PAK vs ENG 1st Test: Pakistan responds with 181/0 on Day 2 after England all out for 657 in 1st innings. PAK vs ENG: Pakistan also looted a lot of runs, just could not create havoc like England

The England team, which scored 506 runs on the first day, batted for 26 overs on the second day as well and scored 156 runs at the speed of a storm.

Abdullah Shafiq and Imam-ul-Haq made another century partnership at Pindi Maidan.

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Pakistan and England rawalpindi The first Test being played in India is turning into a joke. On the very lifeless and flat pitch of Pindi Stadium, the batsmen have played with the bowling fiercely. In particular, England did fireworks on the second day like the first day and finished their innings on 657 runs. In response, Pakistan also made a good start as expected and scored 181 runs without losing wickets. The only difference was that while England thrashed Pakistani bowlers in T20 style, the Pakistani openers batted exactly in Test style.

A total of 332 runs were scored on the second day of the Test which started on December 1 in Rawalpindi, out of which England scored 151 runs and spent only 26 overs for this. At the same time, Pakistan scored 181 runs in 51 overs with the help of innings of Abdullah Shafiq 89 and Imam ul Haq 90 runs till stumps. Both completed the century partnership in the 29th over of the innings and kept the England bowlers thirsty for wickets. Although Pakistan is still 476 runs behind England.

Shafiq-Imam shine again in Pindi

Young openers Abdullah Shafiq and Imam are once again close to scoring a century on this ground. Both had an unbroken partnership of 252 runs in the second innings against Australia this year at the Pindi Stadium itself. Both had scored centuries. Imam had scored centuries in both the innings of that match, against England also both are close to doing this feat. Shafiq hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 158-ball unbeaten innings, while Imam hit 13 fours and a six in his 148-ball unbeaten innings.

England beat again

Earlier, England continued their pace from the first ball of the match on the second day as well. The English team, which scored a record 506 runs losing 4 wickets in 75 overs on the first day, added 151 runs on the second day as well and made the biggest score in Test innings against Pakistan. England’s previous best performance against Pakistan in Test innings was 589 for eight in Manchester in 2016.

The team continued to play in the same rhythm on the second day as well. Captain Ben Stokes, who started at 34, was dismissed for 41, while Brook, who was out for 101, scored 27 runs in one over off leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood, including a six off a reverse shot. He scored 153 runs in 116 balls which included 19 fours and five sixes.

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Bad record in the name of Zahid

Brook Apart from the attack, this innings was not good for Mahmood and he made the record of scoring the most runs in debut test innings. He took four wickets for 235 runs. Earlier this record was in the name of Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv who took two wickets for 222 runs against India in Colombo in 2010.