England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Rain abandons play

England vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 1 live at Ageas Bowl, Southampton, starts at 3.30pm IST on August 13– Live Cricket Score, ENG vs PAK Live Updates, Live on Sony LIV, Ball-by-Ball Commentary updates from 2nd Test, Day 1 between England and Pakistan.

Team Lineups

England: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Zak Crawley, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Jos Butler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Jofra Archer/Mark Wood, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

Pakistan: 1 Shan Masood, 2 Abid Ali, 3 Azhar Ali (capt), 4 Babar Azam, 5 Asad Shafiq, 6 Fawad Alam, 7 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 8 Yasir Shah, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Mohammad Abbas, 11 Naseem Shah

Here is the live coverage of England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1

11.10pm

That’s it for today guys. Thank you for joining us.

11.05pm
Summary so far!

11.02pm
Day 1, Stumps

Day 1 abandoned due to rain

The umpires have called off Day 1 and have also ended Pakistan’s misery which saw them slump from 78 for 1 to 120 for 5.

10.15pm
Covers are back on

No glimmer of sunlight (or hope) in Southampton today, it seems. The rain is back and with it come back the covers. Some flashes of lighting seen in the dark skies.

9.51pm
Rain stops

The rain has stopped but have to wait on word for more clarity on whether more play will be possible today. The skies remain dark. England will be raring to go out to have one last crack on Day 1.

9.31pm

It’s pouring again as the play is once more interrupted by rain. PAK-126/5

9.18pm
Fawad Alam dismissed; PAK 5 down

Making a return after a decade, Fawad Alam fails to put up a single run on the scoreboard. Woakes hits him on the front pad as England take a review. The umpire thinks so but England disagree and DRS proves them right. The ball is thumping into the top of middle and Fawad is gone. FOW-120/5

9.10pm
Fourth wicket down for PAK

Length ball from Sibley, holds its line as Asad steers it to third slip! FOW-117/4

8.50pm
Abid Ali dismissed

Sam Curran looked innocuous with his in-swingers to the right-handers so changes tact, angles it across Abid Ali and finds the outside edge. Rory Burns takes the catch at second slip. FOW-102/3

8.44pm
Half-century for Abid Ali

8.30pm

We are back once again as the players come out to the middle. Scheduled close of play is 11.30pm IST with 30 minutes to make up for the lost time which means they can play until 12pm IST.

8.20pm

Covers are off, things looking something close to ship-shape in Southampton. We may well get some more cricket.”

8pm
Weather update

News from the Ageas Bowl- there will be a further inspection at 8.15pm IST. The umpires are out in the middle, the covers are still in place, and it seems they are concerned about some dark clouds over to the west of the ground.

7.40pm

Good news is that it has stopped raining. The groundsmen have begun the mop up operation. There will be an inspection at 7.45 pm IST.

7.10pm
Weather Update

It’s absolutely pouring and we are in for a bit of delay. Been some stormy weather around Southampton but the forecast is clearer for this evening, so we should get some more play at some stage.

6.51pm
Rain stops play

It’s raining in Southampton as the umpires signal for the covers.

6.37pm
Pakistan lose 2nd wicket

Azhar edged short of the cordon the ball before after playing with soft hands but found Burns at second slip from the follow-up delivery. FOW-78/2

6.24pm

Sublime from Abid Ali

Anderson to Abid Ali as he plays it late and with soft hands towards third man for a boundary. Pakistan-71/1 after 27 overs

6.10pm
We are back!

The players make their way to the pitch for the second session after an early lunch. The rain has subsided and the covers come off.

5.27pm
Lunch Break, Day 1

Confirmation that an early lunch will be taken as the umpires are signalling for the covers.

5.20pm
Floodlights are on

It’s all gone dark and cloudy at Southampton and probably the perfect time for James Anderson to come back into the attack.

5.05pm
50 partnership comes up for Abid-Azhar

A touch too short from Anderson and just enough width from Azhar to punch the ball nicely through point for four to bring up the 50 partnership.

4.48pm
Stats Trivia

Sam Curran’s bowling average is much better against left-handers than right-handers in Test cricket.

4.40pm
Abid Ali dropped

Woakes gets an edge off Abid Ali but Sibley lets it go. England have been shambolic in the slips! So both the batsmen at the crease have now been dropped by England.

4.14pm
Stats trivia

4pm
Abid dropped on 2

Abid gets a chance on one as Broad finds his edge only for Sibley to deflect the ball at third slip up and over Root at first.

3.46pm
Watch the cracking delivery here!

3.44pm
Ultra edge confirms the wicket

3.42pm
Pakistan lose Shan Masood cheaply

Masood couldn’t hang around as he’s undone by some late swing back in. Anderson just nudging his line over a fraction, to perfection. Anderson edges close to 600 wicket milestone. FOW-6/1

3.35pm
We are underway

Shan Masood right off the mark on the very first ball as Anderson is bestowed with the new ball responsibilities.

3.16pm
Pakistan Playing XI

3.15pm
England Playing XI

3.05pm
Toss results

Pakistan win the toss as Azhar Ali calls it right and opts to bat first.

3.25pm
Weather Update

Rain is expected to interrupt play in Southampton in the 2nd Test  of the series and that might be a problem for Pakistan, who are trailing the series 1-0. The pitch has mostly favoured seam bowlers and spinners

2.20pm
Will Robinson make his Test debut?

The absence of Ben Stokes have left a void in the Three Lions setup and the selectors have recalled Zak Zrawley and seamer Ollie Robinson into the squad.

2pm

Hello peeps! Welcome back to the live coverage from the 2nd Test of England vs Pakistan in Southampton.

England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 Live

After an emphatic victory in the series opener, the England side will be brimming with confidence when they take the pitch for the 2nd Test. However, the absence of Ben Stokes will definitely take a toll on the Three Lions setup while Pakistan will be seeking to capitalise on it.

While the Pakistan seamers has looked a lethal force, the batting department apart from Shan Masood has failed to deliver the goods. With another mouthwatering clash in the offing, Pakistan will face an uphill task to overturn their fortunes in this must-win tie.

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