 13 Tests.

 

  1. Pacer Chris Woakes became the first England bowler to lose a Test match despite achieving 10-wickets haul in a Lord’s Test. Woakes took total 11 wickets (6/70 & 5/32) in this match. Before him, English bowlers achieved this feat (achieving 10-wickets haul in a Lord’s Test match) for 15 times. Out of those, England had won 13 Tests and drawn only 2 Tests.

 

  1. Out of 15 Tests (including this Test) played by Pakistan in Lord’s, it was Pakistan’s 4th win while they drew 6 Tests and lost 5 other Tests in this ground. This victory is Pakistan’s jointly most Test victory in an English ground. Pakistan has also won 4 Tests at Kennington Oval, London out of 9 Tests (drew 2 Tests and lost 3 Tests)

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