Headley's spell puts England in control

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Pakistan A 137 and 115-5 England A 327

Dean Headley continued his fine tour form yesterday and spearheaded England A's drive towards a first "Test" victory in Multan.

With Pakistan A still 75 runs adrift, Headley, grandson of the West Indies batsman George and son of another Test player in former Worcestershire opener Ron, took 3 for 25 from 20 overs. His effort means that a 1-0 lead in the three-match series should be wrapped up today.

The Pakistani batting, with the exception of their captain Asif Mujtaba (36 no out), was disappointing.

(Third day of five; Pakistan won toss)

PAKISTAN A - First Innings 137 (Shadid Anwar 50; I D K Salisbury 6-39).

ENGLAND A - First Innings

(Overnight: 285 for 6)

K J Piper c Shadab b Mohammad 46

I D K Salisbury b Mohammad 8

R D Stemp b Kabir 1

D W Headley b Mohammad 13

E S H Giddins not out 0

Extras (b2, lb6, nb14) 22

Total (114.2 overs) 327

Fall (cont): 7-291, 8-292, 9-324.

Bowling: Kabir Khan 23-7-72-2; Mohammad Zahid 22.2-1-67-4; Naveed Rana 15-6-48-1; Nadeem Khan 18-3-59-0; Akram Raza 24-6-51-1; Asif Mujataba 12-3-22-2.

PAKISTAN A - Second Innings

Mohammad Ramzan c Piper b Headley 12

Shadid Anwar lbw b Stemp 30

Shadab Kabir lbw b Headley 1

*Asif Mujataba not out 36

Saeed Azad b Headley 10

Naveed Rana c Piper b Stemp 3

Akram Raza not out 15

Extras (b2, lb4, nb2) 8

Total (for 5, 62.2 overs) 115

Fall: 1-18, 2-26, 3-64, 4-82, 5-98.

To bat: Wasim Yousif, Nadeem Khan, Kabir Khan, Mohammad Zahid.

Bowling: Headley 20-10-25-3; Giddins 10-3-15-0; Salisbury 7.2-0-17-0; Stemp 20-6-45-2; Irani 5-2-7-0.

Umpires: Shakeel Khan and Mian Mohammad Asman.