C.R. Woakes


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Chris Woakes’s performance with the ball in both innings of England’s Test Match with Pakistan in 2016 saw him take eleven wickets in a losing cause, initially with a fine haul of 6 for 70 in the visitors’ first innings.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq had won the toss and chose to bat, and Woakes found some swing, into the right-handers, to dismiss the opening pair of Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood.

Pakistan looked vulnerable at 77 for 3 but the arrival of veterans Younis Khan and Misbah himself arrested any fears of an immediate collapse. The latter became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years, and the oldest skipper ever, but Woakes accounted for four more wickets before Pakistan were bowled out for 339 on the second day.

Woakes’s contributed an unbeaten 35 to England’s total of 272 all out before Pakistan’s 215 all out set England a target of 283 to win, but they could only muster 207 as Yasir Shah claimed four wickets, adding to his six in the first.

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