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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: 10 overs possible before day abandoned

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: A total of 10.2 overs were possible on Day 4 in the 2nd Test in Southampton before rain took over again, forcing the day to be brought to an early end.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 16, 2020 8:50:06 pm
ENG v PAK Day 4England vs Pakistan Test 2 Day 4 in Southampton (Source: AP)

England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: A total of 10.2 overs were possible on Day 4 in the 2nd Test in Southampton before rain took over again, forcing the day to be brought to an early end. Pakistan were bowled out for 236. England were 7/1 when rains came on Sunday.

England lead the three-match series 1-0. With chances of a result growing very dim with every abandoned day, it seems the third Test will only be an opportunity for the visitors to draw the series level.

Pakistan in England, 3 Test Series, 2020The Rose Bowl, Southampton 21 October 2020

England 110/4 (43.1)

vs

Pakistan 236 (91.2)

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

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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights:

20:46 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Stumps on Day 4

We have been put out of our misery earlier than usual today. Stumps have been called. The rain had stopped but the groundsmen would have required more than three hours to mop up after the deluge and so the day has been brought to an early end, is the report from the middle. Day 4 ends, with England 229 runs behind Pakistan's first innings score and 1 wicket down.

19:36 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Buckets of rain

The players have returned to their hotels with rain bucketing down in Southampton, say local reports. The ICC Anti-Corruption manager has agreed with both team managers that teams can return to their hotels during team delays to deal with room capacities and social distancing norms. Not bright signs for play to resume. Day 4 looks likely to be largely consumed by rain.

18:55 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Grim update

The rain has gotten heavier, say reports from the ground. The heaviest rain we have seen in this Test. Well, does not look like a result will be possible in this Test after all. The second session is being eaten into now, and given the state of the weather, we look likely to lose the whole of the afternoon session.

17:59 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Second session

Only 10.2 overs were bowled on Day 4 before the players went off for rain. The second session is scheduled to begin in another 10 minutes but will the playing conditions recover enough for play to resume?

17:26 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Long delay

So, we have our first long delay on Day 4. Close to one hour being washed out now. And the rain pelting down is now heavy, according to reports. Lunch is scheduled to be taken in 5 minutes. So we are guaranteed to not have any cricket for at least another 45 minutes. The good news though is that the weather is predicted to clear up later today. So we should have some action - but later rather than sooner.

16:54 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Weather update

A spell of rain has settled in in Southampton. The bad light vs rain batlle has replaced the England vs Pakistan battle again.

16:33 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Stoppage

Another stoppage. This time rain the culprit again. Not bad light. A slight sprinkle and the players go off. Covers come in. England go into the pavilion with 7/1 scored in 5 overs. Exactly one hour of play has been possible on Day 4 so far.

16:25 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Some runs

England finally manage to get some runs. But it is still pressure time from Abbas and Shaheen. ENG 5/1 after 4

16:10 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Wicket in 1st over

England 0/1. Catch in the slips. Burns is out. Shaheen Afridi strikes in the 1st over

16:07 (IST)16 Aug 2020
England innings begins

Shaheen Afridi begins proceedings for Pakistan as England begin their second innings. Four-men slip cordon in place.

15:56 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Pakistan all out for 236

Mohammad Rizwan is caught after a miscued shot goes up in the air and Crawley takes a simple catch. Rizwan's innings ends for 72. Pakistan get 236. England batsmen to come out soon to begin their first innings. Pakistan's innings lasting 20 minutes on Day 4. The visitors added 13 runs from 5.2 overs today.

15:53 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Rizwan on top

England close in on Rizwan and manage to stop a single off the last ball. They get Naseem Shah on strike for one whole Broad over. And the No 11 survives. Rizwan going up to have a word with him after every ball. Anderson is smashed for a four by RIzwan, who moves into his 70s. RIzwan then gets off the strike off the fifth ball. PAK 236/9 after 91

15:44 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Rizwan hits a four

Again, Rizwan shields Naseem Shah for almost the whole over, steals a run off the fifth ball and keeps strike for the next over. Taking a few blows to the body when need be but Rizwan has proven to be a wall for England's bowlers. Thick edge for a couple of runs to fine leg. A lofted shot for fours from RIzwan later in the over. PAK 231/9 after 89

15:30 (IST)16 Aug 2020
First run of Day 4

Mohammad Rizwan against England! Here we go for Day 4 in the 2nd Test. Anderson bowls. Rizwan steals a single off the fifth ball of the over to retain strike. We are off in Southampton. Broad comes in for the next over with three slips in place.

15:21 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Welcome to cricket

Clear skies with puffy clouds in Southampton, according to reports from the ground. The players are also out practising on the outfield. 10 minutes to what should be the start of Day 4 and some actual cricket. Pakistan, over three days, have only been able to bat 86 overs, with Rizwan's resilient 60* taking them to a respectable score.

14:52 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Fingers crossed!

Finally some good news coming from England, as per latest reports the rain has stopped and the action on Day 4 is likely to start on time.

14:14 (IST)16 Aug 2020
Weather update

Weather once again not looking too promising for Southampton, rain predicted from early afternoon. The weather, which was looking better...now looks considerably worse.

13:51 (IST)16 Aug 2020
ENG v PAK Day 4

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd Test between England and Pakistan. With two days left for the match to finish, it looks like we are headed towards a draw. Day 3 was completely washed out and Sunday does not look to be a great day either. Stay tuned for live score and updates of the match here.