England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 5: Root-Ali calls for draw; ENG declare with 17.5 overs remaining

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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

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Summary so far

England declare
Match drawn

With 15 overs left in the day – constituting the last hour of play – the captain’s can choose to call the game as a draw at any point from then. But England declared with 17.5 overs remaining.

ENG 4 down!

Sibley is the next to go, falling into an obvious legside trap from Abbas, feathering a faint edge behind. FOW-105/4

100 comes up for England

100 comes up for England, as Pope pinches three runs behind this square this time, brilliantly using the depth of his crease.

Ultra Edge confirms the wicket!

2/2 for Abbas

Two in as many overs for Abbas as Sibley falls to a leg-side strangle. It’s been a regular mode of dismissal for the opener in his Test career and one he will want to stamp out. FOW-92/3

Here’s the confirmation

Abbas strikes

Fifty and out for Crawley as Abbas seams a delivery past the outside edge as the batsman misses with his leg-side flick. The review shows the bails would have been clipped so umpire’s call stands. Crawley gutted as he trudges off. FOW-91/2


Crawley hits Abbas for his seventh four and the one that seals his third Test fifty.

Chance missed!

Missed stumping!. Rizwan, who has been perfect behind the stumps, fails to collect after Crawley dances down the wicket and ends up yorking himself. ENG-73/1 after 27 overs

Crawley unstoppable!

Change of pace now as Yasir comes on with his leg-spin as Crawley steps down the pitch and lofts Yasir over mid-off for four, his third of this impressive innings.

50 partnership for Crawley-Sibley

Maiden from Abbas

Strong bowling display from Abbas as he beats Sibley with a delivery that is angled in and just holds its line and is on the money throughout the over.

Crawley starts with a bang

Crawley sends Abbas for to boundaries in a one over. Just the start England needed!

We are underway!

Two England batsmen, fully padded up and ready to go. It looks as though we are going to get some play this afternoon.

Tea break, Day 5

Tea is being taken officially and 56 overs have been scheduled for play today.


Finally we have an update as play has been scheduled to start at 7.50pm IST.

Yet another inspection in 30 minutes

We’re going to have another at 6.50pm.

Lunch, Day 4

No official word, but we guess the Lunch has been taken. Stay tuned for the updates.

Next inspection at 6.10pm IST

Umpires Richard Kettleborough and Michael Gough will inspect again and will give a verdict on the possibility of play today on Day 5

The wait goes on!!


There will be a further inspection at 5.25pm IST. It doesn’t appear to be raining but it’s a case of a wet outfield that is hindering the play from happening.

It’s raining again

The umpires walked out for an inspection and the only update is there will be another inspection at 4.30pm IST

Delayed start

Rain in Southampton has delayed the start of the final day of the 2nd Test. Even if the rain subsides, outfield at the Ageas Bowl is very wet after an overnight thunderstorm. The umpires will make an inspection at 3.30pm IST.

Positive news!

There’s some good news from the middle and cricket can be expected as the rain has stopped currently.

Weather Update

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Day 4 Highlights

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Hello guys, welcome back to the live coverage of England vs Pakistan Day 5. England currently trail by 229 runs after losing Rory Burns cheaply in the only hour of play that was possible on Day 4.

England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 5 Live

England bowled Pakistan out for 236 and then lost opener Rory Burns in the one hour of cricket that was possible before rain and bad light brought Day 4 of the second Test in Southampton to a premature end.

Just 10.2 overs were bowled as Stuart Broad dismissed Mohammad Rizwan (72) to wrap up the Pakistan innings before Burns fell to Shaheen Shah Afridi in the first over of England’s reply.

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