» Cricket » PHOTOS: Ruthless England turn the screw on Pak in 2nd Test

PHOTOS: Ruthless England turn the screw on Pak in 2nd Test

Last updated on: July 25, 2016 00:52 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

England extended a massive 489-run lead over Pakistan after choosing not to enforce the follow-on in the second Test.

IMAGE: England's Chris Woakes celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Yasir Shah. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff Livepic/Reuters.

England moved relentlessly towards a series-levelling victory over Pakistan on a rain-disrupted third day of the second test in Manchester on Sunday.

The hosts bowled out the Pakistanis for 198 before declining to enforce the follow-on, ending the day on 98 for one to lead by a commanding 489 runs with two days remaining at Old Trafford.

England scorecard for 2nd inn:

The touring side, replying to England's 589 for eight declared, resumed on 57 for four and James Anderson soon had Shan Masood caught at second slip by Joe Root for 39.

IMAGE: England's Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Asad Shafiq. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff Livepic/Reuters.

Rain forced the players off the field for about an hour and when they returned Asad Shafiq, on four, drove loosely at a wide ball from Stuart Broad and Alex Hales took a simple catch at point.

Pakistan scorecard for 1st inn: 

Sarfraz Ahmed showed some attacking intent and hit five boundaries in his 26 before nicking Ben Stokes to Root at an overcast Old Trafford.

Root, who scored a test-best 254 on Saturday, pouched his fourth slip catch just before the interval, Yasir Shah, on one, becoming Chris Woakes's fourth victim of the innings.

IMAGE: England's Moeen Ali (C) celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq who was caught by Alastair Cook (R). Photograph: Jason Cairnduff Livepic/Reuters.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Wahab Riaz defiantly added 60 for the ninth wicket before Misbah was caught by Alastair Cook at short fine leg off Moeen Ali for 52 and Riaz was last man out for 39.

England led by 391 runs but Cook surprisingly decided not to make Pakistan bat again, preferring to give his bowlers a rest.

IMAGE: England's Alastair Cook in action against Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff Livepic/Reuters.

Cook and Hales added 11 runs before rain halted play again and when the players returned Hales was caught by wicketkeeper Ahmed off Mohammad Amir for 24, another failure for the under-pressure opening batsman.

But Root returned to the middle to join his captain and the pair took England through to the close without further loss, Cook finishing on 49 not out with Root on 23.

Pakistan won the first match in the four-test series by 75 runs at Lord's.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
© Copyright 2021 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.