- In the first innings, Pakistan scored 326 and England scored 219, Shaan Masood scored 156 runs.
- In the second innings, Pakistan were bowled out for 169, England got a target of 277 runs.
England vs Pakistan first Test: England defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets in the first match of the 3 Test series. In the Manchester Test, Pakistan had given a target of 277 runs. England have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Now the next match will be played in Southampton on 13 August. England have defeated Pakistan in Tests after two years. Earlier, he was defeated by 9 wickets in the May 2018 Lord’s Test.
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Pakistan had a target of 277 runs
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and scored 326 runs in the first innings. At the same time, England were all out for 219 runs. After this, Pakistan team scored 169 runs in the second innings and gave England a target of 277 runs for victory.
139-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Vox and Butler
Chasing the target, all-rounder Chris Woakes for England scored 84 and Jose Butler scored 75 runs. At one time, England’s 5 for 117 had returned to the pavilion. Then Vox and Butler shared a 139-run partnership for the sixth wicket to win the match to England.
Yasir Shah took 4 wickets for Pakistan the most. While Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah got 1-1 wickets. Vox, who took 4 wickets in both innings and scored 103 (19 + 84) runs, was adjudged Man of the Match. England vs Pakistan first Test.
Yasir was the second bowler to take the highest wicket in the first 40 Tests.
Pakistan’s leg-spinner is the second bowler in the world to take 221 wickets in the first 40 Tests of his career. More than that is India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has taken 223 wickets. Among leg-spinners, Yasir is at the top. He also overtook former Australian bowler Shane Warne (187) and former Indian Anil Kumble (168).
The biggest target of 264 runs in Manchester was chased 12 years ago.
The biggest 264-run target on Manchester ground was chased in 2008. England then defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets. Earlier on this ground, England had chased a target of 231 against the West Indies in 2004.
Pakistan loses despite 13+ goals after 13 years
Despite giving a target of 200+ runs in Tests, Pakistan team has lost after 13 years. Earlier, the Indian team had achieved the target of 203 runs against Pakistan in the Delhi Test. At the same time, Australia’s record of chasing the target of 369 runs against Pakistan is the highest. Pakistan lost this match in 1999.