Pakistan slumped to their second straight loss to England in Multan on Monday. The guests dismissed Pakistan for 328 to win the second Test by 26 runs in Multan, taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead within the three-match sequence. Pakistan, who resumed the fourth day on 198-4, seemed set for victory at one level however quick bowler Mark Wood led England’s fightback by eradicating Mohammad Nawaz for 45 and Saud Shakeel for 94. Ollie Robinson dismissed the final batter, Mohammad Ali, for nought some 50 minutes after lunch to spark celebrations among the many England gamers. Wood completed with 4-65.
Earlier, Babar had a uncommon brain-fade second as Ollie Robinson’s in-swinger cleaned him up. Babar provided no shot because the ball nipped again in sharply, leaving the Pakistan captain shell-shocked.
Talking concerning the match, Wood, who missed England’s 74-run win within the first Test in Rawalpindi with a hip harm, turned the match in England’s favour with the wickets of Mohammad Nawaz (45) and Saud Shakeel (94) within the house of 12 balls and one run. Pakistan slumped to 291-7 at lunch, and after the break Agha Salman (20 not out) and Abrar Ahmed (17) tried to hit out for an unlikely win to maintain the sequence alive.
But James Anderson had Ahmed caught, Wood dismissed Zahid Mahmood with out scoring and Ollie Robinson ended the match with the wicket of quantity eleven Mohammad Ali for zero, sparking celebrations within the England camp.
Anderson and Robinson took two wickets apiece.
Those victories have been constructed round “Bazball”, a time period coined from McCullum’s nickname, and describing the aggressive free-wheeling method the New Zealander has instilled within the facet since taking on.
England are actually world champions within the 50-over and T20 variations of the sport and quickly ascending the Test rankings ladder.
This turns into England’s third sequence win in Pakistan after victories 1961 and 2000 — though they have not toured in 17 years due to safety points.
(With AFP Inputs)
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