With the change in playing strategy, England grabbed yet another remarkable Test victory against Pakistan on Monday in the second Test in Multan and take an irrefutable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
England’s key bowler Mark Wood took four Pakistani wickets to give England a well fought 26-runs victory. The bowler finished with 4-65 figure.
In chase of 355-run target, the Pakistan batting lineup was dismissed shortly after lunch break on 328.
Mark Wood was unavailable on the first match of the series played in Rawalpindi’s dull pitch, in which the hosts grabbed the victory by a 74-runs margin. Wood missed the match due to a hip injury. The match was turned towards England’s favour when Wood took taking crucial quick wickets of Muhammad Nawaz (45) and Saud Shakeel (94) who were making a good partnership.
Before the lunch break, Pakistan was 291-7, however, after the lunch break the wizard boy Abrar Ahmad who took 11 wickets in the match tried his luck with the bat as well and connected some great shots all over the ground, but his blistering innings came to an end when he tries to hit another boundary on James Anderson delivery. He scored 17 runs which include four 4’s.
Then Agha Salman (20 not out) took the charge and scored couple of boundaries, but on the other hand, Pakistan keeps losing wickets. As Mark Wood bowled Zahid Mehmood and Ollie Robinson ended the match while grabbing Muhammad Ali who came at number eleven.
England’s legendary bowler James Anderson and Robinson both took two wickets.
The final Test match between Pakistan and England will be played in National Stadium Karachi on 17th December.