During play on Day 3 of the currently ongoing second Test in Multan, the fast bowler for England, James Anderson, unleashed a stunning delivery that bowled the Pakistani wicketkeeper-batter Mohammed Rizwan.
In an effort to reach the goal score of 355, Pakistan got off to a promising start on Day 3 of the match. Rizwan, who was moved up the batting order, and Abdullah Shafique contributed 66 runs for the first wicket before James Anderson gave England the breakthrough.
Rizwan was left in a state of amazement after Anderson produced a nice length delivery that veered back in quickly and banged the off-stump in his direction.
After Rizwan’s departure (30), Pakistan lost two wickets in the space of 17 runs as Babar Azam (1) and Shafique (45) were both castled by Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood, respectively. This caused Pakistan to lose both wickets in quick succession.
Earlier, leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed, who was making his debut, took 11 wickets for a total of 234, which was the second best performance by a bowler making their debut for Pakistan. The first best performance was by Mohammad Zahid, who took 11 wickets for 130 runs against New Zealand in Rawalpindi 26 years ago.
In England’s second innings, Harry Brook led the team in scoring with 108 runs, but the team ultimately totalled 275 runs and was bowled out.
After scoring 153 runs in the first Test, Brook reached his second century of the series by smashing spinner Mohammad Nawaz for his 14th boundary, which allowed him to score his second century of the series.
In addition, he hit a six before being caught off of the spinner Zahid Mahmood, who finished with 3/52.
After taking the field again with their score at 202/5, England added 73 runs before giving up an hour before lunch.
Ben Stokes scored 41 runs and combined with Brook to score 101 runs for the sixth wicket before England lost their final five wickets for only 19 runs. In the second innings, Ahmed had a batting line of 4/120.
After England’s exciting victory over Pakistan in the opening match of the three-match series in Rawalpindi, England holds a 1-0 lead in the series.