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First Pakistan-England Test Ends in Draw

by AFP
Marwan Naamani—AFP

Marwan Naamani—AFP

Umpires called off play eight overs early due to bad light.

Pakistan’s first Test ended in a draw with England finishing 25 runs short on the fifth and final day in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

England enlivened the match by dismissing Pakistan for 173 in the last session of the day, fighting against time to take a lead in the three-match series. They finished at 74-4 when umpires called off play due to bad light eight overs early.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid inspired the dramatic turnaround with 5-64 while fellow spinner Moeen Ali and paceman James Anderson grabbed two wickets apiece.

Dubai will host the second Test (Oct. 22-26) and Sharjah the third from Nov. 1.

Brief Scores: Pakistan 523-8 declared and 173; England 598-9 declared and 74-4.

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