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Multan Test Day-2: England dismiss Pakistan for 202 runs in second Test

England took a lead of 79 runs in the first innings.

In the second Test match against England, the Pakistan team was bowled out for 202 despite the half-centuries of Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel, and England took a lead of 79 runs in the first innings.

Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel were at the wicket when Pakistan’s first innings resumed after 107 runs with two wickets out on the second day of the second Test match of the ongoing series in Rawalpindi.

England didn’t have to wait long for a wicket at the start of the day and in the 35th over of the innings, the English captain introduced the hero of the previous match, Ollie Robinson, who proved the captain’s decision right and walked Babar on the second ball after scoring 75 runs.

After Babar’s dismissal, the English team successfully managed to put the host side under pressure and the pace of scoring became very slow, which can be estimated from the fact that only 16 runs were scored in the next overs, while Mohammad Rizwan could opened his account on the 28th ball.

Saud Shakeel bowled Jack Leach for a boundary to ease the mounting pressure and then walked out of the wicket trying to hit another shot, which ended his innings of 63 runs.

With the dismissal of Saud Shakeel, the series of dismissals of Pakistani players started which could not stop till the end of the innings.

No Pakistani batter could face the English bowlers and even the part-time spinner Joe Root took two wickets. .

Faheem Ashraf played some big shots in the final overs and played an innings of 22 runs, but despite his efforts, the whole team was bundled out for 202 runs.

England’s Jack Leach took four wickets while Mark Wood and Joe Root took two wickets each.

Pakistan lost the last 8 wickets by adding only 60 runs.

England took a lead of 79 runs in the first innings of the match where the visiting team scored a total of 281 runs on the scoreboard while playing first.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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