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Pak vs Eng 2nd Test: England pacers rip apart Pakistan, in total control

Published Jul 25, 2016, 1:16 am IST
Updated Jul 25, 2016, 1:26 am IST
James Anderson celebrates the fall of a Pakistani wicket on Saturday. (Photo: AP)
 James Anderson celebrates the fall of a Pakistani wicket on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

Manchester: England took a firm grip on the second Test with a massive first innings lead of 391 runs after Pakistan was bowled out for 198 on Sunday.

Captain Alastair Cook didn't force the follow-on and England extended their lead to 402 before rain suspended play for the second time on the third day. England took early tea at 11-0.

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq fought a lone battle and top-scored with 52 as Pakistan batting crumbled against a four-man seam attack, led by Chris Woakes' 4-67.

Resuming at 57-4, Pakistan limped to 119-8 by lunch which was extended after rain suspended play for an hour. Misbah frustrated England by contributing 60 runs to a ninth-wicket stand with Wahab Riaz (39) before off-spinner Moeen Ali wrapped up the innings by dismissing both batsmen.

Earlier, England's fast bowlers exploited overcast conditions as Pakistan limped to 119/8 at lunch. Captain Misbah stood strong as wickets fell around him in an extended first session with Root grabbing three catches.



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