DUBAI (Web Desk) – 2nd Test match of three match series between Pakistan and England has been entered into decisive phase as Pakistan has the upper hand in the match and it’s a golden chance for Pakistan to get lead in the series.
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According to details, 3rd day was proved disastrous for the visitors as England lost all of their remaining 7 wickets for just 60 runs in mere time period of 2 hours.
England innings was finished due to the pace-spin combo of Pakistan at 242 runs. That collapse meant England realistically needed to bowl out Pakistan cheaply to stand any chance of achieving a remarkable comeback and Alastair Cook’s men got off to the best possible start after lunch.
Opener Shan Masood (one) had been fortunate as a diving Jos Buttler spilled his nick off Stuart Broad, but England’s wicketkeeper made amends, snaffling another Masood edge off James Anderson the following over.
Pakistan were one for one and number three Shoaib Malik (seven) lasted little longer, driving a full Mark Wood ball onto his stumps which reduced Pakistan to 16 for two.
Captain Cook rotated his attack, using seven bowlers for scant reward until Mohammad Hafeez (51) lazily edged Wood to Joe Root at slips.
The hosts then made it to tea with Younus Khan unbeaten on 30 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq three not out.