Pakistan vs England: Rain stops play minutes before lunch

Tanya Simon
August 14, 2020

Captain Azhar Ali also had a moment of good fortune when a ball from Chris Woakes ricocheted against the stumps without dislodging a bail.

Vaughan's assessment regarding Sam Curran and Zak Crawley did come true as England picked both the players in the second Test against Pakistan which started on Thursday (August 13) in Southampton.

Abid Ali, dropped twice in the slips, was 49 not out.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels that England has the ability to sweep the three-match Test series against Pakistan despite the absence of top-quality all-rounder Ben Stokes.

After returning match figures of 1-97 in the first Test, Anderson denied speculation that he could retire and described the suggestion as unfair.

Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez has been forced to self-isolate after breaching coronavirus protocols by meeting a member of the public while playing golf ahead of the second Test against England, team management said on Wednesday.

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Stuart Broad should have been celebrating similarly in the very next over when Abid sprayed a chance to third slip, reprieved when Sibley moved to his left and juggled a chance.

The under-pressure Azhar was almost out for seven when, playing defensively to Chris Woakes, the ball trickled onto his stumps without dislodging the bails.

Last month's England-West Indies, which marked worldwide cricket's return from lockdown, saw England fast bowler Jofra Archer forced to miss the second Test at Old Trafford after he breached the protocols by returning home before travelling to Manchester.

Stokes, who was a part of the England team which pulled off an exhilarating three-wicket triumph in the first Test at the Old Trafford, has flown back to his home town in New Zealand to meet his family.

Abid Ali and Azhar Ali consolidated and shared a 72-run stand before the captain was sent packing by Sam Curran, who replaced Jofra Archer in the team.

ENGLAND: R.J. Burns, D.P. Sibley, Z. Crawley, J.E. Root, O.J. Pope, J.C. Buttler, C.R. Woakes, S.M. Curran, D.M. Bess, S.C.J.

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