Best bowling figures in England vs Pakistan Tests
It’s been only 4th day in Pakistan vs England first test match and we have witnessed enough drama. Although it was predicted before the game that England would not go for a bowling pitch considering the pace attack Pakistan possesses. However as of this moment, bowlers are looking clearly dominant in the game. Actually that does not mean that this is purely a bowling pitch. Already we have witnessed some brilliant batting knocks from both Pakistani and English batsmen. These innings include a debut ton from Misbah Ul Haq supported by some heroics from Asad Shafique and an in control over 80 runs innings from the English skipper Alastair Cook. This was Misbah Ul Haq’s first test game in England and he responded brilliantly. Though in second inning he got out for a duck.
Nevertheless, bowling has been the highlight of first test so far. Both from Pakistan and England bowlers have delivered as they were expected to do. From England side it was Chris Woakes who stole the show. The fast bowler has taken eleven wickets in total in both innings. Since 1978 it was the only occasion an English bowler has taken two five wicket hauls in the same test match at Lord’s. Woakes took 6 for 70 in first inning and 5 for 32 in second. Still this is not the best bowling figures in England vs Pakistan tests. Speaking of the best bowling figures in England vs Pakistan tests, Yasir Shah has a chance to get in record books.
The first leg spinner to take five wickets at Lord’s in twenty years has to bowl for a full inning. While he might not be able to top the best bowling figures in England vs Pakistan tests, there are chances for him to come on 3rd or 4th position. Best bowling figures in England vs Pakistan tests belongs to Abdul Qadir. The former Pakistani spinner got 9 English batsmen out for just 56 runs in 1987 at Lahore. Abdul Qadir also holds the record of most wickets in test matches between the two sides. Top 10 best bowling figures in an inning of England vs Pakistan Tests are as under.
Best bowling figures in England vs Pakistan Tests (one inning)