Harry Brooke broke an astonishing 125-year-old record set by KS Ranjitsinhji as he now has the most runs in a batter’s first 6 men’s Test innings for England.
The right-handed batter has mustered 455 runs (12, 153, 87, 9, 108, 86*) in six innings. He surpassed the record of KS Ranjitsinhji’s 418 runs (62, 154*, 8, 11, 175, 8*).
Harry Brook has broken KS Ranjitsinhji’s 125-year-old record for the most runs in a batter’s first 6 men’s Test inns for England:
436 HARRY BROOK (12, 153, 87, 9, 108, 67*)
418 KS Ranjitsinhji (62, 154*, 8, 11, 175, 8*)
411 Tip Foster (287, 19, 49*, 21, 16, 19)
— Mark Puttick (@GryllidaeC) December 18, 2022
Harry Brook survived lbw television referral against Abrar.
England’s top-order slipped against Pakistan’s spinners on a slow turning wicket to reach 140-4 at lunch on Day 2 of the third and final Test on Sunday.
Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali, one of the four changes Pakistan made for the dead rubber, grabbed the wickets of Ben Duckett and Joe Root off successive deliveries and mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed had Ollie Pope (51) clean bowled soon after he completed his half-century.
England, having a decisive 2-0 lead in its first test tour to Pakistan in 17 years.
England spinners Jack Leach and 18-year-old test debutant Rehan Ahmed picked up six wickets between them to dismiss Pakistan for 304.
Pope and Duckett made a fluent start against seamer Mohammad Wasim after England resumed on 7-1.
Debutant 21-year-old Wasim was taken out of the attack after conceding 19 runs off his first two overs before Pakistan spinners seized control.
Duckett hit Abrar for a straight six and took the total to 58 before Nauman had the left-hander trapped lbw for 26. Joe Root then fell first ball with Agha Salman grabbing a clean low catch at slip.
Pope completed his half-century off 63 balls with a boundary over cover point against Nauman but was undone by Abrar’s sharp delivery that spun enough to hit the top of off stump.
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Abrar had grabbed a 11-wicket haul in his debut Test at Multan before England recorded a stunning 26-run win inside four days to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.