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After 17 years, the England team, playing Test series on Pakistans soil, has won the Karachi Test match by 8 wickets. England had a target of 167 runs to win, which they achieved by losing 2 wickets in the first session on the fourth day of the game. Earlier, when the third days play was over, England had scored 112 runs losing 2 wickets and needed 55 runs.
On the fourth day of the game, Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes added these runs in 11.1 overs in just 39 minutes. For England, Ben Duckett scored 82 off 78 balls and Ben Stokes played an unbeaten inning of 35 off 43 balls.
Batting first in the third Test, Pakistan had scored 304 runs in the first innings. In response, England scored 354 runs and took a 50-run lead. In the second innings, Pakistan scored 216 runs and had set a target of 167 runs in front of England. England achieved this target for two wickets. Most importantly, Pakistan got defeated in the third Test in Karachi. It is Pakistans favorite ground and has the highest win-loss ratio of any team at a single venue. Pakistan has won 23 matches at this ground.
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This was the 89th Test match between the two. Out of this, England has won 29 and Pakistan has won 21 matches. 39 Tests have been drawn. At the same time, this was the 27th Test played between the two in Pakistan. Out of this, England has won five and Pakistan has won four matches. 18 Tests have been drawn. This victory of England is also being considered as the result of bazball effect. Actually, the badge is the nickname of England Test coach Brendon McCullum. The performance of the England team has been excellent since he became the coach and Ben Stokes as the captain.
Talking about the match, in response to Pakistans first innings 304 runs, the England team scored 354 runs in the first innings and took a significant lead of 50 runs. In response, Pakistans second innings was dismissed for only 216 runs. Englands young bowler Rehan Ahmed took 5 wickets. England had a target of only 167 runs in the second innings, which England achieved by losing 2 wickets in only 28.1 overs.
The England team has played 11 Tests under the captaincy of Stokes. Out of this, the English team won nine matches and lost only in two Tests. At the same time, Pakistan has played 16 Tests under Babars captaincy. Out of this, the Pakistani team has won eight and lost six. Two tests have been drawn. With the loss of all the three Tests against England, the Pakistan team is out of the race for the final of the World Test Championship.
In the last 1 decade, the popularity of Test cricket, the real identity of cricket, has decreased a lot. In this era of T20 cricket, the fans present in the stadium only have to see the rain of fours and sixes. In such a situation, emphasis is now being laid on making Test cricket aggressive and fast. England coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes have started it. It is being said that now other teams of the world will also take the field with this formula. Test cricket will be at a different stage in the next few years.
Another important aspect of the Bazball Model is team balance. This means that such a team should be selected for a test match that is 100% perfect in batting, fielding, and bowling. During this, more and more all-rounders have to be given importance in the team. Because all-rounders can turn the tide of the match at any time. In Test cricket, the bowler has to bowl long spells. In such a situation, after getting tired, the all-rounders try to give new life to the bowling of the team and this also affects the result of the match.
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