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PAKvENG, 2nd Test – England lead Pakistan by 281 runs on Day 2

Web Desk 10:32 AM | 10 Dec, 2022
PAKvENG, 2nd Test – England lead Pakistan by 281 runs on Day 2
Source: Pakistan Cricket Board

MULTAN – England on Saturday took their overall lead against Pakistan to 281 runs as they made 202-5 at stumps in their second innings on day two of the second Test.

Pakistan’s young gun Abrar Ahmed kept Pakistan alive in today’s game as he took three wickets, a day after he claimed seven historic wickets in his Test debut.  

Earlier, opener Ben Duckett hit half-century to put England in a strong position.

Earlier, Pakistan’s batting line crumbled in the morning session on day 2 as England restricted the hosts to 202 in the first innings. 

Shaheens lost eight players for addition of mere 60 runs after Ollie Robinson outclasses Pakistani skipper Babar Azam who resumed the play on Day 2.

The poor batting display left the Babar-led squad trailing by 79 runs, thwarting the heroics played by Abrar Ahmed who got seven scalps to contain visitors to 281 in the first innings.

Earlier in the day, star batter Babar Azam departed on 75 in the first session as Shaheens resumed their first innings on day two of the Multan Test against England.

England’s right-arm pacer Ollie Robinson bowled the Pakistani skipper with a wobbler. The visitors were earlier dismissed for 281 in the first innings on the opening day of the second game.

On Day 1, Pakistan made 107 runs for two in reply to England’s 281. Pakistani openers – Abdullah Shafiq and Imam-ul Haq departed early and Saud Shakil set the tone by smashing boundaries with the skipper.

Pakistani debutant Abrar Ahmed on Friday picked up 7 wickets and leg spinner Zahid Mehmood got three wickets. England’s Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope scored half-tons.

Abrar made headlines with the second-best debut by a Pakistan bowler behind pacer Mohammad Zahid´s 7-66 against New Zealand in Rawalpindi around 16 years back.

Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope remained the key scorers in an England innings that finished at the stroke of tea after skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bat.

England currently lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Rawalpindi by 74 runs.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430

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