England bowl out Pakistan for 174 in second Test
England are attempting to draw the series.
England bowled out Pakistan for 174 in a dominant display on the opening day of the second Test.
Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson and Chris Woakes took three wickets apiece at Headingley to put the hosts in a strong position to salvage a draw from the series, although Shadab Khan’s dogged half-century gave the tourists hope.
England, beaten by nine wickets at Lord’s last week, began the match with four maiden overs – the first time they had done so in a Test since playing Australia at The Oval in 1993 – after losing the toss.
Broad dismissed Imam-ul-Haq for a duck and fellow opener Azhar Ali for two inside the opening 10 overs, before Woakes snuffed out a promising partnership by bowling Haris Sohail (28) and Asad Shafiq (27) to leave the tourists 68 for four at lunch.
The hosts strengthened their grip on the clash after the restart, with Anderson skittling Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and trapping Faheem Ashraf lbw to take his tally to 537 Test wickets, while Broad claimed his third victim of the day in between by removing debutant Usman Salahuddin.
After Mohammad Amir was caught by wicketkeeper Johnny Bairstow off another Anderson delivery, a ninth-wicket partnership between Khan and Hasan Ali boosted Pakistan’s score.
Ali was caught and bowled for 24 for by Woakes, while Khan made a defiant 56 before a wild slog to deep midwicket was caught by Keaton Jennings to give Sam Curran a debut wicket.