Duckett unafraid to drive on the rise on Rawalpindi featherbed


Aryan Surana

Ben Duckett and Zac Crawley have helped England to a fine start in the series opening Test in Rawalpindi. Runs have come thick and fast thanks to a flurry of boundaries, a clear indication that it's a belter to bat on. Further proof that the pitch is conducive to scoring is that the left-right combo has been unafraid to hit on the rise. Case in point, when Duckett waited on Mohammad Ali's good length-ball and opened the face to steers the ball through backward point for four.