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Karachi Test Day-2: England bowled out for 354 runs

Pakistan scored 21 runs in the second innings

England’s team was bowled out for 354 runs thanks to Harry Brook’s century in the third Test match against Pakistan, Pakistan scored 21 runs for no loss in the second innings.

On the second day of the final match of the three-Test series being played in Karachi, Abdullah Shafiq scored 14 runs and Shaan Masood scored 3 runs at the crease in the second innings, while Pakistan still need 29 more runs to end England’s lead.

On the second day of the final match, England resumed their incomplete first innings with 7 runs against one wicket, with Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope at the wicket.

Both started the innings confidently and easily added 51 more runs to take the score to 58, but on the same score, Duckett, who scored 26 runs off Nauman, was declared lbw.

England suffered a major blow when Joe Root was caught in the slip on the very next ball and the English side lost two wickets in a row.

From the other end, Ollie Pope completed his half-century while batting responsibly, but he could not keep his wickets on the beautiful ball of Abrar Ahmed at a total score of 98.

Harry Brook was then joined by skipper Ben Stokes and the two put on another 42-run stand to keep no wickets down until the lunch break.

Even after the lunch break, both the players were not facing any problems, but in the meantime, Ben Stokes was run out. He lost his wicket trying to take the third run unnecessarily off the ball of Mohammad Wasim.

He scored 26 runs before being dismissed.

At this point, it seemed that Pakistan would soon be able to take the remaining wickets of England and take a reasonable lead, but Harry Brooke and Ben Fowkes dashed Pakistan’s ambitions.

Both the players put up an excellent performance and did not allow any more wickets to fall in the entire session while Brooke played another excellent inning and completed his third century during the tour of Pakistan.

At the tea break, England had scored 254 runs for the loss of 5 wickets and needed just 50 more runs to match Pakistan’s first-innings score.

Later, Harry Brooke was dismissed for 111 runs while Ben Foakes was dismissed for 64 runs, in addition to Rihan Ahmed for one, Mark Wood for 35 runs, Ollie Robinson for 29 runs and Jack Leach was dismissed for 9 runs.

For Pakistan, spinner Abrar Ahmed and Nauman Ali took 4 and 4 wickets each.

It should be remembered that the Pakistan team was bowled out for 304 runs in the first innings thanks to the half-centuries of Babar Azam and Agha Salman.

Having won the first two matches of the three-Test series, the England team has a decisive 0-2 lead in the series.


Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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