LONDON (Web Desk) England were 253 for seven in reply to Pakistan’s first innings 339, a deficit of 86 runs, at the conclusion of the second day of the first Test at Lord’s.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, in his first Test since serving a three-month drugs ban and first outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), took five for 64 to get himself on the Lord’s honours board on Friday.
Misbah-ul-Haq became the sixth-oldest century-maker of all time in Test matches with an unbeaten 110, but Chris Woakes’ four wickets swung the momentum back in England’s favour late in the day.
It was the first time any leg-spinner had taken five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord’s since his compatriot Mushtaq Ahmed.
English captain Alastair Cook made 81 and in the process surpassed India great Sunil Gavaskar as the highest run-hitting opening batsman in Test history.