Pakistan vs England: Abrar Ahmed takes seven wickets on Check debut as hosts impress in Multan | Cricket Information


Abrar Ahmed loved a Check debut to recollect and captain Babar Azam fired an unbeaten half-century as Pakistan ended the opening day of the second Check on high towards England at Multan.

The “thriller spinner” took the primary seven England wickets and threatened to turn into solely the fourth participant in Check historical past to take all 10 in an innings, just for Zahid Mahmood (3-63) to say the ultimate three because the vacationers had been bowled out for 281 earlier than tea.

Ben Duckett (63) and Ollie Pope (60) each impressed for England and Mark Wooden (36 not out) made a late cameo, whereas James Anderson (1-4) and Jack Leach (1-44) made early breakthroughs within the Pakistan reply.

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Debutant Abrar Ahmed made a dream begin to his Check profession as he tore by way of England’s high order with a seven-wicket haul on the primary morning in Multan

Babar Azam completed unbeaten on 61 and added an unbroken 56-run stand for the third wicket with Saud Shakeel (32no), as Pakistan reached 107-2 when dangerous gentle introduced an early end to the day’s play at 4.45pm native time (11.45am GMT).

Abrar the star on debut for Pakistan

England, batting first after profitable the toss, placed on 38 for the opening wicket earlier than Abrar bowled Zak Crawley (19) with simply the fifth supply of his Check profession.

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Pakistan debutant Abrar Ahmed beats Zak Crawley’s defence in his first over as a Check cricketer, dismissing the opener for 19

DRS saved Pope when he was given out lbw by the on-field umpire on 11, with replays displaying the ball hitting his glove, with each he and Duckett scoring quickfire half-centuries as England started to speed up at an analogous price to that witnessed in Rawalpindi final week.

Duckett survived because of DRS however was dismissed lbw the identical over after lacking an tried sweep shot, with a Pakistan evaluate overturning the on-field determination, whereas Joe Root (8) was eliminated in comparable vogue in Abrar’s subsequent over after initially being given not out.

Pope reached 60 earlier than reverse sweeping straight to backward level and Harry Brook (9) picked out the person at mid-on quickly after, presenting Abrar a five-for earlier than lunch, whereas England’s 180 was the very best ever recorded within the opening session of a Check match.

England began the afternoon session strongly and added 61 for the sixth wicket till Ben Stokes was shocked by an impressive googly, which turned sharply and bowled him, whereas Will Jacks was trapped lbw quickly after so as to add to Abrar’s wicket tally.

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Abrar Ahmed deceives Ben Stokes with an unimaginable googly on day one of many second Check between Pakistan and England in Multan

Hopes of Abrar taking all 10 wickets ended when Ollie Robinson picked out the fielder off Mahmood’s bowling, having hit the earlier ball for 4, whereas Jack Leach was out the following ball after unsuccessfully trying to reverse sweep Mahmood.

Wooden produced some late fireworks with an unbeaten 36 from simply 27 deliveries, together with eight boundaries, just for Mahmood to finish England’s innings when he bowled Anderson (seven) within the 52nd over.

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England are all out for 281 after Jimmy Anderson misses the tried reverse sweep on day one of many second Check in Multan

Pakistan misplaced Imam-ul-Haq with out scoring as he feathered an Anderson supply to wicketkeeper Pope, whereas DRS noticed Abdullah Shafique (14) eliminated after being discovered to have edged a Leach supply behind the stumps.

Captain Babar reached 50 from 57 deliveries and rotated the strike with Shakeel, with the pair negotiating England’s numerous spin choices underneath the fading gentle earlier than play was lastly halted for the day.

England – who lead the three-Check collection 1-0 – will probably be trying to find wickets early on Saturday morning, whereas Pakistan – trailing by 174 runs – look to construct a first-innings lead.

Watch day two of the second Check between Pakistan and England, in Multan, stay on Sky Sports activities Cricket and Sky Sports activities Fundamental Occasion on Saturday. Construct-up begins at 4.45am, forward of the primary ball at 5am.


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