Pakistan picked up early wickets in the first innings of England batting. (Source: Twitter)

Pakistan had a successful day at the office after they reduced England to 92/4 on the second day of the first Test in Manchester.

The visitors rode on a spectacular performance from opener Shan Masood who smacked 156 runs to take his team to a total of 326.

Masood who remained not out on 46 on Day 1 notched up his third hundred on the trot in three innings.

Babar Azam departed early on the second day without scoring any runs to his overnight score of 69 while the visitors lost some quick wickets before Masood and Shadab Khan added on a partnership of 105 for the sixth wicket.

Shadab was out for 45 but Masood was steady at the crease and he brought up his 150. The left-handed opener was dismissed by Stuart Broad eventually for 156.

In reply, Pakistan bowlers responded pretty well as they left England tottering at 12/3 including the wicket of Ben Stokes.

Later, skipper Joe Root too departed for 14 leaving the hosts struggling at 62/4. Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler were at the crease when the stumps were called. England are 92/4, trailing Pakistan by 234.

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