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Azhar XI takes control of first Test, Eng to start day 3 with trail of 243 runs


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Aug, 2020. 11:10 am
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Azhar XI

As Azhar XI takes control of the first test giving the host a tough time on the second day; England will continue to bat with a trail of 234 runs having six wickets in hand.

According to the details, Shan Masood scored a brilliant 156 to assist Pakistan to a strong total of 326 in the first innings of the first Test against England.

The play started with Pakistan 
139-2, the built-in large part around Babar Azam’s fluent 69.

England’s top order was put to the sword as Pakistan’s vibrant attack, the bowlers made good use of the platform to leave England 92-4 at Emirates Old Trafford.

Pakistan responded to England in terrible trouble at 12-3.

Yasir started slowly but turned one just enough to snare Root’s outside edge for 14, an ambitious cut safely pouched by Rizwan.

Pope was playing a different game to his colleagues, finding six boundaries as he settled well to the task, and his side need plenty more of the same to reclaim their footing.

Squads:

Azhar XI:

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, Sohail Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti

England:

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

Match Schedule 

Aug 05, Wed – Aug 09, Sun

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Aug 13, Thu – Aug 17, Mon

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Aug 21, Fri – Aug 25, Tue

England vs Pakistan, 3rd Test, The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Aug 28, Fri

England vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Aug 30, Sun

England vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Sep 01, Tue

England vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

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