England eye unassailable lead in Multan Test

England skipper Ben Stokes has won the toss and opted to bat first versus Pakistan in the second Test of the three-match series at Multan Cricket Stadium. Zac Crawley and Ben Duckett have fetched two fours apiece to push the score to 23 for no loss.

The tourists made a brave, sporting declaration to eke out a victory by 74 runs in Rawalpindi. Chasing a tempting target of 343 on a the batting-friendly surface, Pakistan were bundled out for 268 runs in the final innings of the Test match.