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Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test – Day 2 : Joe Root completes half century

Pakistan vs England, 2nd Test - Day 2 : Joe Root completes half century |

DUBAI: After nerves start young English batsman Joe Root put Pakistani bowlers on back foot in the second Test match of three-match series.

Pakistani bowlers took early wickets but captain cool Alastair Cook and Joe Root have brought visitors back into the game with their fearless and pacy batting in second session.

Joe root also completed his half-century after skipper dismissal. Yasir Shah managed to give Pakistan another back through to his team as he got the wicket of Alaister Cook. He lost his wicket after scoring 65 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan started second day with 282 for 4 on the board ans lost skipper straight away, Misbah was stuck leg before wicket on 102.

Sarfraz Ahmed then joined Asad Shafique and added 53 valuable runs before falling to Moeen Ali on 32.

Pakistan than changed gear and every next batsman looked to slog like it was a T20 match, loosing wickets consequently. Pakistan were all out on 378. Asad Shafiq was the last batsman to fall for Pakistaan, he scored valuable 83 runs.

Pakistan lost 6 wickets for 96 to in the morning session of second Test; it’s more than a hill of beans, of course, but most had expectations of something in excess of 400, if not another 523 for 8 declared.

Moeen Ali and Mark Wood picked up four of the wickets to fall but England’s attack all put in the hard yards to rein Pakistan back in.

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