MANCHESTER: England have been struggling at 92-Four towards Pakistan after Shan Masood scored a 3rd century in as many innings and seamer Mohammad Abbas triggered mayhem on the high of the English order with two wickets on the shut of day two of the primary Check at Previous Trafford on Thursday.
England nonetheless trailed by 234 runs after Pakistan posted a aggressive first-innings complete of 326, a complete boosted by an outstanding career-best 156 from opener Shan.
A lot will probably rely on the present partnership on the wicket as Ollie Pope (46 not out) and Jos Buttler (15 not out) should engineer a rebuilding job because the final recognised batsmen.
With Chris Woakes set to return in at quantity seven, it’s a lengthy tail for the hosts and early Pakistan wickets on the third morning may see them end properly behind the vacationers’ complete.
Captain Joe Root (14) was subdued before edging leg-spinner Yasir Shah to wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan.
Printed in Daybreak, August seventh, 2020