England vs Pakistan Live Score, 1st Test, Day 2: Stuart Broad has his first wicket in the day. The right-arm seamer gets rid of Asad Shafiq, who edged a length delivery to Ben Stokes in the slips. Pakistan are four wickets down. Earlier, James Anderson struck in the first over of Day 2. The right-arm seamer dismissed Babar Azam for 69.
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Archer is testing Pakistan
Jofra Archer is seriously testing Pakistan batsmen with pace and bounce right now. Woakes is keeping them on thier toes. Excellent attack in tandem from England.
Fantastic first hour
What a first hour it has been for England. They got two wickets. England seamers will hope to get a couple more before Lunch and it will really shift the momentum.
Change in attack
Christ Woakes has come out to replace Stuart Broad into the attack. Woakes was brilliant yesterday, and he can swing both ways. He will be eager to get another wicket before Lunch.
DRS saves Rizwan
Stuart Broad taps Rizwan on the pads, and a huge LBW appeal. Umpire Illingworth gives it out. But DRS showed that bat was involved. Just saved by a soft nick.
Edged and gone!
Length delivery from Stuart Broad, gets a leading edge off the bat from Asad Shafiq, easy catch to Stokes. Fantastic start to the day for Pakistan. Pak 150/4
Stuart Broad missing a trick
It seems Stuart Broad is missing a trick here. Anderson attacked in the first over, he kept bowling similar lengths to Babar. Broad keeps on making variations here and there, and not backing himself. Needs to calm his nerves here.
Fifty for Shan Masood. It is on him now to take Pakistan to a good total in the first innings. Masood has looked good so far and he has to play a long one here. 150 up for Pakistan as well.
What a start to the day
It has been a great start for England in the day. This will give the bowlers some confidence on getting the job done quickly.
Anderson strikes first over on Day 2, Babar Azam departs. Pak 139/3. A big blow to Pakistan early in the day. Babar tried to get a run, but gave an easy catch to Joe Root.
Day 2 begins
Shan Masood and Babar Azam return to the middle. James Anderson starts the proceedings for England on Day 2.
Nasser Hussain’s huge praise
“If this lad was Virat Kohli, everyone would be talking about it but because it is Babar Azam, no one is talking about it,” said former England captain Nasser Hussain while commentating for Sky Sports. “He’s young, he’s elegant, he’s got all the swagger,” he added. READ MORE
98 overs today
98 overs likely to be bowled today to compensate for the delay that took place on Day 1.
Raja comments on Babar’s technique
“When that is happening it means that your head position isn’t right. The head is not locked in with the shoulder. When you open yourself up in that manner, facing the outswinger becomes problematic. This means that your drives will stop connecting,” Ramiz said on his Youtube channel.
There is some rainfall around the ground as the players warm-up. However, as of now the play is scheduled to start on time.
Vaughan lauds Azam
“He is averaging 65 in his last 18 months of Test cricket. No one is averaging higher than him. Babar Azam is at the top of the average tree and I can only see him improving and getting better and better.”
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