Wahab, Yasir star as Pakistan go 1-0 up.

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Wahab, Yasir star as Pakistan go 1-0 up.

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Oct 26, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    Review of the second test match between Pakistan and England.


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    Day One:

    Having won the toss, Pakistan elected to bat first. There was one change in the Pakistan side as legspinner Yasir Shah replaced Rahat Ali, while England remained unchanged. Shan Masood and Mohammad Hafeez put up a 50 run partnership but Hafeez was dismissed shortly after as he scooped a Moeen Ali delivery to Bairstow at short leg. Shoaib Malik did not last long, as he lobbed a short delivery from Stokes again to Bairstow at short leg, who took a fine diving catch. Masood went on to make his fifty but was dismissed shortly after lunch when he edged an Anderson delivery to the keeper. Younis too, went on to make a half century but fell soon after after being strangled down the leg side off a Mark Wood delivery, but Misbah and Shafiq made sure there were no more casualties. A flurry of boundaries at the end of the day'splay took Misbah to his ninth test ton and Pakistan to 282/4

    Day Two:

    Misbah fell leg before to Broad in the very first over of the day's play. Sarfraz Ahmed joined Asad Shafiq in the middle and made an attacking 32 but mistimed a hoick off Moeen Ali to James Anderson at midon. Wahab Riaz then played an ugly slog giving Moeen his third wicket of the innings. Zulfiqar was dismissed leg before to Wood and the Pakistan innings came to an end when Shafiq, on 83 slapped a Mark Wood delivery to Root at midwicket.

    Having conceeded 383 runs, England came out to bat after lunch but were dealt an early blow when Wahab removed Moeen Ali early, courtesy a very good catch by Shan Masood at short leg and Ian Bell followed soon after, edging an Imran Khan delivery to the keeper. Cook and Root offered some resistance but Yasir broke the partnership by getting rid of Cook shortly after his fifty. Root and Bairstow made sure that England did not endure any more losses by the end of the day's play.

    Day Three:

    With England at 182/3 in repsonse to Pakistan's 383, the match was in the balance. However a spell of brilliance from Wahab Riaz turned the match in Pakistan's favour. Root was the first to go, edging a Wahab delivery to the keeper and Stokes and Buttler soon fell in the same fashion. Yasir Shah then came to the party, removing Rashid, Bairstow and Wood and Imran Khan removed Anderson to end the England first innings at 242, giving Pakistan a 136 run lead.

    Pakistan received two blows early in the second innings. Shan Masood was dismissed to Anderson for the fourth time in the series and Malik was bowled off a full Mark Wood delivery. Mohammad Hafeez however played some delightful strokes and made a fifty but lost his wicket soon after edging Wood to slip. Younis and Misbah then stitched up a partnership and ended the day at 87* and 71* respectively.

    Day Four:

    Misbah did not add to his overnight score and was dismissed while trying to hit out an Anderson slower delivery. Younis, on the other hand went on to make his 31st test century while Shafiq made 79. When he fell leg before to Moeen, Pakistan declared their innings with a 490 run lead.

    Chasing 491 to win, England received early jolts as Imran Khan removed Moeen while Cook slogged a Yasir Shah delivery to Wahab Riaz in the deep. Bell and Root offered resistance but Bell was dismissed on 46 to Zulfiqar shortly before stumps. England ended the day at 130/3 and a Pakistan victory seemed imminent.

    Day Five:

    It was a successful first session for Pakistan as Zulfiqar Babar removed Root early, getting him to edge one to Younis at slip. Yasir produced a beautiful googly to clean up Bairstow and then induced an edge off Buttler's bat to leave England reeling at 178/6. Imran Khan struck with the second new ball after lunch, getting rid of Stokes but Adil Rashid and Broad put up a useful 60 run partnership. Wahab eventually removed Broad through a beautiful inswinging yorker, but it wasn't the end of England's rearguard effort as Wood and Rashid teamed up for a 55 run partnership spanning across 29.2 overs, broken finally when Zulfiqar got Wood to edge one to Younis at slip, with 11 overs remaining in the day. 4.4 overs later, Adil Rashid slammed a Yasir Shah delivery to cover, giving Pakistan their last wicket and a 1-0 lead over England.
     
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