– Pakistan´s Mohammad Abbas celebrates the wicket of England´s Alastair Cook.


  • Photo: Reuters LEEDS: Pakistan will take on England in the second and final test at Headingley today.
  • Pakistan head into the second test 1-0 up, after beating England by nine wickets in the first test.
  • Need to put a strong performance: RootPakistan won the first Test by nine wickets at Lord’s inside four days on Sunday to go 1-0 up in a two-match series but Root believes the fact his team are back in action so soon will benefit them in Leeds.
  • The 26-year-old bowler, who took five wickets in Pakistan’s nine-wicket triumph at Lord’s, told reporters ahead of the second Test: “It’s a big achievement winning in Test cricket in England against England at home.”
  • SquadsEngland (probable): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (captain), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes/Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, James AndersonPakistan (probable): Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain wicketkeeper), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas

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