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Bad light saves the day – and the match – for Pakistan

Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and chose to bat first.

The green shirts declared at 523/8 in the first innings with Shoaib Malik being the top scorer with 245 runs while Asad Shafiq made 107 runs.

Mohammad Hafeez made 98 while Younis Khan became the highest test run scorer for Pakistan after he made 38 runs in the first innings.

Ben Stokes grabbed four wickets in the innings while James Anderson dismissed two batsmen. Stuart Broad and Mark Wood dismissed one batsmen each as well.

England in their first innings declared at 598/9 with captain Alastair Cook scoring 263 whereas Joe Root and Ian Bell made 85 and 63 runs for their team.

Wahab Riaz took three wickets for Pakistan whereas Imran Khan and Shoaib Malik grabbed two wickets. Rahat Ali and Zulfiqar Babar each had one wicket to their name.

Pakistan, trailing by 75 runs, were back in the pavilion after scoring 173 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq made 51 runs while Younis Khan made 45 runs for the team, giving England a target of 99 runs to win.

Adil Rashid dismissed five batsmen in the innings whereas James Anderson and Moeen Ali grabbed two wickets.

England scored 74/4 before bad light ended play. Joe Root remained not out at 33 while Jonny Bairstow scored 15 runs for the team.

Spinners Shoaib Malik and Zulfiqar each sent two batsmen back to pavilion.

The three match series is tied at 0-0. The second match of the series will be played at Dubai from 22nd to 26th October.


The umpires have called it bad light and the test match ends in a draw. Adil Rashid gave the visitors a big chance of winning the match after his match turning spell in the second innings. 

Over 11: England 74/4

Ball-by-Ball: 1-1-1-0-1-1

Wahab Riaz gives five singles in the over. Misbah has pushed all his fielders to the boundary.

Over 10: England 69/4

Ball-by-Ball: 1-W-1-1-0-1

Sarfraz drops Bairstow but stumps him the very next delivery of the over.

WICKET: Jonny Bairstow st Sarfraz Ahmed b Zulfiqar Babar. England 66/4 in 9.2 overs.

Jonny Bairstow

Over 9: England 65/3

Ball-by-Ball: 1-1-6-1wd-2-2-4

Jonny Bairstow hits Wahab Riaz for a six and a four. Seventeen runs in the over.

Over 8: England 48/3

Ball-by-Ball: 2-0-1-0-1-2

Eleven overs remaining in the day.

Over 7: England 42/3

Ball-by-Ball: 1-1-2-0-2-1

Seven runs given in the over by Zulfiqar Babar

Over 6: England 35/3

Ball-by-Ball: 1-2-1-0-W-0

Shoaib Malik dismisses Ben Stokes in the over.

WICKET: Ben Stokes c Mohammad Hafeez b Shoaib Malik 2 (4b 0x4 0x6). England 35/3 in 5.5 overs. 

Ben Stokes

Over 5: England 31/2

Ball-by-Ball: 1-1-1-W-1-1

Zulfikar Babar sends Moeen Ali back in the pavilion.

WICKET: Moeen Ali c Shoaib Malik b Zulfiqar Babar 11 (12b 1×4 0x6). England 29/2 in 4.4 overs. 

Moeen Ali

Over 4: England 26/1

Ball-by-Ball: 1-0-0-1-4-1

Shoaib Malik gives seven in the over.

Over 3: England 19/1

Ball-by-Ball: 0-1-1-0-2-1

Five runs in the over by Zulfiqar Babar

Over 2: England 14/1

Ball-by-Ball: 0-2-4-1-W-1

Spinner on both ends as Misbah brought Shoaib Malik to get wickets. He manages to dismisses Jos Buttler.

WICKET: Jos Buttler lbw Shoaib Malik 4 (5b 1×4 0x6). England 13/1 in 1.5 overs

Jos Buttler

Over 1: England 6/0

Ball-by-Ball: 0-1-0-0-4-1wd-0

Zulfiqar Babar bowled the first over of England’s second innings and concedes six in it.



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