The English commentator, Michael Vaughan, believed that the first over of Mohammad Abbas, Pakistan’s pace sensation’s first over would decide the fate of England vs Pakistan first test match.
As of now where England are looking forward to chasing the 277 runs target given by their opponent that has struck really exceptional, Abbas has grabbed the opening batsman, Rory Burns, on a low score of 10.
Abbas grabs Burns as Michael Vaughan believed his first over would decide the match’s fate
“I think the initial six-over burst that Abbas will produce, maybe more, will potentially decide the outcome of the Test match,” Vaughan is quoted as saying by CricBuzz.
Vaughan lauded Abbas and his partner Shaheen Afridi even more, saying: “This new ball partnership of Abbas and Shaheen is magnificent and it is going to be so difficult because Abbas will wobble the ball and it will go either way. If England bat out of the crease, Rizwan will stand up to the stumps to get them back in it.”
“You need a confidence-boosting 30/0 from Rory Burns and Dom Sibley, if they get to that level, I think England will have a chance,” the former England captain said.
“If they have got two new players against the leg-spinners, England have absolutely no chance,” Vaughan said.
The second innings for Men in Green have not gone excellent so far comparing to that of the first one. After managing 326 runs on the opening day of Test one at Old Trafford, England’s bowlers got dominant in Pakistan’s second innings grabbing all on 169.
Shan Masood, who added a brilliant century on day 1, fall short of luck in the second innings as Stuart Broad got him on a duck. Babar Azam, who managed a remarkable and attention-seeking half-century, could knock only five of twenty balls.
The side was not looking much efficient and the low score diminished the confidence level of the players and deprived the virtual fans of expectations until Yasir Shah added his 33 to make the score looking decent. On the slow pitch, it will not be an easy chase for England as now they trail by 277 runs.