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Abrar Ahmed Breaks Former Pacer Fazal Mahmood’s Test Record

Pakistan’s Harry Potter and mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed has made history by being the first bowler ever from Pakistan to take 15 wickets in his first two Test matches. The youngster took 11 wickets on his debut Test in Multan and got four wickets in England’s first innings at Karachi. Abrar took his total wickets tally to 15 in two Tests.

Abrar Ahmed also shattered the 70-year-old record of Pakistan’s legendary pacer Fazal Mahmood. Ahmed overtook Fazal to the top of the list of Pakistan bowlers with the most wickets after two Tests.

Fazal Mehmood had amassed 14 wickets in the first two Tests — both against India in 1952.

Abrar has one more bowling innings left in the Karachi Test to add to his record of wickets in two Tests. Whatever his total is, it will stand as the best-ever total wickets by a Pakistan bowler in two Tests.

Abrar Ahmed Test Debut:

  1. 24-year-old leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed took 7/114 on his Test debut. This is the third-best haul in an innings by a Pakistan bowler in their first Test.
  2. He is the 22nd bowler in men’s Tests to take seven wickets or more in an innings on debut. 
  3. Abrar became just the second Pakistan bowler after Wahab Riaz to take a five-for on his first day of Test cricket.

Pakistani Players With More Than 10 Wickets In First Two Tests:

A list of other Pakistan players that have more than 10 wickets in the first two test matches are:

  • Zahid Mehmood (13)
  • Arif Butt (13)
  • Yasir Shah (12)
  • Wasim Akram (12)
  • Mohammad Zahid (12)
  • Iqbal Qasim (11)
  • Abdur Rehman (11) after the first two Tests.

India’s Narendra Hirwani holds the record for most wickets after two Tests. He has taken 24 in the first two Tests in 1988.

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