Britain was in charge of the second Test against Pakistan in Multan on Saturday. Driving by 281 at stumps on day two as they looked at a series-securing win. Britain was in charge of the second Test against Pakistan in Multan on Saturday. Driving by 281 at stumps on day two as they looked at a series-securing win. On a pitch that was turning and had lost 25 wickets in two days. The visitors were 202-5 in their second innings.
Harry Brook scored a solid 74 not out, and captain Ben Stokes had 16 runs. Before that, Pakistan was bowled out for 202 by spinner Jack Leach, giving England a 79-run lead in the first innings and putting them in a strong position to win the Test series, they’re first in Pakistan in 17 years. According to Leach, “I thought it was a pleasing day with 280 ahead, so looking forward to what tomorrow brings.”
“We simply hope to acquire as many as possible. With Brook and Stokes still included, we’d like 500.” Ben Duckett, the England opener, scored an aggressive 79 in their second innings before falling to spinner Abrar Ahmed, who took three wickets in addition to his seven in the first innings. Joe Root, 21, and Will Jacks, four, were his other victims. Ahmed has taken 3-81 in the second innings so far, making him the second Pakistani bowler after Mohammad Zahid.
Who took 11-130 against New Zealand in 1996, to take 10 or more wickets on their debut. With Duckett, Brook added 68 for the fourth wicket, hitting eight fours and one six. As the batter attempted a quick single, Ahmed also ran Zak Crawley out with a direct hit from midfield, resulting in his three-run out. “Soft dismissals” Pakistan’s batsmen wasted a strong position in the morning session when they resumed at 107-2, with captain Babar Azam and Shakeel attempting to build a solid lead.
However, the innings collapsed after Azam was bowled by fast bowler Ollie Robinson for 75 in the seventh over of the day, losing seven wickets for just 37 runs. Shakeel stated, “There were some soft dismissals, and that pushed us back.” “We have to get them out for a 300-320 lead, and since we have enough time, a result will come. Similar totals have been our goal before.” Root, like Leach, was successful with his looping off-breaks, knocking Agha Salman (four) and Mohammad Ali (none) out of the match.
Faheem Ashraf (22) and Ahmed (7 not out) held on for 23 runs as lunch was extended for the final wicket before Mark Wood broke the partnership. Wood’s stats were 2-40, while Root’s were 2-23. Shakeel and Azam contributed 91 runs for the third wicket, including ten boundaries and a six. Shakeel was enticed by Leach to play a lofted shot toward mid-on. Where James Anderson made a deft running catch and took his 100th wicket in a Test. In Rawalpindi, England prevailed in the first Test by 74 runs.