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Left-arm spinner Jack Leach claimed three significant wickets on day two of the second Test in Multan, sparking a Pakistani collapse that reduced the hosts’ innings to 202 on Saturday.
On a field that was turning at Multan Stadium, Leach dismissed Mohammad Rizwan (10), Mohammad Nawaz (11), and Saud Shakeel (63), giving England a 79-run advantage and a chance to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.
After captain Babar Azam was dismissed for 75, Pakistan lost their final seven wickets for 37 runs. Leach was helped by Joe Root (2-23) and Mark Wood (2-40).
After dismissing Abdullah Shafique on Friday, Leach led the England attack with figures of 4-98. He also scored a historic 100 wickets in his 31st Test.