Harry Brook is Player of the Match:
“Tried to learn from my mistake in first inns, try not to be too aggressive but still put pressure on the bowler. We knew before coming in that it was going to be a turner, they’d been asking for it to spin. Not a surprise but we didn’t bat as well as we wanted to in the first innings. [Target in mind] No, we just wanted to go out and play our brand of Cricket, put pressure o the bowler, and be aggressive throughout.”
Pakistan captain Babar Azam:
“Yes, we were not up to the mark in the first innings. We had a couple of soft dismissals. After that, we had a fightback in the bowling, and second innings we fight well, but unfortunately, we did not finish it. We have a simple plan to carry on the momentum, we had good partnerships between Imam and Saud and then Saud and Nawaz. The tail also fought well, but we didn’t finish well. [Abrar Ahmed] Dream start for Abrar, he used conditions very well in the first innings and after that, he bowled well. Good for him and the team. [Karachi] Looking forward to that and we will do our best.”
England captain Ben Stokes:
“Diff conditions and a different game. Things happened quickly this week compared to last week. Going down to the wire again is a good game to be a part of. Take a look at the conditions, it was a tricky wicket for slower bowling. We were fortunate that with the cracks opening up our seamers became effective. Jimmy, Robbo, and Woody put in a seriously good effort, so hats off to the lads. The way they bowled throughout the game, they looked like a huge threat. When it came down to the wire I had three guys to turn to. They bowled short spells and always seemed to pick up a wicket when needed. [Abrar] It’s the mindset you go out with, he had an amazing debut so congratulations to him but we still managed to score off him. Being 180 for 5 in that first session on day one, others teams might not have had that many runs but still lost wickets. It was pleasing the way we stuck at the task of going out and putting them under pressure even if conditions aren’t in our favor.”
Pakistan vs England Highlights today. 2nd Test, Multan Cricket Stadium, Monday 12-12-2022, England tour of Pakistan 2022.
England chose to bat first.
Pakistan team: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Abdullah Shafique, 3 Babar Azam (capt), 4 Saud Shakeel, 5 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 6 Agha Salman, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Zahid Mahmood, 10 Abrar Ahmed, 11 Mohammad Ali.
England team: England: 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Ben Duckett, 3 Ollie Pope (wk), 4 Joe Root, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Will Jacks, 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Mark Wood, 11 James Anderson.
Head to Head In Test’s: 87
Pakistan Won: 21
England Won: 27
Pakistan Test Rankings: 6th
England Test Rankings: 4th
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 5:00 AM GMT | 10:00 AM Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Rashid Riaz
Match number – Test no. 2480