PAK vs ENG | Twitter lauds Haris Rauf for outfoxing Zak Crawley with venomous reverse swing to scalp maiden Test wicket
Haris Rauf outfoxes Zak Crawley with venomous reverse swing to scalp maiden Test wicket|
Fans enjoy it whenever a bowler, with scorching pace, rattles a batter, and the instance becomes even more beautiful when reverse swing comes into play. Haris Rauf, on his Test debut at his home ground Rawalpindi, produced the exact same combination out of nowhere to dismiss a well-set Zak Crawley.
On a flat Rawalpindi track, England have been aiming a monumental total against Pakistan on Thursday in the first Test of the three-match series. The visitors, highly lauded for their ‘Bazball’ approach, raced to 227/0 in 35 overs, with both openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett notching centuries.
However, hosts Pakistan roared back into the contest by taking two wickets in two overs. The first one was snared by debutant Zahid Mahmood after he trapped Duckett leg-before, which was initially given not-out by the on-field umpire. In the following over, Haris Rauf, the most popular among Pakistan’s four debutants, did the damage, and the way he got the better of Crawley pleased a lot of eyes.
The fifth ball of the 37th over was pitched at full length, which was seaming around the middle stump. Crawley missed the line, resulting in the ball hitting his pads before knocking over the middle stump. Till the point, Pakistani pacers were struggling to get any help from the pitch flat as road, but Haris’ peach of a delivery, which brought him his first wicket in the longest format on the international arena, turned out to be a momentum changer.
December 1, 2022
First test wicket for haris rauf 👏#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/cBsEUfTuvk— Izaz (@izaz_ils) December 1, 2022
Haris Rauf's maiden Test wicket in front of his home crowd! #PAKvENG— Younus Basheer (@YounusBashir__) December 1, 2022
haris rauf reversing it both ways now. good to watch.#PAKvsEng #PakistanCricket #EngvsPak— HCC- The Honest Cricket Community (@hcc_cricket) December 1, 2022
i’m too pretty to watch test cricket but yay wreck it rauf 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰💚💚💚💚💚💚— rama🥡 ia for exams (@strawchewer_) December 1, 2022
HARIS RAUF GOT A WICKET HIS MAIDEN TEST WICKET— adi ✨ || haris rauf cheerleader (@notanotheradi) December 1, 2022
Haris Rauf gets this first test wicket.— Biswarup Ghatak (@BishOnTheRockz) December 1, 2022
Why do you need to worry about a pitch, when you can reverse swing the ball at serious pace. Take the pitch out of the equation. Bowl fast, swing 'em like Bananas.
Wish you get many many more test wickets.
He is danger
rauf is not in danger (in any format) rauf is the danger (in every format)— Benazir 🏏 (@BenazirMubasher) December 1, 2022
Haris Rauf 🔥#PAKvENG— Muhammad Usama 🇵🇰 (@usama__22) December 1, 2022
Wickets for both Zahid & Rauf on Test debut. Both openers gone. Game ON!#PAKvENG #PakvsEng2022— Sohaib Khan (@CricketSohaib23) December 1, 2022