England has bowled well in both morning sessions of the Test, but wilted badly after lunch. Pakistan tried its best to be highly competitive with 326 in their first innings. England got to 92 for four, still, 234 runs behind the target when the hosts called it a day. All eyes were on No. 1 all-rounder Ben Stokes in the Test rankings but he too returned to the pavilion without opening an account. He was bowled by medium-pacer Mohammad Abbas. Abbas took 2 wickets for 24 runs till the second day. At the same time, Shaheen Afridi and Yasir Shah have taken 1-1 wickets.
Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley opened at the crease. Rory Burns was on strike. Shaheen Afridi began the attack and no sooner it called for an LBW. England Captain Joe Root stepped in to take over Rory Burns and attempted to improve the score. No sooner it was another early wicket. Dominic Sibley got back to the pavilion while Ben Stokes got to the crease. The match was slow-paced.
At the end of 6th over, England had lost 3 wickets and was on a score of ENG 16-3. Later, Ollie Pope and Joe Root were steady through the innings for long. The match geared up a little after the 20th over but lost a wicket again. Joe Root ‘caught out’ by Mohammad Rizwan (bowled by Yasir Shah) led to Jos Buttler taking over. This partnership kept going until the hosts declared stumps for the second day.