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2nd Test, Day 3: Imam-ul-Haq and Saud Shakeel fifties hold up England in Multan | Cricket News – Times of India

MULTAN: Imam-ul-Haq and Saud Shakeel struck defiant half-centuries to maintain Pakistan within the hunt however England maintained the higher hand within the action-packed second Test in Multan on Sunday.
Pakistan dominated the morning session after they bowled out England for 275 however their 355-run goal meant they wanted to drag off a report chase on house soil to degree the collection.
They appeared up for the duty too however England’s seamers conjured up three magical deliveries after the lunch break to wrest again the initiative.

The see-saw contest modified complexion within the last session once more following a 108-run partnership between Imam, who fell simply earlier than the shut for 60, and Saud.
Saud was unbeaten on 54 with Faheem Ashraf on three at stumps.
Pakistan, who completed day three on 198-4, are nonetheless 157 runs in need of their goal.
Earlier, England added 73 runs to their in a single day rating of 202-5 on day three on the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Ben Stokes (41) wanted 43 balls to attain his first boundary and was the primary to fall, holing out within the deep to set off a collapse.
Spinner Abrar Ahmed picked up his eleventh wicket in his debut Test by bowling Ollie Robinson by way of the gate.
Overnight batsman Harry Brook (108) reached his second hundred of the collection earlier than leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood (3-52) polished off the English tail.
Pakistan spinners claimed 18 of the 20 English wickets – the opposite two being run outs.
The hosts needed to rejig their opening pair following a hamstring niggle to Imam.
They promoted the struggling Mohammad Rizwan, who hit a flurry of boundaries early in his knock to switch the stress again on England.
James Anderson eliminated Rizwan for 30 instantly after lunch with a peach of a supply that angled in and beat the skin edge to hit off stump.
Robinson produced a equally gorgeous ball to dismiss Pakistan captain Babar Azam for one.
Babar shouldered arms to a supply pitching outdoors off-stump however jagged again to rattle his stumps.
Abdullah Shafique made 45 however couldn’t defend his off-stump from the tempo and motion of Mark Wood.
Imam got here in at quantity 5 and revived Pakistan’s chase with Saud.
It would have been Pakistan’s session however spinner Jack Leach lastly had Imam caught within the slips to interrupt the partnership.



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