2nd Test Pak vs Eng highlights: Match drawn; both teams get 13 points each

The third and final Test will begin from August 21. England leads the three-match-series 1-0. Photo: @ICC

The England vs Pakistan second test has ended in a draw mostly due to inclement weather conditions as only 134 overs were bowled in five days of play at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Monday. With this both the teams got 13 points each in ICC World Test championship points table. England is on 3rd position with 279 points while Pakistan at 5th spot. The third and final Test will begin from August 21. England leads the three-match-series 1-0.

Check ICC Test Championship latest news and points table here

Earlier, The umpires inspected the pitch and outfield at the Rose Bowl at the scheduled start of play of 3:30 pm IST (11 am local). And were due to make another inspection an hour later. Rain is forecast for later.

Rain washed out all of the third day and most of the fourth day, while time was lost during the first two days because of wet weather and bad light.

2nd Test: England vs Pakistan scorecard

 

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2nd Test, Day 1: Pak vs Eng highlights

2nd Test, Day 2: Pak vs Eng highlights

2nd Test, Day 4: Pak vs Eng highlights


10:55 PM IST England has declared and handshakes being spotted too between Root and Azhar Ali. Match drawn. 

10:35 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 110-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (9) Yasir Shah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Joe Root. 

10:34 PM IST Over Summary: 0 3 0 0 0 0  ; England: 110-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (9) Abbas continues and root flicks 2nd ball towards deep mid-wicket boundary for three runs.  Jos Buttler defends the remaining four deliveries.

10:30 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 107-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (6) Yasir Shah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Jos Buttler. 

10:28 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0  ; England: 107-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (6) Abbas continues and concedes a couple of runs. 

10:24 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 1 W 0 0  ; England: 105-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (3) Yasir Shah cpontinues and traps Yasir Shah in front of wicket. Ollie Pope lbw b Yasir Shah 9(16) [4s-1] Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends the last two deliveries. 

10:21 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 4  ; England: 104-3  ; Ollie Pope (9), Joe Root (3) Mohammad Abbas continues and Ollie Popes first five deliveries before smashing the last ball for FOUR. 

10:13 PM IST Over Summary: 0 1 1 3 0 0  ; England: 100-3  ; Ollie Pope (5), Joe Root (3) Yasir Shah continues and concedes five runs, including a triple. 

10:12 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; England: 95-3  ; Ollie Pope (1), Joe Root (2) Mohammad Abbas continues and concedes a single to Ollie Pope.

10:11 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0 ; England: 94-3  ; Ollie Pope (0), Joe Root (2) Yasir Shah continues and concedes a couple of runs. 

10:10 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 W 0 0 0 ; England: 92-3  ; Ollie Pope (0), Joe Root (0) Abbas continues and gets the wicket of Dominic Sibley, who tries to glance the 3rd ball but manages only a knich, GONE. Sibley c Rizwan b Abbas 32(95) [4s-3] Ollie Pope, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the remaining delivery. 

10:06 PM IST Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England: 92-2  ; Dominic Sibley (32), Joe Root (0) Yasir Shah continues and concedes a single. 

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Eng vs Pak 2nd Test: Match drawn

England has declared and handshakes being spotted too between Root and Azhar Ali. Match drawn. 

Over 43, ENG vs PAK live score: 110-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 110-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (9)

Yasir Shah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Joe Root. 

Over 42, ENG vs PAK live score: 110-4

Over Summary: 0 3 0 0 0 0  ; England: 110-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (9)

Abbas continues and root flicks 2nd ball towards deep mid-wicket boundary for three runs. 

Jos Buttler defends the remaining four deliveries.

Over 41, ENG vs PAK live score: 107-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 107-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (6)

Yasir Shah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Jos Buttler. 

Over 40, ENG vs PAK live score: 107-4

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0  ; England: 107-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (6)

Abbas continues and concedes a couple of runs. 

Over 39, ENG vs PAK live score: 105-4; Yasir gets Pope

Over Summary: 0 0 1 W 0 0  ; England: 105-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Joe Root (3)

Yasir Shah cpontinues and traps Yasir Shah in front of wicket. Ollie Pope lbw b Yasir Shah 9(16) [4s-1]

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends the last two deliveries. 

Over 38, ENG vs PAK live score: 104-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 4  ; England: 104-3  ; Ollie Pope (9), Joe Root (3)

Mohammad Abbas continues and Ollie Popes first five deliveries before smashing the last ball for FOUR. 

