England batting first scored 657 runs. In response, Pakistan also made a strong start, but the batsmen got caught in the tricks of Joe Root and Jack Leach.
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The first Test match is being played between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi, where England scored 657 runs in the first innings while batting first. In reply, Pakistan got off to a strong start by sharing a 225-run partnership between Abdullah Shafiq and Imam-ul-Haq, but shortly after Shafiq was dismissed for 114, Imam also returned to the pavilion after scoring 121 runs. Captain Babar Azam and Azhar Ali tried to take responsibility after Pakistan suffered 2 setbacks for 245 runs, but Azhar who got trapped in Root’s trap. In fact, during the match, Joe Root’s unique way to shine the ball was seen and he also worked in this way.
In fact, the use of saliva to shine the ball has been completely banned. Players can shine the ball only with sweat. In such a situation, English batsman Joe Root used the head of his star bowler Jack Leach.
Joe Root shining the ball on Jack Leach’s Head 😂🤣😭 pic.twitter.com/mrPtYt1Pyb
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) December 3, 2022
Root shines the ball on the head
Root took off Leach’s cap and shone the ball on his head. Actually, there is no hair on Leach’s head and because of this, Root shined the ball on his head. The video of this method of rooting is becoming quite viral on social media.
Imagine having to bowl on this lifeless piece of turf on which nothing ever happens. Even Joe Root is shining the ball with the head of Jack Leach to get something out of this road type Rawalpindi pitch. Both sides are tried & might surrender as well! #PAKvENG #PAKvsENG #EngvsPak pic.twitter.com/3pZYvA1ti0
— Ahmad Haseeb (@iamAhmadhaseeb) December 3, 2022
Leach sent Azhar to the pavilion
Talking about the match, the English team scored 657 runs on the basis of centuries of Jack Crowley, Ben Duckett, Oli Pope and Harry Brooks. In response, the Pakistani team faltered after a great start. After falling for 2 wickets for 245 runs, Azhar Ali also could not handle the innings and went out LBW on the ball of Jack Leach for 27 runs.