Another historic series win for Pakistan, which sees them move to the second position in the International Test ranking. Although the ODI team of Pakistan may still be in transition due to the departure of key senior players like Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan Test Team seems to be invincible as of now.
Pakistan dominated England throughout the test series, but that doesn’t mean England didn’t deliver some performances worth remembering, especially in the batting department where Alastair Cook and Joe Root troubled Pakistan on several occasions. Though many cricket match prediction were proven wrong when England failed to record a win in the second test match, they got too close not to regret it. Live cricket score live match action was followed by cricket fans from around the world and they weren’t left disappointed as all the test matches had exciting finishes.
Alastair Cook was not only England’s best player during the series but also the top batsman of the test series as he scored a total of 450 runs at an average of 90. He might have had to face some criticism for his captaincy for trusting the spinners too much. Regardless, he led the team from the front. However, most English players failed to deliver and support him, and Cook was left fighting alone on more than one occasion. The only support he got was from Joe Root, who was the second best English batsmen throughout the series.
Joe Root scored 287 runs at an average of 58. He delivered well in the first two tests, although he failed on both occasions in Sharjah. It might not be a good tour for him as he lost his top spot to Steve Smith. It’s not hard to see why as Joe Root needs to convert his cameos into match winning innings more often.
Honorable mention for Ian Bell who scored 158 runs at an average of 32, although it does feel like his time is up and will continue to struggle against arguably the best team attack in the world i.e. South Africa.