ENG vs PAK 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: PAK to bat for 3rd consecutive day; Rizwan continues fightback

Day 2 was once again a victim of poor weather as Pakistan reached 223/9 at stumps on a rain-marred outing in Ageas Bowl. After Pakistan posted 126/5 on Day 1, the visitors had a strong morning session adding 29 runs without the loss of a wicket at the Rose Bowl on Friday. The start was delayed by 90 minutes because of morning rain in Southampton, leaving England an hour to make further inroads in the first session.

Pakistan were 223 for 9 when bad light stopped play in the final session of Day 2 of the second Test match against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. They had reached 215 for 8 atTea on Day 2 thanks to a fighting half-century from wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan. Stuart Broad dismissed Babar Azam for 47 right after lunch on and then James Anderson dismissed Yasir Shah. Babar Azam (45*) and Mohammad Rizwan (12*) had taken Pakistan to 155/5 at lunch on Day 2.

Earlier on Day 1, Fawad Alam’s return to Test cricket after over a decade was short-lived as his stay ended after only three balls. He got trapped from a beamer fromChris Woakes. Joe Root took a good review and Fawad Alam had to return for a duck. Earlier,Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. Pakistan also lost Shan Masood cheaply but Abid Ali’s steely knock of 60 on Day 1 kept the visitors in the hunt.