Pak vs Eng 2nd test Day 1 called off early due to rain and bad light
Pak vs Eng 2nd test was called off early on Day 1 due to rain and bad light, Pakistan reached 126/5 at Stumps after a 78-for-1 drop to 120-for-5. Overall, James Anderson was the pick. by English bowlers, improving the first two wickets.
England took three wickets in the final session before rain stopped the game, cutting Pakistan to 126/5 on the stumps on the rain-restricted opening day of the second test in Southampton on Thursday. Pakistan’s top scorer, Abid Ali (60 runs), was the first out after the tea break, followed by Asad Shafiq and Fawad Alam in quick succession.
While Shafiq scored five runs, Fawad Alam, who was playing his first Test Match in 11 years, walked away without disturbing the scorers. Stuart Broad, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes explained the three layoffs in the final session that derailed Pakistan’s entries.
Earlier in the day, Azhar Ali won the toss and opted to hit, but Pakistan got off to a bad start losing starter Shan Masood narrowly. England’s fast bowlers threw the test line and lengths causing a lot of trouble for the visitors.
However, Abid Ali and Azhar Ali somehow managed to hold off England’s bowlers, helping Pakistan reach 65/1 at lunch. James Anderson got rid of Pakistan captain Azhar Ali after lunch, who worked hard for his 20 races