As rookie mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed concluded with a record-scripting 7/114 in the second Test against England in Multan on Friday, Pakistan was beaming. The last three were chosen by Zahid Mahmood as England was defeated by 281 for 10. While the first day in Multan was a nightmare for umpire Aleem Dar since three of his judgments were reversed, it was a great day for Pakistan and particularly for Abrar.

Ben Duckett attempted a reverse sweep off a ball from Abrar in the 19th over of the innings. However, the bat impacted the ground, which caused a spike in the UltraEdge when it was close to the gloves. After seeing the side-on video, the umpire was so sure of himself that he requested the third umpire to double-check. The verdict was ultimately reversed. Duckett made it through, but Aleem seemed dissatisfied.

Aleem had to change his mind once again on the last ball of the same over, which this time resulted in Duckett’s exit. When Duckett tried for the sweep as the ball touched his pads, the pitch was in line, and he failed to meet the bat. Aleem dismissed the protest. Babar Azam gave it some thought before requesting a review, which revealed three reds.

Abrar once again delivered the ball when Pakistan managed to have another of Aleem’s decisions reversed a few overs later. A superb leg-break delivery hit Joe Root’s back pad after drifting in and landing in line with the leg stump. Aleem didn’t point, but Pakistan chose to review, which once again revealed three reds.

Here are some comments made on Aleem Dar’s Day 1 umpiring on Twitter.

Speaking of the game, Pakistan lost two wickets at the end of Day 1 to finish at 107 for 2, with captain Babar Azam unbeaten on 61 and Saud Shakeel on 32, behind by 174 runs after England was dismissed for 281. Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s opener, was removed from the game by fast bowler James Anderson without scoring, while spinner Jack Leach removed Abdullah Shafique for 14.