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Pakistan v England live stream and team news: Debutant Abrar Ahmed stuns visitors with sublime bowling display to leave Ben Stokes’ men struggling

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England endured a tough first day in the second Test against Pakistan as they were knocked out for 281 after winning the coin toss and opting to strike.

Ben Stokes’ side started at a fast pace and got their mark in 51.4 overs, but were stunned by debutant Abrar Ahmed.

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England picked up a remarkable win on dead ground in the first Test but face an uphill battle here

The 24-year-old was making his Test debut and finished with numbers 7-114, and at one point it looked like he was going to take all ten England wickets.

The spinner was almost unplayable, but a fine appearance from Mark Wood (36 from 27 balls) saw England get nearly 300.

In response, England managed to fire Abdullah Shafique and Imam ul-Haq early on for a total of 14 points, but the sublime Babar Azam (61 from 76 balls) guided the hosts to 107-2 in the end Match.

The visitors will need to take wickets fast on day two otherwise Pakistan could take a huge lead with so much time left in the game.

Pakistan v England: Start date and time

The second Test between Pakistan and England started on Friday December 9 and is expected to end on Tuesday December 13.

The action at Multan Cricket Stadium will start at 5am UK time each day.

Pakistan v England: Live Stream & Channel

The second test will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage starting at 4.30am UK time.

The game will also be available on NOW TV via a day pass for £11.99 or a monthly subscription for £9.99.

talkSPORT will also have updates and feedback throughout the test.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Ben Stokes' captaincy deserves huge praise as England head to second Test with 1-0 lead

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Ben Stokes’ captaincy deserves huge praise as England head to second Test with 1-0 lead

Pakistan v England: Test schedule

1st test – Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi – ENG won by 74 runs

2nd Test – Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan – 9-13 December – 5.00am start time

3rd Test – National Stadium, Karachi – December 17-21 – 5am start time

Pakistan v England: Team News

Pakistan

  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Imam ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam(c)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (week)
  • Agha Salman
  • Saud Shakeel
  • mohamed nawaz
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Zahid Mahmoud
  • Mohamed Ali
  • Abrar Ahmad

England

  • ben ducket
  • Zak Crawley
  • Ollie Pope (week)
  • Joe Root
  • Harry Brook
  • Ben Stokes(c)
  • WillJacks
  • Ollie Robinson
  • Jack Leaching
  • Mark Wood
  • James Anderson

Draw: England won the draw and decided to strike

Officials: Aleem Dar, Marais Erasmus, Joel Wilson, Rashid Riaz, Andrew Pycroft

Pakistan will feel they should have at least managed the draw in the first test

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Pakistan will feel they should have at least managed the draw in the first test

Pakistan vs England: what was said?

England striker Ben Duckett: “I would say [it’s] level per minute. We were a few quick wickets away from our day so we’ll have to see tomorrow morning, but we’re pretty happy overall.

“Today was about assessing those conditions early and as soon as the setter threw that slower ball it was clear it was going to spin and I think the game will move forward quite quickly.

“If we can keep them around our score, anything less is a bonus, so I think it should be really hard work in the fourth set.”

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