England beat Pakistan by 74 runs in first Test at Rawalpindi

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RAWALPINDI: England beat Pakistan by 74 runs in the first Test match played here.

Pakistan middle order struggled to achieve the target set by English team but failed.

England scored 657 in their first innings and declared their second on 264-7, setting Pakistan an improbable victory target of 343 on a docile track.

Pakistan fought gamely and put on 268 before being all out in the absorbing final session, with Saud Shakeel topscoring for them with 76.

James Anderson (4-36) and Ollie Robinson (4-50) were England’s most successful bowlers, while Jack Leach claimed the winning wicket.

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