At the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi during the third Test match between Pakistan and England, right-arm spinner Abrar Ahmad set a new record.
The unidentified spinner, who still has one more innings to play, broke the record for most wickets taken by a Pakistani bowler in his first two Test matches.
Fazal Mehmood’s record of 14 wickets in the first two Tests was broken by the 24-year-old spinner, who grabbed four wickets in the first innings and now has a total of 15 Test wickets.
The spinner, who was born in Karachi, made his debut for his country earlier this month in Multan’s second Test, where he took 11 wickets and set various bowling records.
Abrar ahmed recorded the greatest numbers by a Pakistani debutant spinner after taking a 10-fer. He also made history by becoming the first spinner to record five wickets in a Test’s opening session.
The host team had a rough start on day three of the game, losing three fast wickets in the first session with only 65 runs scored.
After gaining a 50-run lead in yesterday’s third session, the visitors were run out for 354 runs. Pakistan, on the other hand, utilized the third session to its fullest potential by remaining on the crease.