DUBAI: Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah scythed through England’s middle and lower order as the sightseers were played out for 242 on Saturday, leaving Pakistan 136 keeps running ahead on the third day of the second Test in Dubai.
It was a really contemptible morning for England, who lost their last seven wickets for 36 runs to everything except wreck their shots of turning into the first group to thrashing Pakistan in a test arrangement in the UAE.
Britain started the day on 182 for three, with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow on 76 and 27 and trying to expand their association of 55.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq began with the differentiating risk of Wahab’s singing pace and Yasir’s vigilant leg-turn.
After three scoreless overs, England’s batsmen enrolled 24 keeps running in the following three and appeared calm.
On the other hand, Wahab (4-66) then uprooted Root (88), Ben Stokes (4) and Joss Buttler (0), all got by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, as the 30-year-old’s staggering four-over spell yielded three wickets for only one run.
Mark Wood (1) mounted sparse resistance as Yasir asserted another casualty through Younis Khan at slips. James Anderson (4) was last out, lethargically giving a circling catch to Sarfraz off Imran Khan.
Abu Dhabi’s first Test was drawn, while Sharjah will have the last test from Nov 1