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Test Match: Pakistan’s batting line fall to 202, England lead by 79

Pakistan’s first innings was dismantled for just 202 runs in the first session of the second Test in Multan. England took the lead of 79 runs in the second innings.

Pakistan appeared to be in good shape early on Saturday after captain Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel were scoring the majority of runs for the team.

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Babar Azam was Pakistan’s highest scorer with 75 of 95 balls before getting chopped on by Ollie Robinson.

No Pakistani batsman scored runs to exceed England’s 281 runs after Skipper and Saud left for the pavilion.

Jack Leach got 4 wickets for just 97 runs in his bowling spell along with Joe Root and Mark Wood.

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Earlier on Friday, Pakistan debutant mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed dazzled England, 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.

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.

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