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1st Test, Day 2: Babar, Shafiq fifties put Pakistan in driver’s seat

India Today – Babar Azam had to retire hurt but was the top scorer with 68 (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS
Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan made half-centuries
Babar Azam was the top scorer but retired hurt after being struck on the arm
Pakistan 350-8 at stunps on day 2 with a lead of 166 runs over England’s 184

Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan all scored fifties to take Pakistan to 350-8 at stumps on day 2 as they strengthened its grip on the first Test against England on Friday at Lord’s.

Summary

  • Babar Azam had to retire hurt but was the top scorer with 68 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAzhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan made half-centuriesBabar Azam was the top scorer but retired hurt after being struck on the armPakistan 350-8 at stunps on day 2 with a lead of 166 runs over England’s 184Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan all scored fifties to take Pakistan to 350-8 at stumps on day 2 as they strengthened its grip on the first Test against England on Friday at Lord’s.
  • Pakistan have managed to build a lead of 166 with Babar Azam being the top scorer with 68, before retiring hurt after being struck on the arm by a rising delivery by Ben Stokes.
  • Azhar Ali (50), Asad Shafiq (59) and Shadab Khan (52) helped the Pakistani cause with half-centuries on a day when England dropped five catches.
  • Also read – Babar Azam suffers nasty blow | HIGHLIGHTSJames Anderson (3-82) and Stokes (3-73) were the pick of the bowlers as England toiled for a second straight day at the home of cricket.
  • Babar struck 10 fours before going off injured after tea, leaving England to attack Pakistan’s tail.


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