Pakistan’s openers fought back superbly, both ending the day unbeaten after England’s 657 – details here
Pakistan Vs England, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights:Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique put a solid opening stand for Pakistan, as they ended Day 2 at 181/0, with their side trailing England by 476 runs in the ongoing first Test at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Earlier, England posted a mammoth first innings total of 657 before being bundled out. Harry Brook scored 153 runs while Zak Crawley scored 122 . Ben Duckett (107) and Ollie Pope (108) had also crossed the three-figure mark.
At close on day two, Imam-ul-Haq (90) and Abdullah Shafique (89) were approaching hundreds when umpires called stumps with 17 overs remaining.
The home team still need 277 runs to avoid the follow-on.
Today morning, resuming at 506-4, England added 151 runs in 125 minutes, with Harry Brook taking his overnight score of 101 to 153 — one of four centurions in the innings.
Skipper Ben Stokes (41), debutant Liam Livingstone (nine), and Brook were all dismissed by pacer Naseem Shah, who finished with 3-140.
Leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood conceded 235 for his four wickets — the most by a bowler on a Test debut.
Previously, Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv conceded 222 against India in Colombo in 2010.
England’s total is their highest against Pakistan in all Tests, improving on their 589-9 at Manchester in 2016.
On Thursday England became the first team to score 500 runs on the opening day of a Test match, bettering Australia’s 112-year-old record of 494-6 against South Africa in Sydney.
The three-match Test series is England’s first in Pakistan for 17 years, having declined to tour in the interim because of security fears.