SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Zak Crawley struck a 50 percent-century as England and Pakistan played out a tame draw in their rain-hit 2nd exam at the Rose Bowl on Monday.
Only 134.three overs have been doable in the entire match, which involved a 38 above spell late on the fifth afternoon as the sun at last came out, with England ending on one hundred ten for four ahead of the game was termed off with no prospect of a winner.
Crawley scored 53, his 3rd test 50 percent-century, in advance of he was out leg before wicket to Mohammad Abbas (2-28) acquiring put on 91 with Dom Sibley (32) for the next wicket, both of those attaining worthwhile time at the crease in advance of the 3rd and ultimate exam that begins at the identical venue on Friday.
Opener Rory Burns () and Ollie Pope (nine) were being the other two batsmen dismissed.
“We had been thrilled about this 7 days, so it is disappointing not to get substantially cricket in,” England captain Joe Root explained at the write-up-match presentation.
“But I believed Zak was outstanding right now, that partnership (with Sibley) was significant course on a incredibly challenging area.”
Root reported the selectors will glimpse at the whole squad before building a choice on who commences the 3rd exam, with quick bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood ready in the wings.
“All the guys are now in competition for the upcoming one, we will see where by we are (physically) tomorrow. We will also acquire the surface into account.”Pakistan experienced won the toss and elected to bat, putting up 236 in their initially innings, a total that their captain Azhar Ali felt was competitive.
“It’s been aggravating for both groups, the recreation was established up rather properly as the ailments ended up great for bowling during,” he stated.
“We spoke about getting on the obstacle of batting initial and we fought definitely tough. The England bowling assault is outstanding, but the guys stuck to the endeavor.
“The greatest point out of the test is we did not have to bowl substantially. It is a significant exam coming up and we want all people to be fresh and prepared.”
England won the initial exam in Manchester by a few wickets.