Shoaib Akhtar was in awe as both the England openers smacked Pakistan bowlers all over the ground
England gave a terrific start as both the openers stood like a brick wall against Pakistan bowlers in the first Test match at Rawalpindi cricket stadium today.
The three lions, led by Ben Stokes, won the toss and decided to bat first, and from the very first over of the innings, they were only dealing with boundaries and created a double-hundred run opening stand just before lunch break.
After the lunch break, Zak Crawley (122) and Ben Duckett (107) were later on dismissed by Zahid Mehmood and Haris Rauf.
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar was in awe as both the England openers smacked Pakistan bowlers all over the ground.
The Rawalpindi Express also said in his tweet, "This England team is surely reinventing the game."
A start to a test match with two centuries with a strike rate of a hundred.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 1, 2022
This England team is surely reinventing the game.
Following the first game in Rawalpindi, the second Test will be played in Multan beginning on Friday, December 9, and the tour's final Test will be played in Karachi beginning on Saturday, December 17.