Over 37, ENG vs PAK live score: 100-3

Over Summary: 0 1 1 3 0 0  ; England: 100-3  ; Ollie Pope (5), Joe Root (3)

Yasir Shah continues and concedes five runs, including a triple. 

Over 36, ENG vs PAK live score: 95-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; England: 95-3  ; Ollie Pope (1), Joe Root (2)

Mohammad Abbas continues and concedes a single to Ollie Pope.

Over 35, ENG vs PAK live score: 94-3

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0 ; England: 94-3  ; Ollie Pope (0), Joe Root (2)

Yasir Shah continues and concedes a couple of runs. 

Over 34, ENG vs PAK live score: 92-3; Abbas gets Sibley

Over Summary: 0 0 W 0 0 0 ; England: 92-3  ; Ollie Pope (0), Joe Root (0)

Abbas continues and gets the wicket of Dominic Sibley, who tries to glance the 3rd ball but manages only a knich, GONE. Sibley c Rizwan b Abbas 32(95) [4s-3]

Ollie Pope, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the remaining delivery. 

Over 33, ENG vs PAK live score: 92-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England: 92-2  ; Dominic Sibley (32), Joe Root (0)

Yasir Shah continues and concedes a single. 

Over 32, ENG vs PAK live score: 91-2; Abbas removes Crawley

Over Summary: W 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 91-2  ; Dominic Sibley (31), Joe Root (0)

Mohammad Abbas [8.0-3-18-0] is back into the attack and traps Crawley in front of wicket.  Zak Crawley lbw b Abbas 53(99) [4s-7]

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends the remaining five deliveries. 

Over 31, ENG vs PAK live score: 91-1; Crawley hits fifty

Over Summary: 0 0 4 1 0 0 ; England: 91-1  ; Dominic Sibley (31), Zak Crawley (53)

Yasir Shah continues and Crawley smashes a FOUR to complete his FIFTY. 

Over 30, ENG vs PAK live score: 86-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0 ; England: 86-1  ; Dominic Sibley (31), Zak Crawley (48)

Shan Masood continues and concedes a double. 

Over 29, ENG vs PAK live score: 84-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 0 ; England: 84-1  ; Dominic Sibley (29), Zak Crawley (48)

Yasir Shah continues and concedes two runs.

Over 28, ENG vs PAK live score: 82-1

Over Summary: 4 0 0 4 0 1 ; England: 82-1  ; Dominic Sibley (28), Zak Crawley (47)

Shan Masood continues and Crawley hammers him for two boundaries. 

Over 27, ENG vs PAK live score: 73-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; England: 73-1  ; Dominic Sibley (28), Zak Crawley (38)

Yasir Shah continues and concedes only a single to Zak Crawley as Rizwan missed a clear stumping chance. 

Over 26, ENG vs PAK live score: 72-1

Over Summary: 2 0 0 1 0 0 ; England: 72-1  ; Dominic Sibley (28), Zak Crawley (37)

Shan Masood, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and concedes three runs. 

Over 25, ENG vs PAK live score: 69-1

Over Summary: 0 4 3 1 0 0 ; England: 69-1  ; Dominic Sibley (28), Zak Crawley (34)

Yasir Shah continues and concedes eight runs, including a boundary to Sibley.

Over 24, ENG vs PAK live score: 61-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 4 0 ; England: 61-1  ; Dominic Sibley (21), Zak Crawley (33)

Shaheen Afridi and concedes a boundary to Zak Crawley. 

Over 23, ENG vs PAK live score: 57-1

Over Summary: 0 0 4 1 0 0 ; England: 57-1  ; Dominic Sibley (21), Zak Crawley (29)

Yasir Shah, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and concedes five runs, including a boundary. 

Over 22, ENG vs PAK live score: 52-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 52-1  ; Dominic Sibley (21), Zak Crawley (24)

Shaheen Afridi continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley. 

Over 21, ENG vs PAK live score: 52-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; England: 52-1  ; Dominic Sibley (21), Zak Crawley (24)

Naseem Shah continues and concedes a single off the last delivery to Sibley towards deep square leg. 

Over 20, ENG vs PAK live score: 51-1

Over Summary: N 0 0 Wd 0 0 0 0 ; England: 51-1  ; Dominic Sibley (20), Zak Crawley (24)

Shaheen Shah continues and concedes two extras, including a WIDE over batsman head and other a NO ball.

