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Pakistan vs England: Abrar Ahmed equals Mohammad Zahid’s record of most wickets by a Pakistan bowler on Test debut

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Pakistan vs England: Abrar Ahmed picked up a seven-wicket haul and followed it up with a four-wicket haul in the second Test against the Three Lions in Multan.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 11, 2022 15:49 IST

PAK vs ENG: Abrar Ahmed equals record of most wickets by a PAK bowler on Test debut. Courtesy: AP

PAK vs ENG: Abrar Ahmed equals record of most wickets by a PAK bowler on Test debut. Courtesy: AP

By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: Leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed, on Sunday, December 11, equalled the record of most wickets by a Pakistan bowler on Test debut. The leg-spinner achieved the feat on Day 3 of the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

Zahid, a right-arm fast bowler, picked up 11 wickets back in 1996 during a Test against New Zealand in Rawalpindi. After picking up seven wickets in the first innings, Zahid followed it up with a four-wicket haul. Pakistan won the match by an innings and 13 runs.

As far as Abrar is concerned, he picked up seven wickets on Day 1 of the Test against the Three Lions. The Young Turk was also set to pick up all 10 wickets, but then Zahid Mahmood picked up the last three wickets.

Thereafter, Abrar finished with figures of 29-3-120-4 as Pakistan bowled England out for 275 in 64.5 overs in the second innings. The leggie dismissed Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Ollie Robinson and Will Jacks.

Barring Zahid Mohammad and Abrar Ahmed, no other Pakistan bowler has picked up more than eight wickets on debut. On Day 2 of the Test, Abrar also broke Abdur Rehman’s 15-year-old record of most wickets by a Pakistan spinner on debut.

The overall record of most wickets by a bowler on debut is held by India’s Narendra Hirwani (1988) and Australia’s Robert Massie (1972). Both of them picked up 16 wickets.

Abrar came into the second Test after picking up 76 wickets in his first 14 first-class matches for Sindh. He has also been a part of Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).



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