ENG vs PAK 1st Test 2nd Day Highlights: Pakistan's first innings limited to 326 runs. For him Shaan Masood scored the highest 156 runs in 319 balls with the help of 18 fours and two sixes. In response, England have lost 4 wickets for 92 runs till the end of the second day's play.
| | Updated: 07 Aug 2020, 12:02:00 AM IST
Pakistan put pressure on England on Thursday, the second day of the first cricket Test, with the help of their bowlers, after scoring a good total with the help of opener Shaan Masood's century and a century partnership with Shadab Khan. Pakistan scored 326 runs in the first innings, with Masood contributing 156 runs at one end. In reply, England lost four wickets for 92 runs till the end of the second day's play and they are still 234 runs behind Pakistan.
England got a shock in the first over
England lost the wicket of Rory Burns (4) on the fourth ball of the first over, who was lbw to Shaheen Shah Afridi. Mohammad Abbas sent Dom Sibley (8) and star batsman Ben Stokes (0) cheaply to the pavilion. At the same time, captain Joe Root was caught by Yasir Shah behind the wicket, who could score only 14 runs. At the end of the second day's play, Ollie Pope was on 46 and Jose Butler was on 15.
Masood's good innings
The highlight of Pakistan's innings was Masood's batting batting. He stood at the crease for 470 minutes and faced 319 balls and scored 156 runs with the help of 18 fours and two sixes. He also formed a 105-run partnership with Shadab Khan. In the first season, however, he played very slowly. After the lunch break Masood and Khan scored 27 runs in the first five overs. After this, England took the second new ball but the Pakistani pair, especially Khan, were playing with great confidence. Both continued to rotate strikes and Pakistan's runs were fast.
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Afridi stopped Archer's hat-trick
Pakistan added 125 runs in the second season. Khan was dismissed by 45 runs. England fast bowler Joffra Archer took two wickets off two consecutive balls but Shaheen Shah Afridi did not allow his hat-trick. Masood, playing for 77 at lunch time, completed the century by scoring the next 23 runs in 26 balls. This was the first century in 24 years of any Pakistan opener in England, who made 251 balls with the help of 13 fours. His highest Test score before this was 135, which he made against Sri Lanka in Karachi in December. Apart from this, he scored 100 against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi in February.
Masood and Khan had a dangerous partnership which was broken by spinner Dom Bess. Playing a bad shot off the base ball, Masood was caught by Joe Root in midian. Archer lbw Yasir Shah (5) while Mohammad Abbas was dismissed without opening the account on the next ball. Meanwhile, Masood hit the first six of the innings and then played the same shot again. He was lbw by Broad.
This is how the first session
Earlier, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan were dismissed for just 48 runs in the first session. Babur's failure was a major setback for Pakistan, who were all out for 69 in the very first over of the day. On Anderson's ball, he catches Joe Root in the first slip. Shafiq scored seven runs and a wrong shot from Broad's full length ball and his catch was caught by Ben Stokes diving in the second slip. Rizwan scored nine runs which Vox sent behind the wicket. Broad and Archer took three wickets each.