2nd Test, Day 2: England nostril forward in Multan regardless of Abrar Ahmed brilliance | Cricket News

2nd Test, Day 2: England nostril forward in Multan regardless of Abrar Ahmed brilliance | Cricket News
2nd Test, Day 2: England nostril forward in Multan regardless of Abrar Ahmed brilliance | Cricket News
MULTAN: Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed continued his fairytale debut however England stretched their general result in 281 to place themselves in a commanding place within the second Test in Multan on Saturday.
Having claimed helpful first innings lead of 79 within the low-scoring contest, England cemented their place by ending day two on 202-5 driving fifties by Ben Duckett and Harry Brook.
Abrar, who claimed seven wickets within the first innings, returned 3-81 within the second to forestall England from operating away with the sport.
Brook was batting on 74 when unhealthy mild stopped play with England captain Ben Stokes on 16 on the different finish.
“We batted so nicely there, it is nice to look at,” England spinner Jack Leach advised Sky Sports as he heaped praises on Brook and Duckett for the way they handled spin.
“I do know as a spinner how troublesome it’s when somebody’s sweeping, and reverse-sweeping. Setting a discipline is actually troublesome.
“They performed rather well, and it is put us in a superb place.
“I believe it’s a actually good day for us.”
Earlier, England claimed Pakistan’s remaining eight wickets for 95 runs in an prolonged morning session after the hosts had resumed on 107-2.
Ollie Robinson made an instantaneous impression with the ball within the spin-dominated contest to set off a batting collapse.
Robinson generated reverse swing to bowl Pakistan captain Babar Azam (75) by means of the gate.
Leach then took over.
The left-arm spinner lured Saud Shakeel (63) into going after him and James Anderson took a sensible catch operating backward to provide Leach his a hundredth Test wicket.
“It’s loopy to suppose I’ve bought 100 wickets in Test matches simply due to how troublesome I’ve discovered it at instances,” Leach mentioned.
“I undoubtedly really feel I’m getting higher and higher as I play extra, in order that’s pleasing,” added Leach who completed with figures of 4-98.
Joe Root’s part-time off spin additionally got here in helpful as he claimed two wickets in an over to hasten Pakistan’s collapse for 202.
Abrar had lit up his debut Test along with his bag of methods on Friday and the bespectacled 24-year-old was within the thick of issues once more after England started their second innings.
While ready to be launched into the assault, Pakistan’s man with the golden arm ran out Zak Crawley for 3 with an underarm flick from mid-on.
When pressed into service, Abrar struck in his first over.
A promoted Will Jacks (4) tried to play a slog-sweep in opposition to the spinner and ended up having his timbers rearranged.
Root (21) fell to Abrar for the second time however Duckett (79) smashed his second fifty of the match as England’s lead swelled.
Duckett bought a life when Babar Azam dropped a sitter at midwicket off Abrar.
The spinner returned to knock again the opener’s off-stump for his tenth wicket in his debut Test.

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