Babar Azam hit a counter-punching 61* as Pakistan reached 107/2 at Stumps against England on the opening day of the second Test in Multan. The hosts trail by 174 runs, with Saud Shakeel batting on 32, along with the skipper.
Earlier, leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed captured seven wickets on Test debut as Pakistan restricted England to 281. Abrar dismissed Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes and Will Jacks, before Zahid Mahmood mopped up the tail.
.@iMRizwanPak, @yousaf1788 and @Saqlain_Mushtaq reflect on Abrar Ahmed’s sparkling debut #PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/wpExA5eEqf
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 9, 2022
“My favourite wicket is Ben Stokes – my favourite player” ☺️
What a debut for Abrar Ahmed 🤩🙌#PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/60nQez9k8D
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) December 9, 2022