Over 19, ENG vs PAK live score: 49-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 4 ; England: 49-1  ; Dominic Sibley (20), Zak Crawley (24)

Naseem Shah continues and peppers Sibley with bumpers from around the wicket. Sibley easily defends them while edges the last one through second slip for FOUR. 

Over 18, ENG vs PAK live score: 45-1

Over Summary: 2 0 4 0 1 0 ; England: 45-1  ; Dominic Sibley (16), Zak Crawley (24)

Shaheen Afridi continues and concedes seven runs, including a boundary to Sibley off the 3rd delivery. 

Over 17, ENG vs PAK live score: 38-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 2 0 0 ; England: 38-1  ; Dominic Sibley (9), Zak Crawley (24)

Naseem Shah continues and concedes three runs, including a double to Zak Crawley. 

Over 16, ENG vs PAK live score: 35-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 35-1  ; Dominic Sibley (8), Zak Crawley (22)

Abbas continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Zak Crawley.

Over 15, ENG vs PAK live score: 35-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England: 35-1  ; Dominic Sibley (8), Zak Crawley (22)

Naseem Shah continues and concedes a single. 

Over 14, ENG vs PAK live score: 34-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 34-1  ; Dominic Sibley (8), Zak Crawley (21)

Abbas continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley. 

Over 13, ENG vs PAK live score: 34-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 N 0 0 0 ; England: 34-1  ; Dominic Sibley (8), Zak Crawley (21)

Naseem Shah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and a runs as he over stepped. 

Over 12, ENG vs PAK live score: 33-1

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 33-1  ; Dominic Sibley (8), Zak Crawley (21)

Abbas continues and concedes a double to Sibley. 

Over 11, ENG vs PAK live score: 31-1

Over Summary: 0 3 0 L1 0 0 ; England: 31-1  ; Dominic Sibley (6), Zak Crawley (21)

Shaheen Afridi continues and concedes four runs, including a leg byes. 

Over 10, ENG vs PAK live score: 27-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; England: 27-1  ; Dominic Sibley (6), Zak Crawley (18)

Abbas continues and concedes a single to Crawley. 

Over 9, ENG vs PAK live score: 26-1

Over Summary: 1 0 3 0 L2 0 ; England: 26-1  ; Dominic Sibley (6), Zak Crawley (17)

Shaheen Afridi continues and concedes six runs, including a triple to Zak Crawley down the ground. 

Over 8, ENG vs PAK live score: 20-1

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 4 ; England: 20-1  ; Dominic Sibley (5), Zak Crawley (14)

Mohammad Abbas continues and Zak Crawley smashes two boundaries to end the over. 

Over 7, ENG vs PAK live score: 12-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 12-1  ; Dominic Sibley (5), Zak Crawley (6)

Shaheen Afridi continues and bowls a MAIDEN over Dominic Sibley. 

Over 6, ENG vs PAK live score: 12-1

Over Summary: N1 3 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 12-1  ; Dominic Sibley (5), Zak Crawley (6)

Mohammad Abbas starts with a No ball as Crawley taps it towards backward square leg for a single. 

Sibley edges the 1st ball through 4th slip for a triple. Crawley leaves the next one to the keeper. Abbas nips back the 3rd one hits Crawley on thigh pad while the next one alone. Abbas beats outside edge off the 5th delivery, while Crawley leaves the last ball alone.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Good news!!!!

There is a good news atlast as the play will resume at 7:50 pm IST. This time the issue is bowler's run up and not the light. 


NEWS: England owes Pakistan a reciprocal tour in 2022: Wasim Akram

Former pace great Wasim Akram said England owe Azhar Ali and his team for coming to the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic and they need to return the favour with a tour of Pakistan in 2022.
 
The West Indies and Pakistan had decided to tour England for Test series amid the global health crisis, saving the country's cricket board (ECB) huge financial loss.
 
England have not travelled to Pakistan since the 2005-06 due to security concerns following the terrorist attack on the visiting Sri Lankan team in 2009.
 
However, Joe Root and his men are scheduled to tour Pakistan in 2022 to play three Tests and five One-day Internationals.
 
"You boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here. They've been here almost two and half months in the bio-secure environment," Wasim told Sky Sports Cricket.
 
"So if everything goes well, England should tour Pakistan. I promise you they'll get looked after on and off the field there and every game will be a packed house."
 
England players had participated in the Pakistan Super League and Akram hoped that it will help to address their security concerns.
 
"The English players were there for the Pakistan Super League in our team, Karachi Kings - Alex Hales and Chris Jordan. They loved it, they enjoyed it, they got looked after beautifully, so the PSL is a step in the right direction," the 54-year-old former pacer said.
 
