Pakistan defeated England 1072 (Babar Azam 61* and Saud Shakeel 32* on the first day of play . England were bowled out for 281 in their first innings .
Multan (Pakistan), December 10: On the first day of the second Test between Pakistan and England, 24-year-old debutant spinner Abrar Ahmed emerged as the biggest star, bagging seven scalps on debut, edging out England for 281, while Babar Azam smashed a half-century to help the hosts reach the 100-run mark at the end of the day on Friday.Pakistan was 1072 at the end of the first day of action, with Azam (61*) and Saud Shakeel (32*) unbeaten on the field.England wanted to ride the momentum of their batting exploits to win in the first Test by batting first.After dismissing Zak Crawley for 19 dollars, Abrar drew first blood.Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope took a 79-run second wicket stand following this.Duckett reached his half-century in just 40 balls.Abrar sat lbw and forced him to return for 63 from 49 balls.England was born in 1172. Abrar continued his carnage on debut, taking the first seven wickets in the visitors innings.Pope (60), Joe Root (8), Harry Brook (9), Ben Stokes (30), and Will Jacks (31) were the next five victims, which brought England to 2317.Abrar seemed to be on target to take ten wickets in the innings.Zahid Mahmood, a fellow spinner, demolished the lower order, dismissing Ollie Robinson (5), Jack Leach (0), and James Anderson (7). Abrar took 7114 points, while Zahir took 363.Pakistan lost Imam-Ul-Haq (0) to pacer James Anderson early in their first innings.The hometown boy could not have wanted a worse outing in his hometown of Multan, the city where he was born.Skipper Babar was next on number three, and with Abdullah Shafique, the hosts crossed the 50-run mark. Pakistan defeated England 1072 (Babar Azam 61*, Saud Shakeel 32*, James Anderson 14) and 281 (Ben Duckett 63, Ollie Pope 60, Abrar Ahmed 7114) on the first day of play.