Pakistan patiently complicated to 350 for 8 towards a toothless England assault to take regulate of the primary check on the second one day at Lord’s on Friday.Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan made half-centuries in a forged batting show which left the traveling aspect 166 runs forward and in a robust place to move 1-Zero up within the two-match collection.
England, bowled out for 184, toiled on every other overcast day on the house of cricket, losing a number of catches in a sloppy efficiency which did little to raise morale following their heavy Ashes defeat and collection misplaced in New Zealand.
Resuming on 50 for one, Azhar and Haris Sohail have been untroubled by means of the England seam assault within the first hour and Azhar performed one superb quilt force for 4 off Mark Wooden because the pair took the whole to 87.
Wooden made the leap forward when Sohail edged an outswinger to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow to leave for 39.
England captain Joe Root circled his rapid bowlers to be able to unsettle the batsmen earlier than turning to off-spinner Dom Bess in his first check.
Azhar nudged the 20-year-old for a unmarried to deliver up a half-century that integrated six fours, however the compact right-hand batsman failed so as to add to his tally, falling lbw to a full-length supply from James Anderson.
Shafiq and Azam took Pakistan to 136 for 3 at lunch and the pair persisted to assemble runs conveniently within the afternoon consultation.
Shafiq chopped Wooden top over the slips to achieve his half-century and moved directly to 59 earlier than he was once shocked by means of a brief ball from Ben Stokes which looped up off his bat to Dawid Malan at 2nd slip.
Azam performed some wristy strokes to achieve fifty however he misplaced his spouse Sarfraz Ahmed simply earlier than tea when the captain skied a pull off Stokes and was once smartly stuck by means of a diving Wooden at the fine-leg boundary.
Azam was once compelled to retire harm on 68 after being struck a painful blow at the arm by means of Stokes however Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf performed definitely to increase their staff’s lead.
Shadab was once badly dropped by means of Alastair Cook dinner at 2nd slip off Anderson earlier than the skilled seamer bowled Faheem off the interior edge for 37.
The 19-year-old Shadab handed 50 for the second one time in his 3 exams and was once unfortunate to be stuck down the leg-side by means of Bairstow off Stokes for a treasured 52.
Hasan Ali was once stuck by means of Jos Buttler at gully off Anderson with out scoring, however Mohammad Amir survived to the shut unbeaten on 19 with Mohammad Abbas (nought) and Pakistan will bid to extend their lead earlier than making an attempt to bowl England out affordably once more on day 3.
First Printed: Would possibly 25, 2018, 11:48 PM IST