Pakistan consolidated their position in the Multan Test by reducing the deficit to 174 by the end of Day 1, led by an unbeaten 61 from skipper Babar Azam. His half-century snuffed out English hopes raised after Imam-ul-Haq nicked behind off James Anderson for a duck. Babar steadied the ship with a 46-run stand with Abdllah Shafique, who eventually edged Jack Leach. But Babar kicked on, adding an unbeaten 56 with Saud Shakel, whose lofts against Leach kept the scoreboard ticking.
“Really 𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣 strike”
Shakeel playing with the spin to get back-to-back boundaries 🏏🌪️#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/CnphT6Qwgd
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