Rawalpindi: Chasing a target of 343 runs on the fifth day of the Rawalpindi Test match, Pakistan scored 264 runs for the loss of 9 players while the national team needed 79 runs to win the first Test.
In the first session on the last day of the Test, opener Imam-ul-Haq could not increase his score much and got out after scoring 48 runs. James Anderson took his wicket.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan scored 46 runs and was dismissed by James Anderson, while Saud Shakeel, who made a half-century on his Test debut, lost his wicket on the score of 76 by Robinson. Agha Salman scored 30 runs, Azhar Ali scored 40 runs, Zahid Mehmood scored one run and Haris Rauf returned to the pavilion for zero.
England amassed 657 in their first innings and declared their second on 264-7, setting Pakistan an improbable victory target of 343 on a docile track.
Pakistan fought gamely and put on 268 before being all out in the absorbing final session, with Saud Shakeel top-scoring for them with 76.
James Anderson (4-36) and Ollie Robinson (4-50) were England’s most successful bowlers, while Jack Leach claimed the winning wicket.
The second test in Multan begins on Friday.