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England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 : Fawad Alam long wait ended on a duck as Pakistan tottering at 126/5 at stumps

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Fawad Alam who is making his comeback in the Pakistan Test team after a wait of 11 years was out on a duck as rain halted the opening day of play after Pakistan finished their day tottering at 126/5 at stumps at the Ageas Bowl , Southampton in the 2nd test match between England and Pakistan.

Once again after holding the grip in the match, Pakistan continues to repeat it’s old habit as they were reduced from 78/1 to 126/5 in only 45 overs which was possible for the day after Rain spoiled half day’s play.

Pakistan, who opted to bat, managed to keep England at bay after losing the wicket of Shan Masood early in the first session, with Abid and Azhar Ali putting on a half-century stand. While Masood was trapped in front by Anderson, Abid had a couple of reprieves, with Dom Sibley and Rory Burns dropping catches in the slip cordon.

Capitalising on the missed chances, Abid built a good stand with Azhar as they showcased good application to ensure Pakistan did not suffer anymore setbacks in the first session, with rain wiping off the last 10 minutes before Lunch.

Also Read : England vs Pakistan 2020 2nd Test : Pakistan won the toss, elected to bat first

England took three wickets in the final session before rain stopped play, reducing Pakistan to 126/5 at stumps on the rain-curtailed opening day of the second Test in Southampton on Thursday.

Pakistan’s top-scorer Abid Ali (60 runs) was the first one to depart after the tea break with Asad Shafiq and Fawad Alam following him in quick succession.

While Shafiq scored five runs, Fawad Alam, who was playing his first Test match in 11 years, departed without troubling the scorers. He didn’t have a memorable comeback as he fell for a duck, leg-before to Woakes with England using the review to overturn the onfield decision.

Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes accounted for the three dismissals in the final session that derailed Pakistan’s innings. Overall, James Anderson was the pick of the English bowlers, picking up first two wickets.

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