Pakistan Batting Collapsed In 2nd Innings

Pakistan Batting Collapsed in 2nd innings on the 3rd day of the first test match against England. Due to the bad batting performance, England still has a chance to win this match even after their first Innings it was looking that Pakistan will win easily.

Pakistan Batting

Yasir Shah claimed 4/66 when England was left out for 219 but a strong bowling performance from the hosts left Pakistan 137/8 at stumps.

Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope, re-admitted from 92/4, buried themselves in, with the latter taking his fifth test just before drinking fifty. The score had risen to 127 by the time Naseem Shah won the first wicket of the day and found a sharp jump to give Pope an advantage.

Buttler looked fine as he and Chris Woakes added another 32 runs, but the keeper-batsman was tossed through a tight bat-pad gap by Yasir Shah for 38. Dom Bess fell on an athletic catch from Asad Shafiq while slipping and Woakes was bowled by one that slipped under his attempt to pull as Yasir dashed England’s hopes of reaching Pakistan’s total.

Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad added a few runs with their typical gusto, but Archer and then James Anderson were fired by Shadab Khan for a complete exit from England in 219, with Broad unbeaten on the 29th *.

Pakistan Batting
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Shadab Khan of Pakistan bats watched on by Jos Buttler of England during Day Three of the 1st #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford on August 07, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

With a 107 lead in the first innings, Pakistan was well placed to take complete control of the game, but England took frequent wickets to keep the visitors at bay. Broad struck first, removing Centurion Shan Masood from the first innings for a duck over a strangling leg.

Abid Ali was caught in the deep after a shot by Bess and Chris Woakes had caught Babar Azam slipping before sacking Azhar Ali for the second time in the game to leave Pakistan at 63/4.

The next wicket came thanks to a brilliant field game by Dom Sibley to get Asad Shafiq out of the way and end a 38-year partnership – the largest of the innings to date.

Broad scored again – ending Shadab’s stint at the crease – between a series of wickets for Ben Stokes, who first caught Mohammad Rizwan in front of him before bouncing off Shaheen Afridi in the day’s final.

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