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Live cricket score: England vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 Manchester

by  Cricbuzz Staff  •  Last updated on 2020-08-07 03:02:00
Hello and welcome to our live blog for the second days play in Manchester Please refresh for new updatesStumps Day 2Quite the fast bowling theatre that was But all Pakistans bowlers did was build on the platform Shan Masood and his majestic 156 provided them with earlier in the day Thanks to the lefthanders fourth Test hundred Pakistan stacked up 326 on the board a handy firstinnings total after Azhar Ali decided to bat first and fielded two legspinners on a hard dry pitch And seeing how Yasir Shah spun the ball it could well be a tough fourth innings to get past for England For now Ollie Pope has held fort with his 46 not out and will be key going into the third day! Join us backFifty run stand and Root goes!Bit of a repair work from the batsmen helped by a couple of expensive overs from Yasir Shah But the legspinner gets Root cutting at a ball too close Good catch from Rizwan and England are 624STOKES IS BOWLEDIll happily go home with this delivery Worth mentioning that Stokes was standing a yard outside his crease so Abbas had to do something special here And he does getting this ball to seam away just a little bit (imagine Sunil Gavaskar saying this on commentary yep that close) and trimmed the top of offstump Beautiful Stokes is stunned Pakistan ecstatic England 163Sibley falls nowOh Pakistan are all over England right now Abbas now decks one back in and traps Dom Sibley bang in front He shouldnt have taken that review that was plumb England 122And Pakistan have an early wicketAfridi gets one skidding into Rory Burns whos caught in his crease and pinned in front Excellent review from Pakistan: three reds! There was a bit of a doubt about two sounds but that was ball hitting both the pads England 41Pakistan finish with 326Broad gets the final wicket with Naseem Shah gloving it behind and calling for a review in vain Its a total that Pakistan would take having opted to bat first And thered be encouraging signs for the bowlers with the pitch already showing signs of weatheringMasood falls for 156Stuart Broad ends the marathon stay with a cutter from round the wicket to catch him LBW The review doesnt help him and that brings to end a fantastic knock from the openerTea Day 2When two spinners opened the afternoon session for England possibly to count down to the second new ball although even that made little sense with four fast bowlers in the side little did Joe Root know that the move could backfire And howShan Masood (151*) and Shadab Khan (45) settled into a 105run stand that would wrest back all the momentum England had built in the morning session And unlike yesterday afternoon when England trailed on the back of some poor bowling this session totally belonged to Pakistan and their innovative batting delivering them to 3128 at Tea on Day 2 a href=cricketnews113717masoodtonspearheadspakistanfightbackFull report here150* for Shan MasoodThats it Thats the updateWickets for Jofra ArcherWhere was he all this time Gets an 18over old ball and hes making it talk Gets Yasir Shah and Mohammad Abbas off consecutive balls but guess what Masood swings a couple of sixes and gets Pakistan past 300Finally a wicket for England!And its of Shadab who eventually lost his patience and miscued Dom Bess to midon But he scored a crucial 45 off 76 balls and helped put on 105 runs with Masood for the sixth wicket a partnership thats brought Pakistan right back into this Test match after an indifferent first session Pakistan 2816Hundred for Shan Masood!His third successive hundred too! What a wonderful innings this has been Only the fifth overseas opener since 2015 to hit a hundred in England Hes batted time and now is running some very aggressive singles all that since Shadab Khan has come out to bat and made up for some lethargic lack of runscoring in the morning session But all thats forgiven nowThe momentum too is now in Pakistans favour Dramatically so Another postlunch blooper from England thisWelcome to postlunch sessionAnd England have started with two spinners in Root and Bess And are conceding runs Not just boundaries off long hops but also quick quick singles Pakistan clearly trying to compensate for the abysmal runrate in the morning session and Shadab is helping them with his sweeps here Itll all get interesting again with the second new ball Hold your breathLunch Day 2The sixth ball of the second morning and the last of James Andersons opening over was a full and wide sucker ball Babar Azam unbeaten overnight on 69 and lavishly praised by everyone from Nasser Hussain to Michael Vaughan yesterday took the bait and was caught at second slip And that was what set the tone for Pakistan in this morning session which turned out to be more about survival than runmaking A scoring rate of 184 should tell you the storyThe only good and constant for Pakistan in this session was Shan Masood who added four runs to his overnight tally to raise his 7th Test fifty He had a close shave against Broad early on who rapped his pads from round the wicket only for an inside edge to come to his rescue and uphold the onfield decision Hes still there and will be key for Pakistan who wanted to bat first here a href=cricketnews113716englandbouncebackstronglyinopeningsessionFull reportRizwan survivesOh that looked plumb Broad hitting the back leg there Given out on the field too (I mean who can turn down a celebrappeal!) but the third umpire spots a tiny inside edge So Rizwan reviews and Rizwan staysAnother wicket Shafiqs gone nowIf Anderson can do it so can Broad He has gotten Shafiq to poke at one outside off and edge to second slip Ben Stokes doesnt drop many there Perfect bowling conditions and England (read: Anderson and Broad) making hay out of it Pakistan 1504Fifty for Masood7th Test fifty and hes looked good and gritty Had a little scare today with an lbw review against Broad that was sent upstairs but an inside edge saved him Else it was three reds beyond that point England look in a different rhythm this morning All down to Shafiq and Masood to ensure it doesnt lead to a host of wicketsBabar goes earlyOh no no no Hes driven one against James Anderson early and edged it to Joe Root at first slip Enough movement there and all Babar had to do was wait a bit He doesnt Jimmy Anderson bowling from the Statham end and without his facial hair today is happy Pakistan 1393Build upOnly 49 overs could be bowled on a href=cricketnews113708babarazamshanmasoodsolidifypakistancricketsstrongpositionenglandcricketDay 1 but they proved enough to establish how Pakistan are going to present a stiffer challenge with the bat than the West Indies Babar Azam having started scratchily was soon at his fluent best cutting and pulling and driving like a dream and had Shan Masoods a href=cricketnews113709masoodhappywithpakistansprogressonrainhitdayovermydeadbody assurance to go at the other endHow are England going to get back into this Their coach Chris Silverwood has thrown a href=cricketnews113710silverwoodgivesenglandsbowlersachallengeafteranoffcolouropeningdaythis very challenge to Joe Root and CoThe weather is set to be fair for cricket today Cricket begins in 3 2 1