Misbah’s patient ton brings Pakistan on track – Misbah Ul Haq’s outstanding hundred runs recovered the damage in initial hours of the commencement of first test cricket against England at Lords. Impressive bowling attack by the hosts had destroyed the to order in which Mohammad Hafeez scored good runs but the Shah Masood and Azhar Ali, who batted next, were sent back to the pavilion with miserable one digit score in hands.
After the guests surmounted toss results, they opted to bat first. The decision was proven wrong by Woakes who picked up the important wickets of opening batsmen. Ball and Broad too exhibited their trickery talent and hindered the stern determination of Hafeez and Khan. But the skipper Misbah Ul Haq and his mate Asad Shafiq played brilliant innings to bring their diverged approach on right track.
Awesome three digit partnership between these popular cricketer of ICC WC T20 2008 champion’s country cemented their team score and took it to the safe zone with a total of 282 runs. Again it was Woakes to whom Asad succumbed and further batsmen also repeated the same mistake which few of the previous men in batting line up did. At the end of day, score of Pakistani cricket team was 282 for six wickets.
CR Woakes, the glittering man of the day who picked four wickets was accompanied by this credible mates Broad and Ball who chivvied one batsman each. Though the guests weren’t able to kick off their inning with proper momentum, their captain created confidence within the failed players in his teams and is still to continue his smashing inning on second day of this test cricket match.