Pakistan in England, 3 Test Series, 2020

England vs Pakistan - 2nd Test

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date: 13 August-17 August, 2020

England 110/4

RR: 2.54 | England drew with Pakistan

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Rory Burns c Asad Shafiq & b Shaheen Afridic Asad Shafiq & b Shaheen Afridi0400
Dom Sibley c Mohammad Rizwan & b Mohammad Abbasc Mohammad Rizwan & b Mohammad Abbas329530
Zak Crawley lbw Mohammad Abbaslbw Mohammad Abbas539970
Joe Root not out not out 93500
Ollie Pope lbw Yasir Shahlbw Yasir Shah91610
Jos Buttler not out not out 01300
Chris Woakes
Sam Curran
Dom Bess
Stuart Broad
James Anderson
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 3, w 1, nb 3)
Total 110 (4 Wkts, 43.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Rory Burns,0.4), 91-2 (Zak Crawley,31.1), 92-3 (Dom Sibley,33.3), 105-4 (Ollie Pope,38.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shaheen Afridi10 3 25 1 2.50
Mohammad Abbas14 5 28 2 2.00
Naseem Shah5 0 10 0 2.00
Yasir Shah11 2 30 1 2.73
Shan Masood3 0 14 0 4.67
Azhar Ali0.1 0 0 0 0
Abid Ali0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam0 0 0 0 0
Asad Shafiq0 0 0 0 0
Fawad Alam0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Rizwan 0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this Test. England cannot lose the series now. Unfortunately we hardly got much cricket from the second Test as it was marred by rain and bad light. The third Test is not far away. The final Test will begin on Friday, 21st August. The game will begin at 1100 local (1000 GMT). We hope to see you then and hopefully with a lot more of cricketing action than weather updates. Till then, goodbye and take care!

Man of the Match, Mohammad Rizwan says, he enjoyed his knock, it was unfortunate the whole game couldn't be played and he was looking forward to it. Further adds it is not easy keeping in England but he has worked hard and he hopes he can continue that. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the next game and he is positive and confident his team can do well.

England skipper, Joe Root says that the boys did the best they could. Adds they were disappointed not to get much of it but is happy they are 1-0 up. Credits Crawley for his innings as he is a young top-order batter and feels that he played well. Says that they can start the game 30 minutes early in England. Credits the groundstaff for their hard work as he says they hardly see bad light play such a part in all 5 days. On having pink ball for Tests, Root says that there is a time and place for pink ball and says is not sure of using it in between of a Test match. Suggests that maybe a different shade of red ball could be useful. Tells everyone in the squad is fit and is happy to have a lot of choice to choose from. Tells the last game is a huge one as he wants to finish the summer on a high and end the series 2-0.

Pakistan skipper, Azhar Ali says that it has been frustrating for both teams and feels the game was set up nicely as he thought they had a good total but admits unfortunately weather was the winner. Says he expected the heat to play a part but the weather changed very quickly and the guys kept fighting against the quality of Broad and Anderson. On personal form, he says he felt good as his balance in the first Test was not good but he felt good in this Test but rues not to have converted his start. Laughs and says the best thing out of this Test was the bowlers did not have to bowl much.

Not a lot you can write about this game! Most of the match passed away in hoping for the weather to clear. There were still a few highlights like Rizwan's knock with the tail. Abid Ali's fight against the new ball. Broad's four-fer and also Pakistan's 5 overs with the new ball. This could well have been an exciting game had there been no rain but we weren't fortunate to witness one. Stay tuned for the presentation.

England declare and so have the handshakes been done! The game ends in a draw! What more can you expect when we have not even had one full day of cricket. However, this small session was fun to watch. We saw some solid batting from Sibley and Crawley before Abbas weaved his magic. Overall though it has been a frustrating Test but it ended with us getting to watch some cricket.

