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England vs Pakistan: With not a lot left to do on the ultimate day, Joe Root and Azhar Ali got here to a mutual resolution to declare the Take a look at match draw after England determined to finish their first innings at 110/4.

England are main the 3-match Take a look at sequence 1-0 (AP Picture)


  • Zak Crawley scored a fifty on the ultimate day of the Southampton Take a look at
  • Mohammad Rizwan was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his 72 runs
  • England are main the 3-match sequence 1-0

The rain-hit second take a look at between England and Pakistan completed in an unsatisfying and finally predictable draw after extra moist climate worn out half of the fifth and last day on the Rose Bowl on Monday.

After greater than 4 hours had been misplaced as groundstaff mopped up following heavy early-morning rain, England resumed its first innings on 7-1 and moved to 110-4 earlier than declaring after 38.1 overs had been bowled within the day. The groups instantly settled on a draw.

Solely 134.3 overs had been doable in the whole match in Southampton, with rain washing out the entire third day and a lot of the fourth day and time additionally being misplaced in the course of the first two days due to moist climate and dangerous gentle.

Across the frequent stoppages, Pakistan had managed to scramble 236 all out.

The vacationers can not now win the three-match-series after England received the primary take a look at in Manchester. The ultimate take a look at begins on Friday, additionally on the Rose Bowl, and England can be bidding for its first sequence win over Pakistan in 10 years and in addition a second sequence victory this summer season having already overwhelmed the West Indies.

Pakistan a minimum of struck a number of psychological blows forward of the third match, with seamer Mohammad Abbas trapping Zak Crawley lbw for 53 and getting a legside edge from opener Dom Sibley for 32 off his following over.

Ollie Pope was the opposite batsman to fall, trapped lbw to legspinner Yasir Shah for 9.

Abbas had 2-28 off 14 overs.

Joe Root was 9 not out and Jos Buttler was unbeaten with out scoring.

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