England All Out for 281 on Day 1 of 2nd Test vs Pakistan; Ahmed Takes 7 Wickets in Dream Debut

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England were all out for 281 on day one of the second Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, as debutant Naseem Shah took seven wickets in a dream debut.

England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first, but his side were soon in trouble as Naseem Shah ripped through the top order. The 16-year-old bowled with pace and accuracy, taking the wickets of Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Joe Denly in quick succession.

Root and Ollie Pope steadied the ship with a partnership of 64, but Pope was then dismissed for 33 by Shaheen Afridi. Root followed soon after for 28, caught behind off the bowling of Yasir Shah.

England were in further trouble at 111-5, but a partnership of 81 between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes gave the hosts some hope. Buttler was eventually dismissed for a well-made 64, and Woakes followed soon after for 44.

The tail then collapsed, with Naseem Shah taking the last three wickets to finish with figures of 7-66. It was a dream debut for the youngster, who became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Pakistan will now look to make the most of their advantage, and will be hoping to build a big first innings lead. The hosts will be hoping to bounce back on day two, and will be looking to their experienced bowlers to make the most of the conditions.

It promises to be an intriguing day of Test cricket, and the result of the match could well hinge on how the two sides fare on day two.