MANCHESTER: Alastair Cook said batting with Joe Root encouraged "blockers like me" to go for their shots after England's senior batsmen dominated Pakistan's attack in a crushing second Test victory at Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER: England crushed Pakistan by 330 runs in the second test match at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium on Monday, ARY News reported.
MANCHESTER: England captain Alastair Cook decided against enforcing the follow-on against Pakistan despite a mammoth first-innings lead in the second Test at Old Trafford on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: Alastair Cook has insisted Moeen Ali remains England's first-choice spinner, while saying Pakistan's Yasir Shah is "up there with the greats", heading into Friday's second Test at Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was adamant his unusual press-up celebrations at Lord's were in no way aimed at England. Misbah marked his maiden Test appearance at 'the home of cricket' with a first-innings century. The 42-year-old, who in the process became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years, marked his hundred by performing several press-ups. It was a gesture repeated by the whole Pakistan team in front of the Lord's Pavilion after they wrapped up a 75-run win, with more than a day…
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM: England are in a spin in more ways than one as they head into the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday looking to level the four-match series at 1-1.
MANCHESTER: Pakistan are set to tone down captain Misbah-ul-Haq's press-up celebrations even if they win the second Test at Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER: England team has sought ex-Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq's help to counter Yasir Shah, ARY News reported on Wednesday.