England smell victory after bold declaration

England smell victory after bold declaration

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“We have strong offensive leaders in the dressing room who are willing to risk things, dangle a carrot and make the big picture of things really exciting,” England assistant coach Paul Collingwood told Sky Sports.

“Chasing the target on the last day is not easy and the pressure of the scoreboard is always on your shoulders.”

“We are not afraid of losing a Test match. We have had a good day and will keep trying.”

Earlier, in response to England’s first innings score of 657, Pakistan’s team was bundled out for 579 runs.

Agha Salman’s blistering knock of 53 frustrated England, who had to toil for nearly 75 minutes to take Pakistan’s last three wickets.

Off-spinner Will Jacks claimed 6-161 on his Test debut on a flat pitch where even the spinners had to work hard for success.

England were in trouble right at the start of their second innings with Naseem Shah out.

Naseem dismissed Ben Duckett, one of the four century-makers in England’s first innings, for a first-ball duck on the second ball of the innings.

The fast bowler dropped Zak Crawley’s return catch for 18, but was caught by Mohammad Ali at deep backward square after being bounced by Ollie Pope for 15.

Crawley scored 50 runs after his first innings century.

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