Chris Woakes Stars For Hosts – England v Pakistan Day 4

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Chris Woakes was the star of the show for England. He and Jos Buttler put on a 139 run partnership to help the hosts to a 3 wicket victory over Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Chris Woakes of England celebrates victory with Dom Bess on Day Four of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford on August 08, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

Chris Woakes helped England snatch victory on an enthralling fourth day at Old Trafford in their first Test match against Pakistan. Both Buttler and Woakes were the heroes with the bat as England secured a nail-biting three wicket win.

The day began with a flourish from the bat of Yasir Shah as the visitors added to their lead with quick runs in the first half an hour. However, when Shah edged behind to leave his side nine down, number 11 Naseem Shah stuck one boundary before being clean bowled by Jofra Archer.

About Woakes
Christopher Roger Woakes (born 2 March 1989) is an English cricketer who plays for Warwickshire County Cricket Club and the England cricket team. He was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. He made his Test match debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013. He made his first Test century against India (137 not out) at Lord’s in August 2018.

Chris Woakes Stars For Hosts – England v Pakistan Day Four

About England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. It is the largest country of the British Isles.
The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country’s parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world’s first industrialised nation.England’s terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and, prior to Brexit, the European Union. England’s population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Yasir Shah of Pakistan hits a six during Day Four of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford on August 08, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

Pakistan 169 all out leaving England 276 to win in the final innings of the match on a deteriorating pitch.

Sibley And Root Lay Platform 

Opener Rory Burns fell first, LBW to Mohammed Abbas for 10. Dom Sibley and captain Joe Root looked to be building something substantial. However, Sibley soon became Yasir Shah’s first victim as the leg-spinner began his mammoth spell.

Chris Woakes Stars For Hosts – England v Pakistan Day Four

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When Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Ollie Pope soon followed back to the pavilion, it seemed only a matter of time until the visitors wrapped up a comprehensive victory.

Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler helped guide England home on the fourth day of the first test match.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes of England wait for the unsuccessful review of Buttler’s wicket during Day Four of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford on August 08, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler Counter Punch For England

England’s number’s six and seven though, had other ideas. Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes put on a match-winning 139-run partnership. The Pakistan attack quickly became nullified by their positive stroke play.

When Buttler fell for a well made 75, much needed runs given his recent turmoils with bat and the gloves, the game was in the balance once more. Stuart Broad came out next, a small promotion in the order in search of early runs.

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Broad took England to four runs within victory when he was dismissed. He became Yasir Shah’s fourth victim in what was now his 30th over. One hit away from victory and with Dom Bess at the other end, Woakes edged through a vacant fourth slip area and the ball sped to the third man boundary. Thus, securing a memorable victory for the home side.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Chris Woakes of England poses with the Player of the Match Award after victory on Day Four of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford on August 08, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

Woakes the undoubted Man of the Match with wickets and his match-winning 84 not out on what turned out to be the final day. A dramatic end to a fascinating Test match. England take a 1-0 lead in a series that promises to be a classic between two evenly matched sides.

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The next Test begins on Thursday, this time at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as the bi-secure bubbles move to to the South Coast. Pakistan will likely need to be mentally strong to fight back. They will feel that they should have won this game. The mark of a champion though, is the way in which they come back fighting.

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