England vs Pakistan highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1: Pakistan reach 126/5 at stumps
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England vs Pakistan highlights, 2nd test, Day 1: STUMPS! Play has been called off on Day 1 due to rain and bad light. Pakistan reach 126/5 at stumps. Fawad Alam returns to Test cricket after over 10 years, but his stay ended for only three balls. He gets trapped from a beamer from Chris Woakes. Joe Root took a good review and Fawad Alam had to return for a duck. Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
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Play called off on Day 1
STUMPS! Play has been called off on Day 1 due to rain and bad light. Pakistan reach 126/5 at stumps.
The play has been stopped once again due to rain. Pakistan are 126/5 at the moment.
Chris Woakes gets rid of Fawad Alam for a duck. Fawad was trapped on the pads, the umpire was not interested. Joe Root asks for a review and it showed three reds. Pakistan are 120/5
Asad Shafiq gets a fuller one from Stuart Broad, and he has just edged it to third slip. No mistake from Dom Sibley this time. Pakistan 117/4
Sam Curran gets rid of Abid Ali, who nicked one to Rory Burns at second slip. Fantastic stuff. Pakistan 102/3
100 for Pakistan
Two boundaries from Babar Azam, and Pakistan have reached the 100-run mark. Babar Azam looking really solid here.
Play resumes and Abid Ali reaches 50
Play has resumed after the heavy downpour and Abid Ali gets to his fifty with a streaky edge that runs down through the slips
Tea taken, umpires to inspect outfield
Pakistan are 85/2 as tea is taken at Southampton. Umpires will inspect the pitch soon. The outfield is wet but action might begin soon.
Rain stops play
Heavy showers in Southampton, and the play has been halted once again. Covers are on and the players are walking off.
Finally, James Anderson gets an edge off Azhar Ali, and this time there was no mistake from Rory Burns at second slip. Huge wicket. Azhar departs for 20, Pakistan 78/2.
Back after rain
Pakistan’s Azhar Ali and Abid Ali return to the middle as the play resumes after Lunch. Anderson and Broad into the attack for England.
Rains stops pay
Rain arrives and the umpires have decided to go off. We are only 10 minutes away from lunch. It does look like the umpires will call for an early lunch but we will wait for official confirmation. Pakistan are 62 for 1.
Abid Ali and Azhar Ali are living dangerously. James Anderson and Stuart Broad have gone past their bat on numerous occasions.
50 up for Pakistan
Abid Ali and Azhar Ali have taken Pakistan to 50-run mark. This is a good partnership between the two batsmen.
Woakes brings in four slips
Four slips to Chris Woakes as skipper Azhar Ali continues to defend everything that comes his way. Azhar looks well settled now.
Good bounce rrom Woakes, gets a thick edge off Abid Ali’s bat, and it has been put down by Rory Burns in the 2nd slips. Poor from England.
Change in bowling attack
Sam Curran has replaced James Anderson into the attack. The left-armer will be eager to make a mark here.
Good start from England
How good have Stuart Broad and James Anderson have been this morning. The duo have given little to no space to Pakistan openers to get comfortable. Good start from England.
Azhar Ali needs to do more
As a captain, Azhar Ali needs to do more today. He needs to lead the team from the front and get them to a heavy total here in Southampton in the first innings/
LBW appeal against Shan Masood and the finger goes up. Shan Masood is not waiting and he is walking. That looks plumb. James Anderson gets the first one. PAK 6/1
Changes in team
Two changes for England from their winning-team from Manchester - Jofra Archer rested and Sam Curran returns. Ben Stokes has been replaced by Zak Crawley. One change for Pakistan - Fawad Alam is in for Shadab Khan.
Shan Masood, Abid Ali out to bat
Shan Masood, Abid Ali out to bat. James Anderson starts with the new ball for England. HERE WE GO!
Pakistan win toss
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has won the toss and elected to bat first. Fawad Alam to play in second Test.
Hafeez to self-isolate
Mohammad Hafeez has been asked to self-isolate himself as he breached the bio-bubble protocol on Wednesday. Hafeez was clicked with a woman without keeping two-meter distance.
England will miss Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes will miss the last two tests of the series for some family reasons.
Will Anderson break record
James Anderson is on the verge of completing a huge milestone. Anderson is 10 wickets away from becoming the only fast bowler in history to claim 600 Test wickets, and overall, only the fourth to the landmark.
It is hot and humid in Southampton. But there is a little bit of greenery on the pitch, something that will bring a smile on a pacer’s face.
There is a thunderstorm expected in England but Southampton might stay clear atleast on Thursday.
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 1 of England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match at Rose Bowl in Southampton.