England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd Test, Day 2 – Twitter Reactions
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England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd Test, Day 2 – Twitter Reactions

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England vs Pakistan [Photo-Twitter]

It was a day full of stop and starts- some forced by rain while others, well, forced by the rigidity of the system- as we lost a considerable number of overs- just like the first day- in the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The second day’s start was delayed by an hour due to rain but when play did get underway, the duo of Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan proceeded to offer some calmness to the madness that had ensued in the post-Tea session on the opening day where Pakistan lost their last four wickets for 48 runs.

England went past the outside edge multiple times but the duo ensured that Pakistan went into the Lunch break still five down, with 29 runs coming off the 15.2 overs bowled in the morning session. England bowlers found the ideal length after the break and the results soon ensued. Babar Azam fell three runs short of his second-half-century of the series thanks to a Stuart Broad jaffa; one that straightened off the seam just enough forcing Babar to nick off.

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Muhammad Rizwan’s counterattacking knock helps Pakistan get past 200 against England on day 02

England, Pakistan
Muhammad Rizwan [Photo-Twitter]
Yasir Shah’s stay at the crease lasted for just 16 deliveries as he nicked off to James Anderson while trying to play a big booming cover-drive. Muhammad Rizwan showed remarkable resilience and just like Buttler, he too launched a brilliant counterattack against the English bowlers to take the Pakistani total past the 200-run mark.

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The wicketkeeper-batsman notched up his second half-century even as his fellow partners continued to fall at the other end.

Shaheen Afridi did an Asad Shafiq as he went for a non-existent run before getting run-out by Dom Sibley and Mohammad Abbas was trapped right in front of the wickets by Stuart Broad immediately after the Tea Break before bad light once again brought a halt to the proceedings with the score reading 9-223.

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Here’s how Twitter reacted to the 2nd day’s play between England and Pakistan:

 

Yash Mittal

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