PAK vs ENG 2022: Pakistan new Mystery Spinner Abrar Ahmed took seven wickets on his debut against England.
PAK VS ENG 2022: Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed took seven wickets in his debut match in the ongoing second Test against England.
The right-arm leg-break bowler put the hosts in trouble by dismissing all five of England’s leading batsmen during lunch at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Youngster Abrar Ahmed has got the most support from Multan’s slow surface, where spinners can easily get hold of the ball.
Abrar Ahemd 7 Wickets against England
England opener Zak Crawley 19 (27) was his first wicket as Abrar Ahmed put the wood on him. Soon after, 24-year-old Abrar Ahmed dismissed Ben Duckett 63 (49), Joe Root 8 (11), Ollie Pope 60 (61) and Harry Brook 9 (21) to seal four quick wins.
While Crowley and Root were bogged down by Abrar’s turn and bounce, the trio of Duckett, Brook and Pope returned to the pavilion with a ‘buzzball’ approach. After lunch, Abrar removed England captain Ben Stokes for 30 (38) and Will Jacks for 31 (44) with a mystery ball.
Karachi-born Abrar Ahmed has now become the 13th Pakistani bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut. Given his blistering form, Abrar Ahmed was included in the Babar Azam-led Pakistan squad for the England Tests.
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Abrar Ahmed Career
Abrar Ahmed was the highest wicket-taker in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2022 who represented Sindh in the tournament. League-break bowler Abrar Ahmed took 43 wickets in just 7 matches at an impressive average of 21.95. With an economy rate of 2.98, Abrar also managed 2 four-wicket hauls and 5 five-wicket hauls in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2022.
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From an overall perspective, Abrar has taken a total of 76 first-class wickets in just 14 matches at an economy of 3.22, including 3 four-wicket hauls and 7 five-wicket hauls. Besides this, the Karachi-based spinner also picked up 17 List-A wickets in 12 matches at an economy of 4.55. Abrar Ahmed ended his tenure with figures of 7/114 from 22 overs during the 2nd Test of the series.