SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Pakistan opener Abid Ali scored a 50 %-century but England’s seam bowlers used the muggy circumstances to their advantage to prohibit the tourists to 126 for 5 at the near of a rain-hit opening working day of the next take a look at at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.
The tourists chose to bat initially and ended up lucky not to reduce much more wickets as the bounce, motion off the seam and swing by way of the air in warm, overcast problems was completely suited to England’s experienced seam assault.
Babar Azam (25 not out) and Mohammad Rizwan (4 not out) will resume on the second early morning, searching for to rescue the innings in their bid to rebound from a a few-wicket reduction in the first test.
Abid (60) was two times dropped at 2nd slip as he rode his luck, prior to ultimately remaining snatched by Rory Burns in that posture off the bowling of remaining-arm seamer Sam Curran, who came into the England side in the spot of Jofra Archer.
Burns also caught viewing captain Azhar Ali (20) from the bowling of James Anderson (two-35), who experienced previously trapped centurion from the to start with check, Shan Masood (one), leg ahead of wicket.
The slip-catching follow ongoing as Asad Shafiq (5) was very well taken lower down by Dom Sibley off Stuart Wide.
Batsman Fawad Alam () experienced waited nearly eleven yrs since his earlier take a look at innings, but lasted only four balls before Chris Woakes built it a return to overlook with an additional lbw choice that was specified on overview by the tv umpire.
Pakistan were saved even more loss of wickets with the situations firmly in favour of the bowlers when the gamers still left the area after far more rain with only 45.four overs bowled in the working day.
This time it was for very good as lightening lit up the gloomy evening sky.
England had previously recalled batsman Zac Crawley for all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has withdrawn from the remainder of the 3-match collection for own good reasons.