- Second Test, D3: England 281 and 275; Pakistan 202 and 198-4
- Saud Shakeel and Imam-ul-Haq partnership gives hosts chance
Sunday in Multan was the halfway point of this historic Test series and an hour after lunch, as a bumper crowd sat silenced by a trio of dismissals usually associated with fast bowlers from these parts, England appeared to be surging towards an unassailable 2-0 scoreline.
Set what would be a record 355 for victory on Pakistan soil after Harry Brook’s second century of the tour – a masterful 108 from 149 balls – the home side were 83 for three and looking bereft. Jimmy Anderson had vaporised Mohammad Rizwan with a delivery to rank among the best of his 674 Test wickets, while Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood picked up collectors’ items of their own.
Written by Ali Martin at the Multan Cricket Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/dec/11/pakistan-england-second-test-day-three-match-report-cricket under the title “Saud leads Pakistan charge to leave second Test with England finely poised”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.