England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Pakistan scored 139/2 on Day 1 in the 1st Test vs England in Manchester, with Babar Azam (69*) and Shan Masood (46*) having put on an unbeaten 96-run partnership. After rain stopped play for three hours, extra time was added at the end of the day, with the Pakistan innings resuming from 121/2. Because of low light, England were allowed to only bowl spinners after the restart. The umpires stopped play for the day with the score at 139/2 because of bad light.
The visitors reached the Lunch break at 53/2, with Masood and Azam at the crease. Azam made a confident start to the second session, as Pakistan crossed the 100-run mark within the first hour of the session. When rain stopped play, Azam had reached his 14th Test 50 and added a 78-run stand with Masood. Masood received a couple of repreives from wicketkeeper Jos Buttler but stuck around to play the sheet anchor.