Earlier this month, England coach Chris Silverwood had said he would have "no problem" leading a tour to Pakistan.
England cricket team. Photo: @ICC

Eng vs Pak live updates: Another inspection at 6:10 pm IST

So, the ionly positive is we will have the fourth inspection of the day at 6:10 pm IST. If rains don't spoil the improved conditions wil be might see some cricketing action in next 50 mins or so. Hope for the best...

Eng vs Pak live updates: Significant improvement in light and ground conditions

There is significant improvement in light and ground conditions and we might see some cricketing action today. However, all depends on what umpires' feel during the inspection as it is going on. Sit tight guys...

Eng vs Pak live updates: The rain has stopped

The Rain has stopped at The Ageas Bowl and groundstaffs are on the middle to do mopping. 

Eng vs Pak live updates: Next inspection at 4:30 pm IST

The next inspection is at 4:30 pm IST, however, it is started raining again. Lets hope for some Pakistani pace attack. Meanwhile Check Latest news here

Eng vs Pak live updates: Inspection at 3:30 pm IST

There has been an pitch and ground inspection around 3:30 pm IST. It seems the overnight rain has created some wet patches around outfield. Let's hope for some play as result possibilty is not what is need of hour.


Eng vs Pak Live updates: Sunshine expected on Day 5

There has been an heavy rainfall today's morning in Southampton and we are expected to see some sunshine in afternoon according to BBC weather. However, thunderstorm is also expected in the evening. So whatever weather report, it is obious that ENg vs pak second Test is heading for draw. Having said that. it would be interesting to see some cricket and offcourse Pakistan's young pace attack, testing England batsmen.


Eng vs Pak Live updates: Day 4 has been abandoned

The playing conditions at The Ageas Bowl is not worthy though the light has been improving, but with more rains expected in the evening. This time has not delayed their decision towards the end of the day and thus announced their verdict very early. Day 4 has been abandoned and we are heading for a draw. 

Eng vs Pak live updates: Conditions improving in Southampton

According to sky sports, the light has been improving since they are talking about blue sky on one side of the ground. Let's hpe for the best.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Players returned to hotel

The rain has turned torrential and players have returned to their hotels. It seems we are heading for a stumps with no more action. 

Eng vs Pak 2nd Test, Day 4: Story so far

England reached 7/1 against Pakistan at Lunch on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton today.
 
At the break, Dom Sibley was batting on 2 with Zak Crawley on 5. England trail Pakistan by 229 runs. No play was possible on Day 3 because of persistent rain and bad light.
 
Resuming at 223/9, Mohammad Rizwan top-scored for the tourists with a fighting 72 as Stuart Broad and James Anderson returned figures of 4/56 and 3/60 respectively to bowl out Pakistan for 236.
 
England lost Rory Burns (0) in the first over itself as Shaheen Shah Afridi had the left hander caught at second slip by Asad Shafiq.
 
Only 5 overs were possible before the skies opened up again and early lunch was taken.On Day 2, England made quick work of the Pakistan tail after Babar Azam's dismissal by getting rid of Yasir Shah and Shaheen Afridi in quick succession. However, Rizwan went on the counter after that helped his team past the 200-run mark.
 
Early Tea was taken after the umpires led the players off due to bad light. Broad managed to make a breakthrough in the first full over of the session with the wicket of Mohammad Abbas but at the end of that over, the umpires took the players off again due to bad light. They never came back and about two hours later, stumps was called.
 
Brief scores: Pakistan 236 (Mohammad Rizwan 72, Abid Ali 60, Babar Azam 47; Stuart Broad 4/56, James Anderson 3/60) vs England 7/1 (Dom Sibley 2 batting, Zak Crawley 5 batting)

Pak vs Eng live updates: It is raining in Southampton

The rain is getting heavier now and in all likelihood we are heading for a draw, given not even 100 overs are bowled in the match during the span 3 days and 1 session. 
Photo: @ICC

Eng vs Pak live updates: Bad light stops play

After Pakistan's innings comes to an end, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas have been asking some real questions with their nagging line and length from English batters before bad light again. And it is raining now.

Over 5, Pak vs Eng live score: 7-1

Over Summary:   0 2 0 0 0 0; ; England: 7-1  ; Dominic Sibley (2), Zak Crawley (5)

Shaheen Afridi continues and concedes a couple of runs off the 2nd ball to Sibley. 

