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Abrar Ahmed takes seven wickets as England all out for 281

Pakistan debutant mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed dazzled England on Friday, taking seven wickets as the tourists were dismissed for 281 on the first day of the second Test in Multan.

The 24-year-old right-arm spinner dismissed Zak Crawley (19), Ben Duckett (63), and Joe Root (8) in the opening two hours before sending Ollie Pope (60) and Harry Brook (9) back to the pavilion.

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Ahmed became the thirteenth Pakistani bowler to record five or more dismissals in a single inning.

Despite frequently losing wickets, England scored runs quickly, with Duckett hitting nine boundaries and a six and Pope smashing five over the rope.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam started to use spin in the ninth over, and Ahmed bowled Crawley with a crisp approaching delivery on his fifth Test ball.

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Earlier, England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bat first in the second test match of the series played in Multan.

Pakistan made three changes on Friday due to additional injuries, which are already without pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will miss the series after having appendicitis surgery.

Along with top-order batsman Azhar Ali, fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf are out.

They have been replaced by spinner Abrar Ahmed, and all-rounders Mohammad Nawaz and Faheem Ashraf.

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