England’s Rehan Ahmed creates world record against Pakistan

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England’s Rehan Ahmed became the youngest ever bowler to take a five-wicket haul on his Test debut.

Rehan was 18 years and 126 days when he achieved this breakthrough.

This historic incident occurred on Day 3 of the Third Test between England and Pakistan.

The leg-spinner beat the record held by Pat Cummins who was 18 years, and 193 days old when he took 6/79 against South Africa back in 2011.

Rehan also became the 53rd England bowler to take a five-wicket haul on Test debut.

Interestingly, this feat was also achieved by Will Jacks earlier in the series.

Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel were putting together a fine partnership for Pakistan when Rehan turned the tide of the match with three quick wickets.

He dismissed Azam (54), Mohammad Rizwan (7), and Shakeel (53) in a six-over stretch.

Later, he cleaned up the last two scalps of Mohammad Wasim and Agha Salman to finish with a five-for on debut as Pakistan were bowled out for 216 in their second innings.

This set England a target of 167 which they accomplished completing a 3-0 sweep over Pakistan.

Earlier, electing to bat first, Pakistan had posted 304 in their first innings, with fifties by skipper Babar Azam (78) and Agha Salman (56).

Spinner Jack Leach (4/140) was the pick of the bowlers for England.

Rehan had earlier become England’s youngest Test debutant when he was handed a cap for the third Test of the series.

Earlier this year, Ahmed impressed in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup as England’s second-highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets in four matches at an average of 12.58.

We wish Rehan all the best for a great career ahead.


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