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Pakistan vs England – PAK vs ENG 2nd Test, Cricket Match Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable 11 And Fantasy 11 Tips

PAK vs ENG: With a thrilling finish to the 1st Test Test, England are 1-0 up against Pakistan, where the home team would look to square the series in the 2nd Test at Multan.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam December 06, 2022 • 12:24 PM

With a thrilling finish to the 1st Test Test, England are 1-0 up against Pakistan, where the home team would look to square the series in the 2nd Test at Multan. 

PAK vs ENG 2ndTest: Match Preview:


Pakistan batters had a good outing in the 1st Test despite the loss, as the collapse in the last session on Day 5 was what cost them the match. Opener Imam-Ul-Haq was the top scorer for Pakistan (121 + 48) while captain Babar Azam scored 140 runs (136 + 4). Abdullah Shafique also scored 114 runs in Pakistan's 1st innings as Pakistan scored 579 runs in reply to England's 657 runs. 

However, the batters failed to step up in the 2nd innings where Pakistan required 342 runs to win in the last 4 sessions of the Test. Saud Shakeel held the crease for a while with 76 runs while Mohammad Rizwan (46), Imam-ul-Haq (48) and Azhar Ali (40) tried to avoid a defeat but in the end, England bowlers triumphed. 

Playing his first Test for Pakistan, Zahid Mahmood was the top wicket-taker for Pakistan with 6 scalps to his name, where he dismissed Joe Root twice as well as centurion Ben Duckett's wicket in the 1st innings and captain Ben Stokes' wicket in the 2nd innings. However, the spinner conceded 319 runs for his 6 scalps. 

Naseem Shah also grabbed 5 wickets in the match where he got rid of Harry Brook in both innings, as well as Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone in the 1st innings and Ben Duckett in the 2nd. Haris Rauf, who was also on his Test debut managed just 1 wicket (Zak Crawley) in the 13 overs he bowled in the 1st innings and couldn't bowl in the 2nd innings due to a quad strain. Pakistan bowled only 4 bowlers in the 2nd innings, where England declared on 264/7. 

For England, Harry Brook was the top batter for England in both innings. While he smashed 153 runs at a strike rate of 131.90 in the first innings, the 23-year-old smashed 87 runs off just 65 balls in the 2nd innings to power England to a 300+ run lead with enough time remaining to obtain a result. 

In the first innings, the top three batters smashed centuries – Zak Crawley (122), Ben Duckett (107) and Ollie Pope (108) as England accumulated 575 runs on just the 1st day of play. While Root (23) was dismissed for a low score in the 1st innings, the former captain was the 2nd highest scorer for England in the 2nd innings with 73 runs off 69 balls. Batting seemed all too easy for Root in the 2nd innings when he started playing left-handed. 

In the bowling department, spinner Will Jacks grabbed 6 wickets for 153 runs in the first innings to restrict Pakistan to 579 where England attained a 78-run lead in the 1st innings. In the 2nd innings, pacers came into action as Ollie Robinson and ace pacer James Anderson grabbed 4 wickets each to achieve a historic win for England in Pakistan. 

PAK vs ENG 2nd Test: Match Details

  • Date – Friday, December 09, 2022
  • Time – 10:30 AM IST
  • Venue – Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today's Cricket Match? PAK vs ENG 2nd Test

The way England are playing at the moment, especially their approach of scoring run-a-ball, the visitors will start as favourites to win the 2nd Test against Pakistan and build an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match Test series. 

PAK vs ENG Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 87
  • Pakistan – 21
  • England – 27
  • Draw – 39

PAK vs ENG 2nd Test: Where to Watch?

The test series between Pakistan and England will be broadcasted by Sony Sports Network in India, while the viewers can watch the game on OTT platform Sony Liv. 

PAK vs ENG 2nd Test Team News:

  • Pakistan –  Haris Rauf attained a grade-II strain in right quad on the first day of 1st Test and has been ruled out of the whole Test series.
  • England – Liam Livingstone also attained an injury in the 1st Test and has been ruled out of the series.

PAK vs ENG 2nd Test Probable Playing XI:

  • Pakistan – Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Ali, Zahid Mahmood
  • England – Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (wk), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes/Keaton Jennings, Will Jacks, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

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PAK vs ENG 2nd Test Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers – Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope
  • Batters – Joe Root, Babar Azam (vc), Imam-ul-Haq, Harry Brook (c)
  • All-rounders – Will Jacks
  • Bowlers – James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood