England vs Pakistan 1st Test Day-2


England end day’s play at 253/7, trail Pakistan by 86 runs. (Cook 81, Shah 5/64)

WICKET! No.5 for Shah as he has Ali out LBW for 23. England 232/7

# England cross the 200-run mark but they need a special effort to avoid conceding lead

WICKET! Bairstow goes for a cut with little room for comfort. Yasir has another one! England are 193/6

# WICKET! Amir finally gets his man as he cleans up Cook for 81. England 173/5. Cook, on the drive, inside-edged the delivery back on to his stumps

TEA! Leg-spinner rocks the hosts with three wickets to spin Pakistan into control on Day 2 of the first Test at Lord’s. Cook remains unbeaten on 75. England 153/4

WICKET! Shah tosses one up, it comes back into Ballance and umpire raises the finger. Eng 147/4

# WICKET! Shah with another one as he now traps Vince in front for his second. England 139/3

# WICKET! Root miscues the slog off Shah, Hafeez takes the skier. England 118/2

FIFTY for Captain Cook. His good run with the bat continues

# 100 up for England. Cook and Root are consolidating on the start now

# Back out after lunch. Wahab Riaz has the ball. Six runs from the first over after lunch.

LUNCH! England go to lunch at 64/1 with Joe Root on 23 and Alastair Cook on 35. Alex Hales the only wicket for Pakistan in the first session.

# DROP! Cook edges it and it is dropped at first slip by Hafeez. That was an easy take and almost first for Amir

# GONE! Rahat sends Hales back. Hales nicks it to third slip and Azhar Ali holds on to send the opener back for just six. England are 8/1

# England are in the middle with Cook and Hales.

# ALL OUT! Pakistan are all out for 339 with Mohammad Amir the final wicket. The leftie with an outside edge to Stuart Broad with Joe Root taking the catch at third slip.

BOWLED! Misbah late to react to a straightener by Broad and is clean bowled! Goes back for 114. Pakistan are 316/9. He’s disappointed with the shot and maybe he should be. Was neither a defensive stroke or an attacking one. 

# Mohammad Amir in the middle now. No real drama as he comes on the middle.

# BOWLED! Woakes adds another with a full inswinger and Wahab is clean bowled. Goes for nought. Pakistan 310/8. Two in three balls for Woakes and he’s got six wickets now

# GONE! Woakes picks up his fifth as Sarfraz cuts it straight to Vince. Sarfraz goes for 25 and Pakistan are 310/7

# Sarfraz slashes one for a four and brings up Pakistan’s 300.

SO CLOSE! Woakes goes very close with Misbah misjudging one.

# Stuart Broad gets the ball on day 2. Misbah and Sarfraz Ahmed in the middle