19 Aug 2010

Pakistani takes 5 wickets on debut

7:57 am on 19 August 2010

Left arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz took five wickets on debut as Pakistan ended the first day of the third cricket Test against England in a sound position at The Oval.

Pakistan are 48 for 1 in reply to England's first innings of 233, a deficit of 185 runs, with the recalled Yasir Hameed, playing his first Test in three years, 36 not out.

After England won the toss and decided to bat first, 25-year-old Riaz, in for the injured Umar Gul, took 5 for 63 in 18 overs as Pakistan looked to battle back from 2-nil down in this four-match series.

Riaz is the first Pakistan bowler to take five or more wickets in an innings on Test debut since Yasir Arafat took 5 for 161 against India in Bangalore in 2007/08.