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Second Test against Pakistan, England win toss.


Multan is hosting its first Test cricket match in 16 years; three changes made to Pakistan playing XI.The Englishmen won the toss for the second Test of the current series against Pakistan, which began Friday morning with Multan hosting its first Test cricket match in 16 years.Pakistan was assigned to bowl first by England.

Skipper Babar Azam, speaking after the toss, said that Faheem Ashraf and Abrar Ahmed have returned to the team and that if the Men in Green had won the toss, they would have picked batting.
Overall, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, who has a sore shoulder from bowling, and Azhar Ali were replaced by Abrar, Faheem Ashraf, and Mohammad Nawaz from the Pakistani team that competed in the first Test at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. Abrar Ahmed, a leg-spinner, will play his first Test against England in the second match.

The first Test was won by England by 74 runs on Monday on a dead pitch that offered little to the bowlers. England made the most of winning the toss and their depth in the batting order.

The third-highest total in Test history, Rawalpindi’s 1,768 runs in four innings included seven individual hundreds and five fifty-pluses.In the three-match Test series, England is ahead 1-0.


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