Over 4, Pak vs Eng live score: 5-1

Over Summary:   0 0 2 0 0 0  ; England: 2-1  ; Dominic Sibley (0), Zak Crawley (5)

Mohammad Abbas continues and concedes a couple of runs to Zak Crawley.

Over 3, Pak vs Eng live score: 3-1

Over Summary:   0 0 0 0 0 3  ; England: 3-1  ; Dominic Sibley (0), Zak Crawley (3)

Shaheen Afridi continues and concedes a triple off the last one to Zak Crawley. 

Over 2, Pak vs Eng live score: 0-1

Over Summary:   0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 0-1  ; Dominic Sibley (0), Zak Crawley (0)

Mohammad Abbas, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Dominic Sibley.

Over 1, Pak vs Eng live score: 0-1

Over Summary:   0 0 0 W 0 0  ; England: 0-1  ; Dominic Sibley (0), Zak Crawley (0)

Rory Burns and Sibley are at the crease. Rory Burns is on strike. Shaheen Afridi opens the attack
...
Burns edges the first ball but ball falls short of second slip. Burns leaves the second ball to the keeper. Burns knocks the 3rd ball towards mid-on for no run.

Burns edge the 4th ball to second slip and GONE, Rory Burns c Shafiq b Shaheen Afridi 0(4)

Zak Crawley, right handed bat, comes to the crease and gets beaten by a inswinger straightaway follows by a loud appeal and umpire remains unmoved. Pakistan takes REVIEW and there's a spike on UltraEdge. Pakistan lost its review.


Over 91.2, Pakistan bowled out for 236

Broad continues and Rizwan taps the first ball towards square leg but declines the single. Rizwan goes for a biggie off the next gets a top edge and holed up to cover, GONE, Rizwan c Zak Crawley b Broad 72(139) [4s-7]

Over 91, Pak vs Eng live score: 236-9

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 1 0  ; Pakistan: 236-9  ; Mohammad Rizwan (72), Naseem Shah (1)

Anderson continues and concedes five runs. 

Over 90, Pak vs Eng live score: 231-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0   ; Pakistan: 231-9  ; Mohammad Rizwan (67), Naseem Shah (1)

Broad bowls a MAIDEN over to Naseem Shah, who survives the over somehow. 

Over 89, Pak vs Eng live score: 231-9

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 4 0   ; Pakistan: 231-9  ; Mohammad Rizwan (67), Naseem Shah (1)

Anderson continues...

Rizwan collects a couple of runs off the 2nd delivery while smashes the 5th ball over point for FOUR. 

Over 88, Pak vs Eng live score: 225-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 L1 0   ; Pakistan: 225-9  ; Mohammad Rizwan (61), Naseem Shah (1)

Broad continues and concedes only a leg byes

Over 87, Pak vs Eng live score: 224-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0   ; Pakistan: 224-9  ; Mohammad Rizwan (61), Naseem Shah (1)

James Anderson bowls the first over of the day and Rizwan collects a single off the 5th ball. Naseem Shah survives the  last delivery. 

Day 4, Eng vs Pak Live updates: No rain as players warming up

The hover cover is in place and players are warming up, though light will be an issue. Sit tight and we may have some play today

Day 4, Southampton weather live updates

According to accuweather.com, there is forecast of thunderstorm at 3:30 pm IST (11 am local). We are certainly heading for a draw if don't see any play. 

Southampton weather live updates

According to accuweather.com, the thunderstorm has passed now though forecast suggests no respite from clouds which is the reason we have not witnessed any cricket from yesterday's tea session. The bad light has been a issue and lets hope that light improves in next 1-2 hours. Check Latest news updates here

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Photocredit: screengrab from accuweather.com)



Eng vs Pak live updates: Lunch has been taken

As expected morning session has been washed out at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton and weather forecast of next 1-2 hours are not inspiring. Still hoping for best, we will back after 40 minutes. Meanwhile, you can check out latest news updates here


Eng vs Pak live updates: Morning session heading for washout

There is no change in weather session and with 30 minutes to go for the scheduled Lunch. It is expected that we are heading for morning session washout. 
 

NEW ALERT: Vaughan suggests way to counter bad light in Tests

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes pink ball could be used in all Test cricket in order to avoid play being lost due to bad light.
 
"It's a terrible look for the game," Vaughan was quoted as saying by BBC. "The more I watch this, particularly in England, the pink ball could be the solution - just play with it all the time," he added.
 
