PAK v ENG 2022: WATCH- Rehan Ahmed’s father Naeem sheds tears as his son takes fifer in England’s Karachi Test win

Rehan Ahmed became the youngest to take a five-wicket haul in Tests cricket on debut.

Rehan Ahmed with his father Naeem | Getty

Rehan Ahmed contributed a lot to England’s historic victory in the third and final Test match against Pakistan in Karachi as he picked up 5/48 in the second innings and created a milestone himself.

Rehan at 18 years and 128 days, became the youngest debutant in Test history to pick up a five-wicket haul. He broke the record of Australian Pat Cummins who was 18 years and 193 days who took a fifer against South Africa on his Test debut in 2011.

Rehan’s father, Naeem Ahmed, who was present at the National Stadium in Karachi, burst into tears of joy while his son achieved the milestone on his Test debut. Rehan showed his father the ball after completing his fifer and his father responded in elation as well.

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England completed a comprehensive 8-wicket win in the third and final Test in Karachi completing the victory on day four after resuming on 112/2. Ben Duckett made 82* and Zak Crawley made 51 runs, while Ben Stokes made 35*.

With this 3-0 series victory, England became the first team ever to whitewash Pakistan in their own home in 75 years of their cricket as an independent nation.

Rehan Ahmed writes his name on the Karachi stadium honors board after his record fifer | GettyMeanwhile, Rehan Ahmed, who was also the youngest debutant for England breaking the record of Brian Close, was elated with his performance.

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It was probably the best day of my life again. To get a five-for on debut is a dream come true. I have bowled better balls and not got wickets. To get Babar Azam out is a dream come true. He is a very good player.

I liked the Rizwan wicket because I have been working hard on my leg-spin for the last two months with bowling coach Jeetan Patel. To get one to spin a little bit was great,” Rehan Ahmed told BBC.

Pakistan will next face New Zealand in a three-Test series at home, while England will next tour South Africa for three ODIs.


By Jatin Sharma - 20 Dec, 2022

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