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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Highlights: PAK end rain-affected Day 1 at 126/5

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: A spell of quick wickets for England meant that the home side ended Day 1 with an advantage, with Mohammad Rizwan (4*) having just joined Babar Azam (25*).

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 14, 2020 1:41:25 pm
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England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights: Pakistan ended the first day of the 2nd Test vs England in Southampton at the a score of 126/5, having slumped from 78/1.

The visitors enjoyed a good spell of luck in the first session after the loss of Shan Masood to reach 62/1 against England at lunch on the first day of the second Test. Opting to bat first in testing conditions at the Rose Bowl, the visitors faced an early setback when Anderson trapped Masood lbw off the 14th ball of the innings to leave Pakistan on 6/1. Azhar Ali (20) and Abid Ali (60) built a partnership to help them recover. A spell of quick wickets for England meant that the home side ended Day 1 with an advantage, with Mohammad Rizwan (4*) having just joined Babar Azam (25*).

Pakistan in England, 3 Test Series, 2020The Rose Bowl, Southampton 29 September 2020

England 110/4 dec (43.1)


Pakistan 236 (91.2)

Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test ) England drew with Pakistan

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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Highlights:

23:02 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Day 1 called off - PAK 126/5

The umpires walk out to the middle, have a chat, and decide no more play will be possible on Day 1. Respite for Pakistan, who slumped from 78 for 1 to 120 for 5, Rizwan having just Babar Azam when rain decided to have the last laugh for the day. The players will have a wary eye on the forecast for the next couple of days too, with rain expected on both days.

22:12 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Covers are back on

No glimmer of sunlight (or hope) in Southampton today, it seems. The rain is back and with it come back the covers. Some flashes of lighting seen in the dark skies. We are possibly entering calling-off-day territorry. Pakistan, rocked by some late wickets in the day, are 126/5, with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan batting.

21:51 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Rain stops

The rain has stopped but have to wait on word for more clarity on whether more play will be possible today. The skies remain dark. England will be raring to go out to have one last crack on Day 1.

21:33 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Rain stops play

Oh oh! Rain is back to torment the opening day. The groundsmen have brought the covers on. The hosts wouldn't be happy, they were in a flow of wickets. Relief for Pakistan though. It is not heavy rain yet, so fingers crossed.

21:26 (IST)13 Aug 2020

What a missed opportunity, what a disappointment for the fans. Fawad Alam failed to score runs in his comeback test match. He departed without troubling the scorers. It was initially given not out, but was reversed after a successful review. Mohammad Rizwan walks in. PAK look in trouble at 120/5.

21:17 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Fawad Alam walks in

The moment of the decade is here for Faward Alam, who walks in Pakistan whites after 11 long years. The stylish left-handed batsman becomes the 25th such cricketer to make another Test appearance after waiting for at least 10 years. He is also the second Pakistan player to do so after Younis Ahmed, who played 17 years after his previous Test in 1987. (Read about Fawad)

21:15 (IST)13 Aug 2020

Pakistan lose another man. Broad gets his first wicket as Asad Shafiq threw his wicket away cheaply during the second innings, departs for 5. PAK are 117/4.

20:52 (IST)13 Aug 2020

Abid Ali departs soon after half-century. Abid Ali's knock comes to an end as he edges a Sam Curran delivery to Rory Burns at second slip. He departs on 60. Asad Shafiq is the new man in! PAK are 102/3.

20:48 (IST)13 Aug 2020
100 up for PAK

FOUR! Abid Ali slams a four, he flicks Sam Curran behind square leg to bring up 100 for Pakistan

20:41 (IST)13 Aug 2020

Abid Ali brings up his third Test 50 after play resumes in Southampton after a long break. He utilises the most after being dropped twice on opening day of the 2nd Test. On both previous occasions he has got to fifty, he has gone on to make a ton, can he make it three from three?

20:31 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Play update

We have good news! Lighting has improved, inspection has been done and the play is set to resume at 8.30pm IST (1600 BST). There will be two drinks breaks at 9.30 and 10.30 pm IST. Scheduled close of play is 11.30pm IST with 30 minutes to make up for the lost time which means they can play until 12.

20:12 (IST)13 Aug 2020

Tea is being taken and the next inspection is scheduled to take place at 8.15pm IST (1545 local). Even though there is no rain, it has gotten very dark at Agnes Bowl. 

19:42 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Weather update

Well the good news is that it has stopped raining. The groundsmen have begun the mop up operation. There will be an inspection at 7.45 pm IST (3.15pm local)

18:56 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Rain stops play

Rain stops play after Pakistan two men down. Abid Ali will have to wait some more for his half-century. Pakistan are 85-2. Abid Ali is on 49.

18:41 (IST)13 Aug 2020

England get a breakthrough as Anderson strikes again after lunch. Pakistan captain Azhar Ali departs for 20. Excellent bowling to find the edge of Azhar Ali's bat and Rory Burns holds on to the catch at second slip. Babar Azam comes to the crease. Pakistan are 78/2

18:13 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Covers off, play resumes

Cricketers make their way back to the pitch after rain subsides and the covers come off. Abid and Azhar steadying the ship. 

17:24 (IST)13 Aug 2020

A session of missed opportunities for England - two dropped catches allow Pakistan to reach 62-1 before rain causes early lunch. PAK- 62/1 after 23.4 overs | Abid Ali is not out on 33 and giving him company is Azhar Ali on 20. Scroll down for all the highlights.

17:05 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Floodlights are on

It's all gone dark and cloudy at Southampton and probably the perfect time for James Anderson to come back into the attack. For Pakistan, the 50 has come up and it's time to capitalize good starts for Azhar and Abid -- they need to make it big. The 50-run partnership between the two has also come up. PAK- 56/1 after 21 overs

16:55 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Abid Ali cops a blow

Once again it was the nip-backer frim Woakes which came in sharply and Ali is beaten and the ball hits on the box. He is in pain and the phyio comes in. Some words of comfort... "I don't think any medicine can work here," says Wasim Akram on commentary! PAK- 45/1 after 18 overs


16:37 (IST)13 Aug 2020
Dropped by Sibley

Woakes gets an edge off Abid Ali but Sibley lets it go. England have been shambolic in the slips! So both the batsmen at the crease have now been dropped by England. Will it prove too costly? Lets think while the players take drinks! PAK- 41/1 after 14 overs

PAK ENG England vs Pakistan 2nd Test is being played at Southampton.


Pakistan Squad: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali(c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sohail Khan

England Squad: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Zak Crawley