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4th half centuries set Pakistan on top at Lord’s – NtsJobs

LONDON:: Pakistan fortified its hold on the principal test against England on Friday by achieving 350-8 to take a 166-pursue lead the second day at Lord’s.

Babar Azam was the best scorer with 68 preceding resigning hurt in the wake of being struck on the arm by a rising conveyance from Ben Stokes, while Azhar Ali (50), Asad Shafiq (59) and Shadab Khan (52) likewise made half-hundreds of years on a day when England dropped five gets.

Mohammad Amir (19) and Mohammad Abbas (0) were unbeaten at the close.It wasn’t clear if Babar would profit to bat for Saturday for the last wicket.

James Anderson (3-82) and Stokes (3-73) were the pick of the bowlers as England works for a moment straight day at the home of cricket.

“Great two days, we will appreciate them,” Pakistan mentor Mickey Arthur stated, “yet actually we have bounty to do.”

After England crumbled to 184 hard and fast not long after tea on Thursday, Pakistan continued on 50-1 and opposed for a hour prior losing wickets of Haris Sohail (39) and Azhar Ali toward the beginning of the day session to achieve 136-3 at lunch.

Pakistan were constrained to 91 toward the evening session as Stokes expelled Sarfraz Ahmed (9), who top-edged a snare to Mark Wood on the profound square leg limit, and Shafiq, who edged to slip.

Babar struck 10 fours preceding going off harmed after tea, leaving England to assault Pakistan’s tail. All things considered, Faheem Ashraf (37) and Amir figured out how to add pivotal rushes to enable the travelers to assume responsibility.

Paksitan have so far outflanked England in all bureaus of the amusement in regular late-spring English conditions.


PAKISTAN first Innings (overnight: 50-1)

Azhar Ali lbw b Anderson 50

Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 4

Haris Sohail c Bairstow b Wood 39

Asad Shafiq c Malan b Stokes 59

Babar Azam ret hurt 68

Sarfraz Ahmed c Wood b Stokes 9

Shadab Khan c Bairstow b Stokes 52

Faheem Ashraf b Anderson 37

Mohammad Amir not out 19

Hasan Ali c Buttler b Anderson 0

Mohammad Abbas not out 0

Additional items: (lb12, w1) 13

Add up to: (8 wkts, 110 overs) 350

Knocking down some pins: Anderson 26-6-82-3; Broad 23-9-50-1; Wood 22-4-74-1 (1w); Stokes 22-5-73-3; Bess 17-0-59-0

UMPIRES: Rod Tucker (AUSTRALIA), Paul Reiffel (AUSTRALIA) TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUSTRALIA) Match official: Jeff Crowe (NEWZILAND).

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