Pakistan lost 9 wickets before Day 2 ended. (Source: Twitter)

The second day of the second Test between England and Pakistan was once again shortened due to bad lights. After the visitors had lost half their side on 126 on Day 1 in Southampton, the Pakistan batting line-up continued to get dominated by the English bowlers.

Beginning the proceedings at 126/5, Pakistan added 91 runs at the loss of four more wickets before stumps were called on Day 2.

Anderson added a wicket more to his tally while Broad picked up a couple more. Mohammad Rizwan is still at the crease at 60 while Naseem Shah is unbeaten at 1.

Earlier, rain once again played a spoilsport in Southampton after the first day of the second Test between England and Pakistan was a bit curtailed. After winning the toss, Pakistan opted to bat first.

Opener Shan Masood who struck a fine hundred in the previous game was trapped in front of the stumps by James Anderson. But Abid Ali and captain Azhar Ali steadied the ship for the visiting team and scored 72 before the captain was out for 20.

The wickets then started begn to stumble and Pakistan were reduced to 126/5 before the match was halted by rain and eventually stumps were called.

Fawad Alam who made a comeback in the XI after almost 11 years stayed at the crease for just four deliveries and didn’t open his account.

for England, Anderson scalped two wickets while Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes picked up a wicket each. England lead the three-match series 1-0.


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