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OVAL: Pakistan end first inning on 542 with 214 lead

LONDON: Courtesy Younis Khan’s 218 and Asad Shafiq’s 109, Pakistan have been bowled out for 542 with a healthy lead of 214 in first innings of Oval Test.

Pakistan opened the day with 340/6 with centurion Younis Khan (101) and Sarfraz Ahmed (17) on the crease.

Clouds had kept Younis quite, but a the ball got older, Younis began to score runs freely.

Sarfraz unluckily edged a quick one from Woakes to Bairstow, fell 6runs short of the fifty.

Wahab’s resistance lasted for 32 balls before he miss-read a turning delivery from Moeen and got bowled for 4.

Left arm tail-end batsman Mohammad Amir is going steady with 19 off 38 deliveries.

He has helped to built another fifty plus partnership of the inning.

Younis Khan departed with 218 in his bag. He completed his career’s 6th double ton in

The seasonal Pakistani batsman with 397 international matches, hit four sixes, all against Moeen Ali, the centurion of first innings. He also scored 31 boundaries before departing after getting trapped lbw by Jimmy Anderson at 218.

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