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England vs Pakistan highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1: Pakistan reach 126/5 at stumps

England vs Pakistan highlights, 2nd test, Day 1: Follow highlights of England vs Pakistan 2nd test Day 1 in Southampton.

By | Aug 13, 2020 23:06 IST

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.

Follow highlights of England vs Pakistan, 2nd test, Day 1:

22:17 hrs IST

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.

21:30 hrs IST

Play stopped

The play has been stopped once again due to rain. Pakistan are 126/5 at the moment.

21:18 hrs IST


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

21:09 hrs IST


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

20:50 hrs IST


Sam Curran gets rid of Abid Ali, who nicked one to Rory Burns at second slip. Fantastic stuff. Pakistan 102/3

20:45 hrs IST

100 for Pakistan

Two boundaries from Babar Azam, and Pakistan have reached the 100-run mark. Babar Azam looking really solid here.

20:30 hrs IST

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

20:22 hrs IST

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.

18:51 hrs IST

Rain stops play

Heavy showers in Southampton, and the play has been halted once again. Covers are on and the players are walking off.

18:36 hrs IST


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.

18:11 hrs IST

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.

17:19 hrs IST

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.

17:16 hrs IST

Testing times

Abid Ali and Azhar Ali are living dangerously. James Anderson and Stuart Broad have gone past their bat on numerous occasions.

16:58 hrs IST

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.

16:42 hrs IST

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.

16:30 hrs IST


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.

16:16 hrs IST

Change in bowling attack

Sam Curran has replaced James Anderson into the attack. The left-armer will be eager to make a mark here.

16:10 hrs IST

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.

16:00 hrs IST

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/

15:41 hrs IST


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

15:40 hrs IST

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.

15:30 hrs IST

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!

15:05 hrs IST

Pakistan win toss

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali has won the toss and elected to bat first. Fawad Alam to play in second Test.

14: 58 hrs IST

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.

14:54 hrs IST

England will miss Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes will miss the last two tests of the series for some family reasons.

14:48 hrs IST

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.

14:42 hrs IST

Pitch update

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.

14:35 hrs IST

Weather update

There is a thunderstorm expected in England but Southampton might stay clear atleast on Thursday.

14:30 hrs IST

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.

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