Youngest Bowler To Take Five-wicket haul on Test debut
England’s debutant leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed completed a five-wicket haul on Test debut in Karachi in the third and final Test of the series against Pakistan. Becoming the youngest Test bowler in history to get a fifer on debut.
At 18 years and 126 days, Rehan became the youngest bowler in men’s Test history to take a five-wicket haul on debut. The leg-spinner beat the record held by Pat Cummins when he picked up his fifth wicket on day three of the Karachi Test. Cummins was 18 years, and 193 days old when he took 6/79 against South Africa back in 2011
Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel were putting together a fine partnership for Pakistan when Rehan turned the advantage firmly in England’s way with the wickets of Azam (54), Mohammad Rizwan (7), and Shakeel (53) in a six-over stretch.
He clinches wickets of Mohammad Wasim and Agha Salman to finish with a five-for on debut. As Pakistan were bowled out for 216 in their second innings, setting England a target of 167.
Earlier, electing to bat first, Pakistan had posted 304 in their first innings, with the fifties by skipper Babar Azam (78) and Agha Salman (56). Spinner Jack Leach (4/140) was the pick of the bowlers for England.
England gains a 50-run lead in the match and they were bundled out for 354 in their first innings. Harry Brook (111) and Ben Foakes (64) were the leading batters for the visitors. Nauman Ali (4/126) and Abrar Ahmed (4/150) were standout bowlers for Pakistan.
Rehan became the 53rd England bowler to take a five-wicket haul on Test debut.
However, Rehan’s age made him the youngest to do the feat on his Test debut. Rehan become England’s youngest Test debutant. When he was handed a cap for the third Test of the series.
Earlier this year, Ahmed impressed in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup as England’s second-highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets in four matches at an average of 12.58.
Pakistan vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 Highlights: England 112/2 At Stumps, need 55 Runs to Win
Rehan Ahmed went good with the ball, bagging a 5-wicket haul for England on Day 3 of the third Test. In the process, Pakistan bundled out for 216 in the second innings. Giving England a target of 167 runs to chase. At stumps on Day 3, England stood at 112/2, with only 55 runs required to win the match.