|Pakistan’s Abrar Ahmed takes seven on debut as England all out for 281 | Cricket News|
Ahmed’s astonishing 7-114 on debut helped Pakistan bowl England out for 281 of their first innings after electing to bat on the opening day of the second Test in Multan on Friday.
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Ben Duckett (63) and Ollie Pope (60) scored breezy half-centuries for the touring aspect who’re 1-0 up within the three-Test collection.
England, who gained the opening match in Rawalpindi by 74 runs, are on their first Test tour of Pakistan since 2005.
Ahmed struck off his fifth ball as captain Babar Azam turned to his thriller spinner as early as within the ninth over.
Ahmed challenged England’s aggression by way of his number of bowling on a wicket providing loads of help to the spinners from the onset and wasn’t afraid to lure the England batters by way of his variations.
Zak Crawley (19) was baffled by Ahmed’s sharp supply which jagged again into him and knocked again his stumps after which the leg-spinner efficiently gained lbw selections towards Duckett and Joe Root (8) by way of tv referrals.
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Duckett and Pope mixed in a 79-run stand off 61 balls and briefly dominated even Ahmed by way of their extravagant reverse sweep photographs earlier than the bowler broke by way of quickly after Duckett had accomplished his half century.
All-rounder Faheem Ashraf and Ahmed had been two of the three modifications Pakistan needed to make after quick bowlers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah each had been dominated out with accidents, and the house workforce additionally dropped skilled No. 3 batter Azhar Ali due to lack of kind and introduced in allrounder Mohammad Nawaz.
England did not decelerate and its fearless strategy to attain at a fast tempo price them when Pope was caught at level whereas going for a reverse sweep and Harry Brook gave a skied shot to Nawaz at mid-off towards Ahmed as England reached 180-5 in an prolonged 2 1/2 first periods as a consequence of Friday prayers.
Captain Stokes (30) and Will Jacks (31) added 61 runs however Ahmed continued to strike after lunch by eradicating each batters in his successive overs. Stokes was baffled by Ahmed’s sharp turner that hit the lefthander’s off stump and Jacks was trapped leg earlier than wicket.
(With Inputs From Agencies)