Highlights, England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Headingley, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by an innings and 35 runs

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FirstCricket Staff, June 03, 2018

England beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs

174/10
Overs
48.1
R/R
3.62
Fours
28
Sixes
0
Extras
5
363/10
Overs
106.2
R/R
3.42
Fours
53
Sixes
2
Extras
21
134/10
Overs
46.0
R/R
2.91
Fours
13
Sixes
1
Extras
11

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Day 2, Report: England batted steadily to establish a first-innings lead of 25 over Pakistan at tea on the second day of the second test at Headingley after the morning session was lost to rain.

The only wicket to fall was captain Joe Root, who edged a ball aimed across him by Mohammad Amir. Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed collected a regulation catch to give Pakistan initial hope of forcing their way back into a match which has seldom gone their way.

England captain Joe Root (L) and Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed pose with the trophy ahead of the 1st Test at Lord's. AP

England captain Joe Root (L) and Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. AP

But nightwatchman Dominic Bess (40 not out) and Dawid Malan (27 not out) saw out the session to take England to 199 for three in reply to Pakistan’s first-innings total of 174.

Root had looked in fine form after a frustrating morning when persistent rain prevented play until 2.45pm.

Resuming on 106 for two, England showed their aggressive intentions by taking off in the first three overs, a flow of runs helped by some sloppy fielding from the visitors.

But the captain departed on 45, having added just 16 to his overnight score. While batting was seldom easy in overcast conditions, the pitch had few terrors and England, still smarting from their nine-wicket first test defeat, looked set to build a big lead in their bid to square the two-test series.

After a quiet start, Bess began to show more adventure, flashing one excellent square drive to the boundary off Faheem Ashraf to the boundary.

The 20-year-old had already excelled with the bat in his first test at Lord’s with a gutsy 57 and, after coming in just before the close on Friday, continued to show his potential as he steered England past Pakistan’s first-innings total.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Jun 03, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3182 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6298 126
2 India 5743 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3391 103
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2058 114