World Test Championship Points Table, WTC Table
World Test Championship Points Table, WTC Table

England Cricket Team won a thriller against Pakistan in the 2nd Test Match. England won the match by 26  runs and now has taken a 2-0 lead in the 3 Test Match Series. England has bagged 12 crucial points in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC 2021-23).

England had made one tactical change for the 2nd Test Match as they included Mark Wood into the playing 11 in the place of the injured Livingstone. Pakistan included Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz & Abrar Ahmed into the team  in the place of Azhar Ali, Haris Rauf & Naseem Shah

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Abrar Ahmed
Abrar Ahmed. PC – Twitter

England had won the toss and had opted to bat first at Multan. England made a record by smashing the highest amount of runs in the 1st session as Ben Stokes led side scored 180 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. England was outdone by the sheer brilliance of the debutant Abrar Ahmed as the right-arm leg spinner took a 7-wicket haul.

Pakistan in response once again failed to make a mark on a flat deck. The team got bundled out for 202 runs as the team lost 7 wickets for 60 runs. England’s bowlers hunted in a pack as the dismissal of Babar Azam led to a dramatic collapse. Jack Leach was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4 wickets and gave away 98 runs in his 27 overs.

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During England’s second innings, Harry Brook stood tall and played magnificent innings of 108 runs in 149 balls. Apart from him, not a single batter scored a half-century. England got bundled out for 275 runs inside 65 overs.

Abrar Ahmed continued his good work as he took a 4-wicket haul and ended the match with 11 wickets in a match. Pakistan’s bowlers were picking wickets at regular intervals.

England Set a Total of 355 runs to Pakistan

Harry Brook
Harry Brook. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Pakistan had got off to a great start as they managed to score 66 runs for the opening stand. The Men in Green were cruising at one stage for 290-5. England made a staggering comeback as they kept on picking wickets up at regular intervals as Pakistan got bundled out for 328 runs.

Mark Wood was the wrecker in chief as the speedster took 4 wickets and was quite ruthless in his approach. The Men in Green would be utterly disappointed with their performance as once again they failed to win the crunch moments of the match.

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Updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table After Pakistan vs England 2nd Test

POS TEAM PCT (%) PTS MATCHES SER PEN
W L D
1 AUSTRALIA 75 108 8 1 3 4 0
2 SOUTH AFRICA 60 72 6 4 0 4 0
3 SRI LANKA 53.33 64 5 4 1 5 0
4 INDIA 52.08 75 6 4 2 4 -5
5 ENGLAND 44.44 112 9 8 4 6 -12
6 PAKISTAN 42.42 56 4 5 2 5 0
7 WEST INDIES 40.91 54 4 5 2 5 -2
8 NEW ZEALAND 25.93 28 2 6 1 4 0
9 BANGLADESH 13.33 16 1 8 1 5 0

 

With this win, England now are ahead of Pakistan at 5th position with a percentile of 44.44 whereas Pakistan is in 6th position with a percentile of 42,42

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