43.1
0
A Ali to Buttler, Good length ball outside off, Buttler looks to defend but misses and looks like that will be it from this Test.
42.6
0
Y Shah to Root, On off, Root keeps it out.
42.5
0
Y Shah to Root, Floated delivery on middle, Root defends it off the back foot.
42.4
0
Y Shah to Root, On off, Root drives it to covers.
42.3
0
Y Shah to Joe Root, Full delivery on off, Root drives it to mid off.
42.2
0
Y Shah to Root, Flighted delivery on middle, Root defends it off the back foot.
42.1
0
Y Shah to Root, Tossed up delivery on off, Root keeps it out.
41.6
0
M Abbas to Buttler, Good length delivery on off, Buttler blocks it off the back foot.
41.5
0
M Abbas to Buttler, Outside off, Jos offers no shot to this one.
41.4
0
M Abbas to Buttler, On a good length on off, Buttler looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
41.3
0
M Abbas to Buttler, Good length delivery on off, Buttler blocks it off the front foot.
41.2
3
M Abbas to Root, Length delivery on middle, Root flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs.
41.1
0
M Abbas to Root, On a good length on off, Root comes forward and looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show there was an inside edge on this one.
40.6
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Outside off, Buttler covers his off pole with his pad and lets it go.
40.5
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Wrong 'un! It is short on off, Buttler looks to play but misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad.
40.4
0
Y Shah to Jos Buttler, Tossed up on off, Buttler drives but finds cover.
40.3
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Gives this air on off, Buttler defends it off the front foot.
40.2
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Floated on off, Buttler gets on his back foot and blocks it.
40.1
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Shorter on off, Buttler punches it to cover.
39.6
0
M Abbas to Root, Outside off, Root leaves it alone.
39.5
0
M Abbas to Root, Good length ball on off, Root taps it to gully.
39.4
0
M Abbas to Root, On off, Root pushes it to the off side.
39.3
2
M Abbas to Root, Length ball on off and middle and coming in. Root looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards mid-wicket and allows them to take two as these two are good between the wickets.
39.2
0
M Abbas to Root, On off, Root pushes it to cover.
39.1
0
M Abbas to Root, Wow! Good length ball on off, it swings away and bounces a bit extra off the deck. Root looks to defend but the ball goes just outside off. Root is surprised by it and has a smile on his face.
38.6
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Tossed up on off and middle, Buttler plays it to the right of mid on.
38.5
0
Y Shah to Buttler, Floated on off, Buttler blocks it.

Jos Buttler is the new man in.

38.4
0
Shah to Pope, OUT! LBW! It hit his pad first and that was always going to be marching order from there as it hit his front pad when he was deep in his crease. Short and quicker, it is flat as well. Pope is taken by surprise as he gets on his back foot to defend but the ball hits his pad before the inside edge of his bat. The Pakistan players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Pope looks in doubt but decides to take the review. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge shows that the ball hit the pad before his bat. Time for the Ball Tracker and it shows three reds. Pope has to walk back and he takes away a review with him.

Pope has been adjudged LBW and he does not look too happy. He has taken the review. Let's see if it hit his bat first.

38.3
1
Y Shah to Root, Slow and short leg spinner around off, Root punches it to cover-point and eases to the other end.
38.2
0
Y Shah to Root, Tossed up on the stumps, Root gets forward and keeps it out.
38.1
0
Y Shah to Root, Floated on off, JR defends it.
37.6
4
M Abbas to Pope, FOUR! Pope is a sweet timer of the ball and this is an evidence of that. Good length ball coming in, it is on his pads and Ollie flicks it in the gap through mid-wicket for a boundary.
37.5
0
M Abbas to Pope, Good length ball on off, Pope gets his body behind it and blocks it.
37.4
0
M Abbas to Pope, Length ball on off, Pope taps it back to the left of Abbas.
37.3
0
M Abbas to Pope, Outside off, Pope leaves it alone.
37.2
0
M Abbas to Pope, Length ball on off, Pope defends it with a dead bat.
37.1
0
M Abbas to Pope, On the pads, Pope looks to flick but it hits his glove and then his pad.
36.6
0
Y Shah to Root, On off, Root plays it to covers.
36.5
0
Y Shah to Root, Loopy delivery on middle, Root flicks it towards the leg side.
36.4
3
Y Shah to O Pope, Short delivery on off, Pope makes room and plays a late cut towards third man. The fielder chases it, slides and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs. 100 up for England.
36.3
1
Y Shah to Root, Full delivery on off, Root drives it through mid off for a single.
36.2
1
Y Shah to Pope, Flighted delivery on off, Pope comes down the track and plays it towards mid off. The batsmen cross ends.