His remarks came as the second day of the ongoing Test between England and Pakistan was hit by numerous delays before winding up early due to poor lights at the Ageas Bowl. Pakistan were 223/9 when umpire called for early stumps on Friday. So far, only 86 overs have been bowled in the first two days of the match because of rain and bad light.
 
"It's been a summer where I've seen the light being taken more than any other summer I can remember," said Vaughan.
 
"In a summer where the game desperately needs cricket to be on, it just doesn't make sense.
 
"Those that are paid the big cheques for the broadcast have got to step up and say to the ICC 'this isn't good enough -you've got to come up with a solution that allows the game to be played in conditions like these'," he added.
 
"Absolutely! I've said the same thing for a long time now! Pink ball for Test matches ASAP please ! Agree followers?," tweeted former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne while endorsing Vaughan's idea.

 
Pink balls are currently used in day-night Tests with teams continuing to play under floodlights.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Wet weather delays start of Day 3

It is going to be same as yesterday, we are going for a delayed start and certainly the match is going for a draw if major part of Day 3 is marred by rainfall. However, both the teams will get 13 points each for ICC World test championship, if match ended in a draw.

Check points table here 


Southampton weather live updates

No good news from The Ageas Bowl as the covers are on, floodlights on and there is a drizzle in the air. 


NEWS ALERT: When umpire Kettleborough breaks ICC rule on Day 2

On-field umpire Richard Kettleborough has been spoken to by the ICC's anti-corruption unit (ACU) after he had mistakenly taken the field wearing a smartwatch during the ongoing second Test between England and Pakistan, according to a report.
 
The 47-year-old Kettleborough had stepped on to the field wearing a smartwatch during the first session of the second Test but he took it off after realising his mistake and didn't wear it post lunch on the opening day, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo.
 
"...the ACU consider the incident a minor violation of the regulations. They spoke to Kettleborough and reminded him of his obligations under the Player and Match Officials Area Regulations (PMOA). They are unlikely to take further action," the report said.
 
The ICC had banned communication devices, including smartwatch, from the field of play and dressing room in 2018 in an effort to curb corruption in the sport.
 
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had also banned its cricketers from wearing smart watches in March this year in wake of live streaming in county cricket.
 
According to regulations, players and officials have to hand over their phones and other transmitting devices to the anti-corruption officials before the start of a match. They are kepy locked and are returned only after stumps.
 
This is not the first such instance in international cricket. In 2018, Pakistan players had taken the field wearing smartwatches and were then spoken to by ICC, who considered it a minor violation.

(Photo caption: Richar Kettleborough with light metre)

Day 3, Eng vs Pak 2nd Test: Southampton weather live updates

According to accuweather.com forecast, there is a yellow warning in Southampton with chances of rainfall and thunderstorm around afternoon. However, the forecast suggests that weather may improve in the evening.

(photocredit: accuweather.com)


Day 2 highlights

Pakistan was at 223/9 before the bad light enforced early stumps on day two of the second Test against England at Ageas Bowl on Friday.
 
Mohammad Rizwan along with the tailenders guided the side to a respectable total despite the fall of wickets at the other end.
 
The start of play on day two was delayed due to the wet outfield. Resuming from 126/5, Pakistan lost overnight batsman Babar Azam early as he was caught behind the stumps by Jos Buttler off Stuart Broad. He played a knock of 47 runs.
 
Yasir Shah joined Mohammad Rizwan in the middle. The duo stitched a brief stand of 13-run before the former departed. Shah (5) was also caught by Buttler off James Anderson. Shaheen Shah Afridi failed to put any run on a scoreboard and was run out by Dom Sibley.


 
Mohammad Abbad and Rizwan guided the side to 200-run mark, The duo added 39-run for the eighth wicket partnership. Abbas (2) was caught in front of the wickets by Broad and was sent back to the pavilion.
 
Rizwan is unbeaten on 60* while Naseem Shah is not out at 1*. For England, Broad scalped two wickets while Anderson picked one wicket on day two.
 
Earlier on day one rain enforced early stumps. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. The visitors are trailing the three-match series 1-0 after losing the first game at Old Trafford.

Stumps on Day 2: Pakistan 223-9

We have lost nearly one day's play in this Test match so far and heading into Day 3 with Pakistan still batting. Pakistan has managed to crawl its way to 223/9 in testing conditions at Southampton. Mohammad Rizwan showed the grit and completed his fifty. 

England looked like wrapping up the Pakistan innings after star batsman Babar Azam (47) edged behind a brilliant ball from Stuart Broad that seamed and squared up Babar.
 
