The ongoing historic Test series between Pakistan and England is witnessing some breathtaking action all around. England is completely overshadowing hosts Pakistan and they dominated the third day’s play of the third test to inch closer to a spectacular series whitewash on subcontinent soil.
The dry and dusty pitches in Pakistan are helping the spinners gain momentum and set fascinating records. In yet another marvelous feat by a talented leg-spinner, Rehan Ahmed scripted history by achieving a stunning milestone and became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul on his debut.
Rehan Ahmed scalped five wickets on Day 3 of the third Test against Pakistan. Just when Pakistan was aiming to get back in the match owing to a splendid partnership by Babar and Shakeel, Rehan pitched in with his deviating spin and broke the 110-run stand for the fourth wicket. In his spell of six overs, Ahmed got hold of Pakistan’s decisive batsmen Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, and Mohammed Rizwan.
Rehan Ahmed’s five-wicket haul helped him to bag a plethora of Records
Ahmed continued to exploit the subcontinent conditions and bailed out England from a deteriorating situation. Ahmed further dismissed the odds of set batsman Agha Salman and got rid of Mohammed Wasim to anchor his maiden five-wicket haul at the youngest age of 18 years and 126 Days.
Backed on the solid performance of Rehan, England bounced back in the game as the hosts could manage to set a mere target of 177 runs. England is 112/2 at Stumps and needs only 55 runs to seize the series with an iconic whitewash.
With this dazzling show, Rehan Ahmed also became the 53rd English bowler to take a five-wicket haul on his debut. Previously, Will Jacks also set the same record in the first test at Rawalpindi. Ahmed successfully broke Australian captain Pat Cummins’s record by becoming the youngest bowler to record a five-wicket haul on debut.
Rehan Ahmed has truly been a deciding factor for England’s victory in the third test. He had also shone at the U-19 World Cup 2022 where he was England’s highest wicket-taker to claim 12 wickets. With a long way to go in his astonishing career, Rehan will likely accomplish a bunch of milestones in the future.