England vs Pakistan - Day 5 (3rd Test)

On the day 5 of the 3rd Test at Edgbaston (Birmingham), England clinched a big victory over Pakistan. England began the day from on their overnight score of 414/5 and took the score into 445/6 in the next four overs before making a declaring their innings.

Chasing 343 runs, Pakistan were bowled out for just 201 runs. Pakistan lost the match by 141 runs.

With this third Test win, England secures a 2-1 lead heading into the first Test at Oval. Currently, England is leading the Super Series points table by 8-4.

Brief Scores: England – 297 (Gary Balance 70, Moeen Ali 63, Sohail Khan 5/96) & 445/6 decl. (Moeen Ali 86*, Jonny Bairstow 83, Mohammad Amir 2/75)

Pakistan – 400 (Azhar Ali 139, Sami Aslam 82, Chris Woakes 3/79) & 201 (Sami Aslam 70, Azhar Ali 38, Stuart Broad 2/24)

Result – England won by 141 runs

Here are some statistical highlights of the day 5 of 3rd Test:

  1. Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah conceded 172 runs in the England’s second innings and was able to pick up 2 wickets only. It was the second highest conceded runs by a Pakistan spinner and third highest conceded runs by a Pakistan bowler in a Test innings on English soil. Yasir Shah also tops this lists (both as a Pakistan spinner and as a Pakistan bowler) conceding 213 runs (1/213) in the previous Test (at Manchester).

 

  1. In this Test, Yasir Shah conceded a total of 236 runs (64 runs in the 1st innings and 172 runs in the 2nd innings). It was the third highest conceded runs by a Pakistan bowler in a Test against England. Yasir Shah is also the leader in this list with conceding 266 runs in the previous Test (at Manchester) and Danish Kaneria is in the second position on this list with conceding 237 runs (at Leeds in 2006).

 

  1. Like in the Pakistan’s first innings in this Test, Pakistan opener Sami Aslam hit another half-century in Pakistan’s second innings of this Test. After getting run-out on 82 in the 1st innings, Sami score 70 runs in the second innings before getting out once again. At the age of just 20 years and 235 days, Sami became the youngest Pakistan batsman and 5th youngest opening batsman to score 50+ in both innings of a Test match.

 

  1. Like in the Pakistan’s first innings in this Test, Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq scored another duck in the Pakistan’s second innings of this Test, which means Shafiq got a pair in this Test match. Shafiq became 13th Pakistan batsman to get a pair against England, 10th Pakistan batsman to get a pair on England soil and 2nd Pakistan batsman to get a pair at Edgbaston (Birmingham).

 

  1. Pakistan batsmen Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali put up a fighting 50 run-partnership for the last wicket (10th wicket) in Pakistan’s second innings of this Test. It is Pakistan’s joint fourth highest 10th wicket partnership against England in a Test innings.

 

  1. England right-arm pacer Chris Woakes has already picked up 23 wickets in this Test series with one more Test to play. Woakes needs only 1 more wicket to become the highest wicket-taker for England against Pakistan in a complete Test series. Currently, Woakes is the joint highest wicket-taker for England against Pakistan in a complete Test series with James Anderson  who grabbed 23 wickets in 4 Tests in 2010.

 

  1. England won this Test match with their bowlers’ team efforts as 5 English bowlers picked up 2 wickets each in the Pakistan’s second innings. The 2/31 by James Anderson, the 2/24 by Stuart Broad, the 2/53 by Chris Woakes, the 2/38 by Steve Finn and 2/49 by  and Moeen Ali chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. It was the 8th time in Test history that 5 bowlers shared 10-wickets by picking up 2 wickets each in a Test innings.

 

  1. England won this Test by 141 runs. It was the 4th largest Test victory margin (by runs) for a team at Edgbaston (Birmingham). Also, it was the 6th largest Test victory margin (by runs) for England against Pakistan.