Shaheen Afridi wanted simply 4 balls to take away England’s Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday earlier than unhealthy climate once more interrupted the second Take a look at at Southampton.
England had been 7-1 in reply to Pakistan’s first innings (236) when rain stopped play at 12:00pm native time on the fourth day.
In gloomy circumstances that, with the floodlights on, favoured Pakistan’s pacemen as they’d England’s quicks, left-arm quick bowler Afridi produced an outstanding supply that moved away from left-hander Burns, who edged to second slip Asad Shafiq.
It took England till the third over to attain their first run as Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley struggled in opposition to each Afridi and the correct Mohammad Abbas.
When the umpires known as a halt, Sibley was two not out and Crawley, recalled instead of Ben Stokes after the star all-rounder withdrew from this match to be together with his unwell father in New Zealand, 5 not out.
Rizwan hits out
Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 72 as Pakistan’s first innings lastly got here to an finish.
Pakistan resumed on 223-9 after rain had washed out the entire of Saturday’s play in a match the place unhealthy climate had additionally curtailed the primary two days.
And there was an additional delay to the scheduled begin when, regardless of having had hours to arrange for the likelihood, a member of the groundstaff needed to convey out sawdust for the bowlers’ run-ups.
Rizwan was then 60 not out — his second fifty in eight profession Exams following his 95 in opposition to Australia in Brisbane in November.
The wicketkeeper, in partnership with dogged tail-ender Abbas (two off 20 balls), had taken Pakistan previous 200 in a ninth-wicket stand after they’d come along with the vacationers struggling at 176-8.
Rizwan made his intentions clear by swinging wildly, and lacking, at James Anderson as he charged down the pitch to Sunday’s first ball of the day.
The wicketkeeper did, nevertheless, make contact when he sliced a drive off Anderson over the slips to the third man boundary.
Rizwan additionally square-cut Anderson for a well-struck 4 earlier than he was out when, aiming leg aspect off Stuart Broad, he obtained a forefront and was caught within the covers by Crawley.
Rizwan batted for 3 and three-quarter hours, going through 139 balls with seven fours.
Broad, who had already turn into the primary England bowler since off-spinner Graeme Swann 11 years in the past to take three wickets in seven consecutive Take a look at innings, led the assault with 4-56 in 27.2 overs.
Broad has taken 26 wickets in 4 Exams up to now this season at a miserly common of 12.38.
Pakistan, 1-Zero down in a three-match collection after their three-wicket defeat within the first Take a look at at Outdated Trafford final week, had been additionally indebted to Abid Ali (60) and Babar Azam (47) for painstaking innings when the circumstances had been stacked in opposition to the batsmen.
Victory on this match will see England safe their first collection win over Pakistan since 2010.