Tuesday, May 30, 2023

‘We are not Scared of Losing,’ Says Collingwood on England’s Surprising Declaration

Paul Collingwood insisted England is “not scared of losing” the first Test, with Pakistan requiring 263 more runs to win on what looks like being a thrilling final day’s action in Rawalpindi.

The tourists’ daring declaration set Pakistan just 343 runs to win on a very flat surface, having scored 264 runs in just 35.5 overs in their own second innings at a run rate of more than 7.5 an over.

Under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, England have repeatedly stressed their desire to become entertainers and get results rather than draws, an approach which was epitomized by their efforts to score as quickly as possible in their second innings on the afternoon of day four.

Pakistan finished day 1 at 80 for the loss of two wickets.

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