Pakistan v England: Rehan Ahmed takes two wickets on debut in Karachi

Rehan Ahmed


Rehan Ahmed is playing in only his fourth first-class game
Third Test, Karachi (day one of five)
Pakistan 304 all out: Babar 78, Agha 56; Leach 4-140
England 7-1: Duckett 4*, Abrar 1-2

Rehan Ahmed took important wickets as England bowled out Pakistan for 304 on the first day of the final Test in Karachi.

Leg-spinner Ahmed, at 18 years and 126 days the youngest man to play a Test for England, grew from a nervous start to claim 2-89.

Ahmed had Saud Shakeel caught at short leg to break a fourth-wicket partnership involving Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who was later crucially run out for 78.

When Ahmed had Faheen Ashraf leg before with a magical googly, Pakistan, who won the toss, had been reduced to 237-7.

Salman Agha and the recalled Nauman Ali fought back in a stand of 48 before Nauman skied a catch off Jack Leach.

Salman continued to counter-attack before being stumped for 56 off Leach, who ended with 4-140.

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