Pakistan’s openers received among the many runs on a placid pitch Friday as they took the house group to 181 with out loss in reply to England’s mammoth 657 within the first Check in Rawalpindi. At shut on day two, Imam-ul-Haq (90) and Abdullah Shafique (89) had been approaching a whole bunch when umpires known as stumps with 17 overs remaining. The house group 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 attraction by Ollie Pope off a rising supply. Though umpire Joel Wilson gave a delicate sign for out, tv official Marais Erasmus over-ruled it.
Haq, who scored a century in every innings on the identical pitch in a Check towards Australia in March, pushed spinner Jack Leach for 2 to finish 1,000 runs in his seventeenth Check.
Shafique, who additionally scored 100 towards Australia within the March check, cracked two boundaries to succeed in his fifth half-century in his eighth Check, highlighting his speedy progress.
Haq adopted swimsuit 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 — one in every of 4 centurions within the innings.
Leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood conceded 235 for his 4 wickets — probably the most by a bowler on a Check debut.
Beforehand, Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv conceded 222 towards India in Colombo in 2010.
England’s complete is their highest towards Pakistan in all Assessments, bettering on their 589-9 at Manchester in 2016.
On Thursday England grew to become the primary group to attain 500 runs on the opening day of a Check match, bettering Australia’s 112-year-old file of 494-6 towards South Africa in Sydney.
The three-match Check 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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