KARACHI: Harry Brook smashed his second hundred in consecutive innings to assist England march nearer to Pakistan’s first innings whole earlier than Tea on the second day of the ultimate Test, right here at National Bank Cricket Arena on Sunday.
The right-handed batter continued his top-notch kind as he registered his third century of the continuing three-game sequence and steered England to 254/5 within the course of, earlier than Tea.
Together with wicket-keeper Ben Foakes who scored an unbeaten 42, Brook utterly dominated Pakistani bowlers as England added 114 runs for the lack of one wicket within the afternoon session.
After discovering three key wickets within the morning session, Pakistan went by a submissive second session with Ben Stokes’ chaotic run-out proving to be the lone cherishing second for the crew.
Stokes and Brook ended up on the identical finish of the wicket following a miscommunication for the third run.
Earlier, Ollie Pope starred with a powerful half-century in a spin-dominated first session that helped Pakistan hold England below management.
Nauman Ali struck back-to-back wickets, dismissing Ben Duckett and veteran Joe Root on consecutive deliveries to jitter England’s high order and aided Pakistan to include England on 140/four earlier than Lunch.
At 58 for 3, in a single day batter Pope and Harry Brook braced England for some time earlier than Abrar Ahmed offered a breakthrough to Pakistan and dismissed Pope quickly after he made his fifty.
With Brook persevering with his very good kind – already scored two centuries within the sequence – as he stays unbeaten at 38 will purpose to take England on high together with captain Ben Stokes who stands at 25 not out.
England, who’re already 2-Zero up within the sequence, have been petrified by the thriller spinner Abrar when he eliminated Zak Crawley on the stroke of day shut after Pakistan have been bowled out for 304 within the first innings.
Skipper Babar Azam and Salman Agha notched-up fifties whereas retiring Azhar Ali managed 45 on the opening day of the Karachi Test when England spinners have been on the cost.
Jack Leach and debutant Rehan Ahmed shared six wickets between them with a wicket to part-time Joe Root’s credit score as properly.