Pakistan’s openers received among the many runs on a placid pitch Friday as they took the house staff to 181 with out loss in reply to England’s mammoth 657 within the first Test in Rawalpindi. At shut on day two, Imam-ul-Haq (90) and Abdullah Shafique (89) had been approaching tons of when umpires known as stumps with 17 overs remaining. The dwelling staff nonetheless want 277 runs to keep away from the follow-on. The pitch was once more unresponsive to bowlers because the England assault, led by James Anderson, toiled in the identical method as the house aspect.
Shafique was fortunate to outlive a assured caught behind enchantment by Ollie Pope off a rising supply. Although umpire Joel Wilson gave a mushy sign for out, tv official Marais Erasmus over-ruled it.
Haq, who scored a century in every innings on the identical pitch in a Test towards Australia in March, pushed spinner Jack Leach for 2 to finish 1,000 runs in his seventeenth Test.
Shafique, who additionally scored 100 towards Australia within the March check, cracked two boundaries to achieve his fifth half-century in his eighth Test, highlighting his fast progress.
Haq adopted go well with quickly after, taking a single off Joe Root for his fifth half-century.
Earlier, resuming at 506-4, England added 151 runs in 125 minutes, with Harry Brook taking his in a single day rating of 101 to 153 — considered one of 4 centurions within the innings.
Leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood conceded 235 for his 4 wickets — essentially the most by a bowler on a Test debut.
Previously, Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv conceded 222 towards India in Colombo in 2010.
England’s complete is their highest towards Pakistan in all Tests, bettering on their 589-9 at Manchester in 2016.
On Thursday England turned the primary staff to attain 500 runs on the opening day of a Test match, bettering Australia’s 112-year-old report of 494-6 towards South Africa in Sydney.
The three-match Test collection is England’s first in Pakistan for 17 years, having declined to tour within the interim due to safety fears.
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