ESPN Cricinfo reports that Haris Raf, who made his Test debut against England in the first Test, will be out of the second match against Three Lions in Multan due to injury. It is expected that the match will start on December 9.
He injured his quadriceps when he stepped on a ball in England’s 1st Test. He did not play for the remainder of the match. He didn’t bowl during the remainder of the match, even though he did bat in the 1st innings.
Although the Pakistan Cricket Board hasn’t yet announced a replacement for the board, names like Mohammad Wasim Jr. Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas have been circulated, the report said.
England demonstrated its skillful approach to aggression in cricket by winning the 1st Test against Pakistan with a remarkable 74-run victory.
Pakistan, which needed 263 runs and eight wickets on Day 5 was outscored for 268. It was defeated by the reverse swing of Ollie Robinson (4-36) & Ollie Anderson (4-50). Pakistan had only lost five wickets for 11 runs after tea.
Jack Leach was the last wicket to Naseem Shah. He was trapped leg before wicket. England delayed the new ball for nearly an hour. Anderson and Robinson did the rest of the damage with their old ball.
Pakistan fell to England’s relentless attacking field setting of Ben Stokes. Robinson and Anderson cut through the lower order, after Pakistan was at 257-5 entering the final session.
Robinson had ended the nearly four hour defiance by Saud Shakeel (one of the Pakistan debutants) in the first session. This was due to a stunning diving catch from Keaton Jennings, who won the lefthander with 76.