England vs Pakistan Live Score: 2nd Test, Day 1 — As it happened...
Mohammad Amir strikes again to pick up the centurion Alastair Cook at 105.
New Delhi: Live score and live updates from Day 1 of the second Test match between Pakistan and England being played at Old Trafford, Manchester. Cook won the toss and opted to bat first.
Over 89 || Score 314/4 (Root 141; Woakes 1)
Day 1 of second Test ends with England making 314 runs for the lost of four wickets. skipper Alastair Cook and Joe Root made magnificent hundreds.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali took two wickets each. First match's hero Yasir Khan was quiet.
And that's STUMPS at Old Trafford.
Over 80 || Score 289/3 (Root 132; Ballance 11)
England continue to push ahead with both Joe Root and Gary Ballance coming together for yet another meaningful stand.
Over 70 || Score 258/3 (Root 111; Ballance 6)
Joe Root hit his 10th century as England continued to pile misery on Pakistan attack.
Over 60 | Score 219/2 | (Root 90*, Vince 6*)
Mohammad Amir picks up his beloved Alastair Cook just before Tea with another stunning delivery. The England skipper makes way for James Vince after making 105 of 172 balls. Joe Root enters the 90, can he register a ton too?
AN Cook b Mohammad Amir 105 (172b)
Over 50 | Score 180/1 | (Cook 97*, Root 66*)
Virtually untroubled! England skipper Alastair Cook nears his century as Pakistan struggle to find ways of breaking this partnership. Mohammad Amir brought back into the attack, hoping to make the most of Cook's nervous nineties.
Over 40 | Score 137/1 | (Cook 64*, Root 56*)
England prove why their decision to bat first was the right one. The pitch offering little help to the bowlers, with pacers finding it difficult to swing, spinners unable to get the desired turn too. Cook and Root in cruise control at Old Trafford.
Over 27 | Score 95 /1 | (Cook 40*, Root 41*)
Lunch at Old Trafford with England clearly winning the first session of play on Day 1. Pakistan need an immediate spark to break this dangerous looking Cook-Root partnership as the duo hope to continue giving the bowlers a run-around in the second session.
Over 20 | Score 66 /1 | (Cook 36*, Root 18*)
Wahab and Yasir struggle to test the pairing of Cook and Root. England dealing in ones and twos, cashing in on rare lose deliveries with fours. Misbah might look at shuffling the bowling attack in the next 10 overs.
Over 10 | Score 31 /1 | (Cook 17*, Root 4*)
Scintillating stuff! Mohammad Amir strikes his first, gets Alex Hales clean bowled with a an absolute peach of a delivery. Alastair Cook, unfazed by the fall of first wicket, continues his confident start with Joe Root joining him on the pitch.
AD Hales b Mohammad Amir 10 (20b)
After a shocking defeat in the opening Test, Alastair Cook and his men would be keen on putting a good show against Misbah & Co.
The hosts were overshadowed in all departments of the game at Lord's, where Pakistan looked determined to unsettle their opponent.
After Misbah's brilliant ton, Yasir Shah spun a web around the English batsmen, who were bamboozled by his variation.
The leg-spinner picked 10 wickets in two innings and English batsmen would now look for ways to tackle his quality spin bowling.
England captain Alastair Cook announced Thursday that the hosts had reduced their squad for the second Test against Pakistan from 14 to 12 after dropping Steven Finn and Jake Ball – two pacers who were a part of the squad in the first Test.
Now fit-again paceman James Anderson (shoulder), England`s all-time leading wicket-taker, and all-rounder Ben Stokes (knee), who both didn`t play at Lord`s, are set to make their Test return in Manchester.
It remains to be seen whether the inclusion of these two players can change England's fortunes.