Reactions on Twitter: England pass Pakistan to win Second Test in Multan
Highlight Wood took four Pakistani wickets to give England a 26-run series victory in the second Test at Multan Cricket Stadium and take an unassailable 2–0 lead in the three-match series.
The fast bowler finished 4-65 as Pakistan were knocked out for 328 in the session after lunch on Day 4, with a challenging target of 355.
Wood, who missed the first Test at Rawalpindi due to a hip injury, turned the match in England’s favor with the wickets coming from well-arranged Mohammed Nawaz (45) and Saud Shakeel (94) in the space of just 12 balls.
Pakistan fell to 291-7 at lunch and after the break Agha Salman (20 not out) and Abraham Ahmad (17) did their best to get an improbable win for their side and keep the series alive. But James Anderson fired Ahmed, Wood cleaned up Zahid Mahmoed (0) and Oliver Robinson took the wicket of number eleven Mohammed Ali (0), cause for revelry in the Three Lions camp.
“We looked at the wicket and it was tough against slow bowling, but as the game progressed the cracks opened up and our players came into play,” said the winning captain Ben Stokes in the presentation after the game.
“The way Jimmy and Robbo bowl in the series and also our spinners, they are going to deliver more often than not [referring to himself not bowling in the second Test].”
This is how Twitter responded:
Great test match .. Pakistan did so well to get back into the game .. but winning a series in Pakistan is an incredible achievement .. One of the hardest places to win .. England are a brilliant test team to go to look .. plus they have Selection spot on again .. #PAKvsENG
— Michael Vaughan (@Michael Vaughan) December 12, 2022
8️⃣ beats 9️⃣ Tests under the coach and skipper 👏
We’re on our way to something good.
🇵🇰 #PAKvENG ???????? pic.twitter.com/NGboizaTTF
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 12, 2022
If other countries don’t follow England and their style of play, they are fools!
Another brilliant victory in Pakistan and making history again! ???????? #PAKvsENG
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) December 12, 2022
Absorbing cricket all the way, great match, tense ending. What a series this has been! England continues to redefine the tenor and texture of the 5-day format. Pakistan may have lost, but it fought bravely and admirably
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 12, 2022
They took quite a few risks and the reward is a historic series win! Congratulations @benstokes38 and @englandcricket 👏🏽👏🏽 #PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/GVt9VVqrm2
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 12, 2022
Pakistan just can’t beat England, England crushed them in every format. #PAKvENG
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) December 12, 2022
England knocks Pakistan out of WTC 2021-23 #PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/txlhDeQwpR
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) December 12, 2022
@benstokes38 is a very, very, very good captain. #PAKvENG
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) December 12, 2022
A SERIES WIN IN PAKISTAN.
This team is something else.#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/h3k1lOPv5P
— The Barmy Army of England (@TheBarmyArmy) December 12, 2022
Another great win for @englandcricket 🙌#PAKvENG https://t.co/qqqJePtStk
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 12, 2022
A brave pursuit from Pakistan, but this England team seems to be winning matches simply by sheer willpower. First time England have won 2 consecutive Tests in Pakistan. They take an unassailable 2-0 lead heading into the final test in Karachi. #PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/jpOj72OtT7
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) December 12, 2022
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