That made the score 158-6 and two more wickets fell for 18 runs, with Yasir Shah (5) flashing at a delivery from Jimmy Anderson and edging to give wicketkeeper Jos Buttler another catch before Shaheen Afridi (0) was run out by Dom Sibley at the non-striker's end after a mix-up.
 
England's seam bowling unraveled in the final half-hour, with the field set by captain Joe Root perhaps too negative under threatening skies and with two lower-order batsmen in the middle. On occasions, there were five or six out near the boundary as Root spread the field.
 

Eng vs Pak live updates: No good news

There is still no good news from The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. The flood lights are on and nothing much happening their as we awaits the natural light to improve. 


Eng vs Pak live updates: Bad light stops play

Umpire has light metre out and players are walking off the field. 

Over 86, Pak vs Eng live score: 223-9; Abbas OUT

Over Summary: W 1 2 0 4 1 ; Pakistan: 223-9 ; Naseem Shah (1), Mohammad Rizwan (60)

Stuart Broad continues....

Broad starts with a full inswinging delivey, which beats Abbas' bat, follws by a loud appeal. The umpire raises the finger, Abbas takes review and its THREE REDS, GONE. Abbas lbw b Broad 2(20)

Naseem Shah, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits the 2nd ball from inside half of the bat towards square leg for a single.

Rizwan dances down the track and smashes the 3rd ball over extra cover without any timing for a couple of runs. Rizwan tries defends the next but gets beaten by a outswinger. Rizwan drives the half-volley through extra cover for FOUR follows by a single off the last delivery. Rizwan successfully keeps the strike. 

Over 85, Pak vs Eng live score: 215-8

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 0; Pakistan: 215-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (2), Mohammad Rizwan (53)

Woakes completes his over after tea break...

Rizwan leaves the 4th ball alone while Woakes beats outside edge off the next delivery with a jaffa. 

Rizwan leaves the last ball alone.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Bad light forces early tea

The players walked off as light degrades significantly in last 10 mins as more clouds come in. The weather forcecast for the evening is not good as there is chance of rainfall. 

Over 84.3, Pak vs Eng live score: 215-8

 Pakistan: 215-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (2), Mohammad Rizwan (53)

Woakes continues and Rizwan taps towards cover region for an easy double.

Rizwan defends the next two deliveries before bad light stops play.

Over 84, Pak vs Eng live score: 213-8; Rizwan hits fifty

Over Summary: 0 2 0 1 0 2 ; Pakistan: 213-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (2), Mohammad Rizwan (51)

Broad continues and Rizwan blocks the first delivery while taps the second towards cover-point region for a couple of runs. With this Rizwan completes his FIFTY.

Rizwan pulls the 4th delivery towards deep square leg for a single.

A brilliant inswinger from Broad beats Abbas' defence follows by a loud appeal, umpire remains unmoved. Root takes review and hitting stumps was umpire's call. 
 
Abbas edges the last ball to first ball, Root makes mess of it and Abbas collects a couple of runs. 

Over 83, Pak vs Eng live score: 208-8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 L2 1 ; Pakistan: 208-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (48)

Woakes continues and concedes three runs, including two leg byes. 

Over 82, Pak vs Eng live score: 205-8

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 205-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (47)

Broad continues and ball shoots up from good length, hits handle of Rizwan's ball and hangs in the air, falls just wide of second slip. Meanwhile a single taken, thout, Rizwan is looking for a doule but he misjudged it.

Mohammad Abbas survives the remaining five deliveries. 

Over 81, Pak vs Eng live score: 204-8

Over Summary: 0 B4 0 0 0 Wd 1 ; Pakistan: 204-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (46)

Woakes takes the new ball...

Rizwan flicks the first ball towards deep backward square leg but declines the single. Woakes strays down the leg side, Rizwan tries to flick it but fails to make any connection, it goes very wide of diving Buttler too, FOUR BYES.

Rizwan tries to smash the 5th ball out of park but fails to make any connection while collects a single off the last one and keeps the strike before Woakes bowls wide ball.  

Over 80, Pak vs Eng live score: 198-8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 B1 0 0 ; Pakistan: 198-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (45)

Stuart Broad [21.0-6-42-2] is back into the attack and tries to bounce out Rizwan but the batsman ducks under it while Butter fails to collect the ball, One BYES taken.

Mohammad Abbas survives remaining two deliveries. 

