Debutant Abrar Ahmed takes five-wicket in second test against England
In his debut test match, Pakistan’s young spinner Abrar Ahmed sent back five England players to the pavilion in second match at Multan Cricket Stadium.
England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan.
Mysterious Abrar took his first international wicket on the fifth ball of his first over and hunted Zak Crawley on 19 runs.
After this, Ahmed targeted Ben Duckett’s leg pad and send him back to the pavilion for 63 runs.
Following Duckett’s wicket, the 24-year-old trembled England’s batting line by taking crucial wickets of Ollie Pope for 60 runs, Joe Root for 8 runs and Harry Brook for 9 runs.
The tourists, who lead the three-match series after winning the first Test in Rawalpindi by 74 runs, brought in express pacer Mark Wood in place of Liam Livingstone.
Livingstone has been ruled out of the tour with a knee injury.
Pakistan were forced to leave out pacer Naseem Shah with a shoulder injury — one of three changes from the first Test line-up.
Also out are struggling batter Azhar Ali and the injured Haris Rauf, making way for Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz and Abrar Ahmed.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Ali, Abrar Ahmed
England:: Ben Stokes (captain), Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson