Pakistan reeling at 47-2 as England eye series leveling win
MANCHESTER: James Anderson struck twice on his Lancashire home ground as England looked at an arrangement leveling win in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday.
Pakistan were 47 for two at lunch on the fourth day, requiring a further 518 races to achieve their far-fetched triumph focus of 565.
Anderson, England’s unequaled driving wicket-taker, evacuated both Shan Masood (one) and Azhar Ali (eight) in a spell of two wickets for four keeps running in eight balls.
Mohammad Hafeez was 24 not out and Younis Khan 12 not out.
Left-gave opener Masood tumbled to Anderson for the 6th time in Tests when he edged the paceman straight to England chief Alastair Cook at first slip.
Anderson, coming back to Test cricket subsequent to missing Pakistan’s 75-run win in the arrangement opener at Lord’s with a shoulder harm, then had Azhar plumb lbw as the batsman pointed over the line to leave Pakistan 25 for two.
They ought to have been 32 for three when Younis, then on three, edged all-rounder Ben Stokes just for the regularly solid Cook to drop an apparently routine two-gave slip shot.
Prior, Cook (76 not out) and Joe Root (71 not out) took England to 173 for one in their second innings before the captain announced.
Britain, as of now with an enormous lead of 489 runs, continued on 98 for one after Cook had ruled against authorizing the take after on Sunday.
Cook, who scored 105 in England’s mammoth first innings 589 for eight proclaimed, was 49 not out and bad habit chief Root, whose Test-best 254 was the foundation of that aggregate, 23 not out.
Left-gave opener Cook spread drove Rahat Ali for the seventh limit of his innings to finish a 55-ball fifty. It was his speediest in Tests, surpassing a 56-ball exertion against India in Mohali in 2008.
Root struck three legside fours in four balls from left-arm snappy Rahat before another limit, a trudge clear off leg-spinner Yasir Shah, took him to a 38-ball fifty.
Root’s tenth four, an opposite breadth off Azhar, saw England’s second-wicket twosome finish a century organization. The stand was worth 105 in 85 balls when Cook called a stop after he and Root had included 75 keeps running in only nine overs on Monday.
Shah, who took 10 wickets at Lord’s, done with second-innings figures of none for 53 in nine overs taking after his first-innings return of one for 213 in 56 overs.
That gave him a costly match pull of one for 266.