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Pakistan tour England 2020 2nd Test

Pakistan 223/9 (86 ov)
Current Run Rate 2.59
Stumps - Day 2 - Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
SR
60
116
5
0
51.72
1
1
0
0
100
Bowling
OV
M
R
W
ECO
25
7
56
3
2.24
19
3
55
1
2.89
PAK 1st inn. - Innings
223 / 9 (86 ov.)
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
lbw b James Anderson
1
5
0
0
20
c Rory Burns b SM Curran
60
111
7
0
54.05
c Rory Burns b James Anderson
20
85
1
0
23.52
c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad
47
127
3
0
37
c Dom Sibley b Stuart Broad
5
13
1
0
38.46
lbw b Chris Woakes
0
4
0
0
0
Not out
60
116
5
0
51.72
c Jos Buttler b James Anderson
5
16
1
0
31.25
runout (Dom Sibley)
0
19
0
0
0
lbw b Stuart Broad
2
20
0
0
10
Not out
1
1
0
0
100
Extras
22 (b 9, lb 11, nb 1, w 1)
Total
223 (9 wickets, 86 overs)
FALL OF WICKETS
6-1 (Shan Masood, 2.2), 78-2 (Azhar Ali, 30.5), 102-3 (Abid Ali, 37.4), 117-4 (Asad Shafiq, 42.3), 120-5 (Fawad Alam, 43.5), 158-6 (Babar Azam, 63.4), 171-7 (Yasir Shah, 68.3), 176-8 (Shaheen Afridi, 74.5), 215-9 (Mohammad Abbas, 85.1)
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
EXT
24
5
48
3
2
1
25
7
56
3
2.24
0
18
3
44
1
2.44
0
19
3
55
1
2.89
1
Commentary
Right then! we have official confirmation that play has been called off for Day 2! And, that should be that! 

Hope you enjoyed whatever little coverage we brought to you, with England providing plenty of bowling excitement before a superb counter-attacking rear-guard action by Mohammad Rizwan! Unfortunately though, that was the only bit of action we say, meaning that our thirst for a gripping contest wasn't satiated as much! 

So, at the stroke of 11am BST tomorrow, we will try again and hopefully, we will be better versed with our prayers and have more cricket for you tomorrow! 

Till then, this is me (Shashwat Kumar) and Lavil signing off! Ciao! 

P.S: Say as many prayers as you can for the rain Gods! 
We are receiving word from the ground that things have gotten really murky and that the prospect of play restarting seems very bleak indeed! There has been no official confirmation of a restart nor has there been any information about the day being called off! So, we wait!
Right! We still have nothing positive to report! The floodlights are blaring down at the Ageas Bowl and there is no rain too! Yet, we wait for players to get back on the park!
Broad goes for 8 in his over. Rizwan lives to fight another day after letting go a peach off Broad. Pakistan lose another in the over as they are on 223/9 after 86 overs
And, Bad Light stops play, yet again! Well well! Seems time that these guidelines are amended! But, that is a debate left for another day! Pakistan camp looking down on the weather as the umpires call it  a break 
85.6 Stuart Broad to Mohammad Rizwan, back of a length delivery outside off stump and Rizwan jams down on it at the last moment and gets it away to second slip. Burns fumbles and that allows the batsmen to scamper a single
85.5 Stuart Broad to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! CRUNCH! Half-volley outside off stump as Rizwan gets a good stride in. He then absolutely crunches it past cover for a boundary
85.4 Stuart Broad to Mohammad Rizwan, PEACH! Back of a length delivery in the channel and that one just nips away from Rizwan after pitching. Opens him up in the process
85.3 Stuart Broad to Mohammad Rizwan, WELL WELL! Length on off stump and Rizwan is on the charge. He gets down the track and lofts it over mid off, albeit via the top half of his bat. Gets a couple for his efforts
85.2 Stuart Broad to Naseem Shah, back of a length delivery on middle and leg. Naseem stays leg side of the ball, hangs his bat, gets an inside edge and more importantly, gets to the other end
Right then! Naseem Shah, can we have a few more of those carefree hoicks over cow corner?
85.1 Stuart Broad to Mohammad Abbas, OUT! THAT'S PLUMB! Full delivery on off stump and that one jags back into Abbas off the surface too. He falls across, much like Azhar Ali, and is rapped right in front. The umpire raises his finger in a jiffy and Abbas reviews more in desperation than hope!

DRS returns with three reds and Abbas has to go! Broad has three!
Chris Woakes swinging the ball viciously. Rizwan in half minds as only 2 come from the over. Pakistan are on 215/8 after 85 overs
84.6 Chris Woakes to Mohammad Rizwan, back of a length delivery well wide of off stump and Woakes has managed to hide that one very nicely. Rizwan can't get bat on it and can't get on strike for the next over too
84.5 Chris Woakes to Mohammad Rizwan, length delivery on off stump that angles into the batsman before pitching and snaking away past the outside edge of Rizwan's bat
84.4 Chris Woakes to Mohammad Rizwan, back of a length delivery outside off stump and Rizwan looks to play at it before deciding otherwise.
Right then! Hello and welcome back to all our viewers from across the globe! A very happy independence day to all our fans who have tuned in from Pakistan too! Not sure they would've wanted their side to be 215/8 in the first innings, but one reckons they would be relatively content with the rear-guard action Mohammad Rizwan has produced in the company of Shaheen Shah Afridi and more recently, Mohammad Abbas!

Thus, on the 14th of August, Pakistan are again embroiled in a struggle to free themselves from the clutches of the English, although they would hope that they can also exploit the seaming conditions on offer, whenever they take the field. Mohammad Abbas, in particular, would relish the movement that the Ageas Bowl strip has provided and in the earnest company of Afridi, might even fancy their chances of putting the Three Lions under some severe strife. 

And, as Pakistan look to go through the gears and England look for their own rendition of grit and graft, we would inevitably be treated to some moments of magic, and perhaps, moments of madness too. Unsurprsingly, if the weather stays fine, we are in for a riveting session of Test cricket, although that remains a big IF! But, as noted earlier in the day, it is something to cling onto. 

After all, light can be found even in the darkest of times, only if one remembers to turn on the light!  

I am Shashwat Kumar and I will be joined by Lavil Saldanha as we take you through the final session on Day 2!
Pakistan were 5 down heading into the second session and they needed Azam and Rizwan to carry on their good work from the first session to put up a good total. Azam fell very soon after lunch as he nicked one off Stuart Broad three runs short of his fifty. England had a real sniff at that stage of bundling out Pakistan for less than 200 but Rizwan had other ideas. The wicketkeeper-batsman decided to hang on with the tail and play some beautiful strokes to bring up his 50. Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas. who is still not out, have given him good support and this stand between Rizwan and Abbas for the 9th wicket is now worth 39 crucial runs.

England will be really frustrated as they haven't been able to break through the Pakistan tail and will be looking to wrap up the innings very quickly post Tea if the light gets better. The second new ball is now 4.3 overs old and Pakistan are 215/8 heading into Tea on Day 2.

So that's all from me, Prashanth Satish and my colleague, Habil Ahmed. Stay Tuned as Shashwat and Lavil take you through the final session and hopefully the light gets better.
The lightmeter is out as things are pretty gloomy at the ground and the umpires have decided to take the players off the field. That will be TEA on Day 2.
84.3 Chris Woakes to Mohammed Rizwan, fuller this time. Rizwan pushes that towards the fielder at short cover. No run on offer!
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