Pakistan and England began the 2nd test match on Friday which was played at Multan. The English team have a 1-0 series lead after winning the 1st test on the final day at Rawalpindi.
The 2nd test at Multan saw Pakistan lose two players in Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah as Faheem Ashraf and Abrar Ahmed made their way to the team.
Aleem Dar makes the 3rd umpire review the decision once again –
The incident in question happened when Ben Duckett was given out when going for a reverse sweep. Aleem Dar was quick to give it out as the batter went up for the DRS. The 3rd umpire saw that the ball had hit the gloves of the batter.
The DRS came in favor of the English opener and he was given a life. Much to the surprise of many Aleem Dar was seen asking the 3rd umpire to check if the bat had hit the pitch to make that sound.
Abrar Ahmed picks 7 to skittle England out for 281-
The star of the show with the ball for Pakistan was none other than debutant Abrar Ahmed who picked 7/114 from his 22 overs. This enabled the home team to bundle out the visiting English team for 281.
Ben Duckett was the top scorer with 63 off 49 balls with 9 fours and a six, while Pope scored 60 with 5 fours in his innings. Mark Wood scored 36* while Ben Stokes 31 and Will Jacks with 30 were the other contributors.
Babar Azam counter attacks as Pakistan end the day at 107/2 –
James Anderson got the wicket of Imam Ul Haq for a duck while Abdullah Shafique was out for 14 to Jack Leach. At that stage Pakistan were 51/2, Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel then went after the English bowlers to add 56 runs in 87 balls.
At stumps Pakistan were 107/2 with Azam not out on 61 off 76 balls with 6 fours and a six, while Shakeel was not out on 32. Pakistan trail by 174 runs with 4 whole days of cricket ahead.
Twitter reacts –
Cricket fans showed their anger at Aleem Dar for the DRS call and you can read all the angry tweets below.
December 9, 2022
Today Aleem Dar gave Duckett out LBW but Pak reviewed it. TV umpire concluded he is not out but Aleem Dar asked TV umpire to check again since bat was close to touching pitch too. Is this allowed once TV umpire has concluded his decision? @bhogleharsha @WasimJaffer14 #Cricket— Animesh Pai (@animeshpai) December 9, 2022
Aleem Dar nudging the third-umpire to look at something even after the third-umpire did his routine and communicated his decision to the on-field umpire. Breach of protocol? #PAKvsENG #pakveng— M SatyaKam (@satyakam92) December 9, 2022
Why the hell onfield umpire is arguing with third umpire..? Didn't expect this from Aleem. #PAKvENG— Nitin Choudhary (@NitinCh75576784) December 9, 2022
This third umpire really has "nervous intern on first day of work" energy.— Akash Kumar Jha (@Akashkumarjha14) December 9, 2022
Got bullied by Aleem Dar into rechecking his decision earlier and now nervous giggles about delay in ultra edge and ball tracker.#PAKvsENG
Aleem Dar having a nightmare. His third decision in a row to be overturned lmao.— AB (@AB_Singh7) December 9, 2022
Abrar successfully gets his third - it won't be an exaggeration if I call it a 'dream debut" however, Aleem Dar reversed his decision twice in two hours - what do I call this? #PAKvsENG— Aiman Sohail (@aimansohaill) December 9, 2022
Aleem dar changing his decision for the third time and babar not wasting his reviews😭😭 Man this day is weird— Minahil Atif (@Atif4Minahil) December 9, 2022
Aleem dar changed his decision for the third time.😱— KHIZAR AHMAD 🇮🇳 (@KhizarAhmad313) December 9, 2022
I haven't seen this before in his umpiring career.#PAKvsENG
In this over Aleem Bhai was more under pressure than Duckett.— Ramiz (@Ramiz_Hasan) December 9, 2022