MULTAN: England Harry Brook brought up his second Test century against Pakistan and powered his side to set a commendable 355-run target for Pakistan on Day 3 of the second Test.
England, resuming at an overnight score of 202/5, managed to accumulate a further 73 runs at the cost of their remaining wicket.
Left-handed batter Brook led the way for England, who brought up his second Test century against Pakistan in as many matches after he resumed his overnight 79-run knock.
The touring side had an unwanted start to their proceedings as they lost their skipper Ben Stokes for a vital 41-run knock and could add 54 runs on the third day with Brook.
Following Stokes’ dismissal, England began to lose wickets at a frustrating pace and soon slipped to 270/8.
Brook, however, stood firm and kept the scoreboard ticking single-handedly and went on to smash his second Test century.
The left-handed batter also fell victim to England’s batting collapse and was dismissed by Zahid Mahmood in the 65th over.
Brook top-scored for England in the second innings with his magnificent knock of 108 off 149 deliveries, laced with 14 boundaries and a six.
Besides him, Ben Duckett (79) and English captain Stokes (41) were the notable run-getter for England in their last innings.
Debutant Abrar Ahmer once again was clinical with the ball as he returned with brilliant bowling figures of 4/120, while Zahid picked up three wickets, followed by Mohammad Nawaz, who bagged one.
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