PAK vs ENG: 'Aggressive' Brook eyes victory in third Pakistan Test

Brook scored 111 off 150 to help England post 354 in first innings

December 19, 2022
Harry Brook drives down the ground during his innings — AFP

KARACHI: English cricketer Harry Brook has said that England will come aggressive with ball in Pakistan’s 2nd innings on the third day of Karachi Test.

Brook scored 111 off 150 to help England post 354 in first innings and take a lead of 50 runs against Pakistan.

The 23-year-old batter, who is the leading scorer of this series and has also become the top England scorer in a series in Pakistan, said that England doesn’t care what target Pakistan would set as they will try to chase it.

“I think we've got a good lead. Obviously, if had got a couple of wickets then and it would have been completely different. But tomorrow, we're going to come hard. We're going to try and take as many wickets as we can, like we have done for the past year. So yeah, I think we're in a good position,” he said.

“I don't think anybody cares,” he said when asked what is the target they would want from Pakistan. “We’re going to try to chase anything anyway, so it doesn't really matter. Obviously, we're going to be aggressive with the ball and try restrict them to as little as possible.”

Talking about his innings, the England batter said that he tried to put pressure on the bowlers throughout innings by putting the bad ball away and defend the good ones.

When asked about the records for England he broke today during his innings, Harry Brook said that he didn’t even know about the stats and records from his innings but it is always nice to break records.

“I think this team and the squad at the minute we're trying to break as many Records as possible. So that's another good one to take off. And, hopefully many more,” he said.

Harry Brooks added that he has played in Pakistan twice already in two different competitions this year, before this Test series, which helped him understand the pitches in Pakistan.

“Obviously not red ball, but the pitches are fairly similar, and I've said so many times, I'm very lucky to have started my Test career properly here. And, having known the conditions and knowing the bowlers is very lucky,” he concluded.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.