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Abid's 60 take Pakistan to 126-5 on rain-hit day

  • Urdu match report is available here 

Southampton, 13 August 2020: Pakistan were 126 for five at the end of the opening day of their second ICC World Test Championship fixture against England. Only 45.4 overs were bowled at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, on Thursday as multiple spells of rain, the last one resulting in an early close of play, interrupted play.

Pakistan opener Abid Ali registered his first half-century in his second Test in England scoring 60. After the dismissal of Shan Masood (one) on the second ball of the third over, the right-handed batsman knitted a useful 72-run stand for the second wicket with captain Azhar Ali (20). After Azhar and Abid’s dismissals, the tourists slipped to 120 for five, ending the day at 126 for five.

England’s James Anderson picked up two wickets, while Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes took a wicket apiece.

On Friday, Babar Azam (25 not out) and Mohammad Rizwan (four not out) will resume the innings for Pakistan.

Scores in brief: 
Pakistan 126-5, 45.4 overs (Abid Ali 60, Babar Azam 25 not out, Azhar Ali 20; James Anderson 2-35)