On the first day of the last Test against England in Karachi on Saturday, Pakistan launched its bowling attack with two consecutive spin overs for the first time in cricket history.
Abrar Ahmed and Nauman Ali, two spinners for the home team, bowled the opening two overs of the encounter.
As Pakistan was bowled for 304 on the first day of the third and final Test in Karachi, England’s Jack Leach and Rehan Ahmed shared six wickets between them.
After Pakistan won the toss and was elected to bat at the National Bank Cricket Arena, Leach concluded with 4-140 while the teenage Ahmed finished with 2-89. (National Stadium).
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, led all scorers with 78 points, while Agha Salman added 56.
In response, Pakistan’s Abrar Ahmed struck for England’s Zak Crawley, who was out for a duck in the opening over of the innings. The opposition was 7-1 and 297 runs behind at stumps.
After winning the first game by 74 runs in Rawalpindi and the second by 26 in Multan, England, who are on their first Test tour of Pakistan since 2005, are ahead 2-0 in the series.
Rehan Ahmed and Ben Foakes were substituted for James Anderson and Will Jacks by the visitors, who also made two changes from the last Test.
Rehan surpasses Brian Close’s 1949 record of 18 years and 149 days to become the player to make England’s debut at the age of 18 and 126 days.
Azhar Ali, a veteran Pakistani hitter who revealed on Friday that the Karachi Test would be his last, is one of four changes in the home team.
Imam-ul-Haq (injured), Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mahmood, and Mohammad Ali were left out, while Shan Masood, Mohammad Wasim Junior, and Nauman Ali also entered. Wasim, 21, is participating in his maiden Test match.