Over 79, Pak vs Eng live score: 197-8

Over Summary: 0 4 0 1 0 0 ; Pakistan: 197-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (45)

A short and wide delivery from Woakes to start and Rizwan chases the ball but failed to make any connection.

Rizwan smashes the second ball towards deep extra cover boundary for FOUR follows by a single towards deep point region. 

Mohammad Abbas blocks the remaining two deliveries.

Over 78, Pak vs Eng live score: 192-8

Over Summary: 0 4 0 4 1 0 ; Pakistan: 192-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (40)

Sam Curran continues...

Rizwan defends the first ball while cuts the second ball towards deep backward point region for FOUR.

A yorker from Curran and Rizwan digs out the yorker to leg side. Curran follows with a bumper and Rizwan just guides it over slip cordon for FOUR. Rizwan glances the 5th ball to deep fine leg for a single. Abbas survives the last delivery. 

Over 77, Pak vs Eng live score: 183-8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 2 1 0 ; Pakistan: 183-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (31)

Woakes continues and concedes three runs to Rizwan, who keeps the strike. 

Over 76, Pak vs Eng live score: 180-8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 180-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (28)

Sam Curran continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Mohammad Abbas. 

Over 75, Pak vs Eng live score: 180-8; Shaheen runout

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 W 4 ; Pakistan: 180-8 ; Mohammad Abbas (0), Mohammad Rizwan (28)

Woakes continues...

Rizwan blocks as ball keep seaming around and in a search of a quick single Shaheen Shah gets RUNOUT at non-striker end. Mohammad Abbas, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Rizwan smashes the last ball for FOUR. 
 

Over 74, Pak vs Eng live score: 176-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; Pakistan: 176-7 ; Shaheen Afridi (0), Mohammad Rizwan (24)

Sam Curran continues and concedes a single to Rizwan. 

Over 73, Pak vs Eng live score: 175-7

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 175-7 ; Shaheen Afridi (0), Mohammad Rizwan (23)

Chris Woakes [12.0-3-37-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single.

Over 72, Pak vs Eng live score: 174-7

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 174-7 ; Shaheen Afridi (0), Mohammad Rizwan (22)

Sam Curran [14.0-2-33-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single. 

Over 71, Pak vs Eng live score: 173-7

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 173-7 ; Shaheen Afridi (0), Mohammad Rizwan (21)

Anderson continues and concedes a single. 

Over 70, Pak vs Eng live score: 172-7

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 172-7 ; Shaheen Afridi (0), Mohammad Rizwan (20)

Broad continues and concedes a single. 

Over 69, Pak vs Eng live score: 171-7; Anderson gets Yasir

Over Summary:  1 0 W 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 171-7 ; Shaheen Afridi (0), Mohammad Rizwan (19)

Anderson continues...

Rizwan collects a single off the first ball. Yasir Shah defends the second delivery on backfoot while gets perished playing an extravagant drive off the next delivery. Yasir Shah c Buttler b Anderson 5(16) [4s-1]

Shaheen Afridi, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the next three deliveries. 
 

Over 68, Pak vs Eng live score: 170-6

Over Summary:  0 0 4 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 170-6 ; Yasir Shah (5, Mohammad Rizwan (18)

Broad continues and concedes four runs as Yasir Shah connects one of the slogs. 

Over 67, Pak vs Eng live score: 166-6

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 1 0; Pakistan: 166-6 ; Yasir Shah (1), Mohammad Rizwan (18)

Anderson continues and concedes a single apiece to both the batsmen.

Over 66, Pak vs Eng live score: 164-6

Over Summary:  0 L1 2 0 1 0; Pakistan: 164-6 ; Yasir Shah (0), Mohammad Rizwan (17)

Braod continues and concedes four runs. 

Over 65, Pak vs Eng live score: 160-6

Over Summary:  0 0 0 2 0 0; Pakistan: 160-6 ; Yasir Shah (0), Mohammad Rizwan (14)

James Anderson continues and concedes a couple of runs to Rizwan.

Over 64, Pak vs Eng live score: 158-6; Broad gets Babar

Over Summary:  0 0 0 W 0 0 ; Pakistan: 158-6 ; Yasir Shah (0), Mohammad Rizwan (12)

Braod continues and bowls a nagging line outside off to Babar Azam.

Babar Azam tries to tackle the veteran but finally Broad wins the battle as batsman squared up by a JAFFA while playing the 3rd delivery and edges it Buttler, GONE. Babar Azam c Buttler b Broad 47(127) [4s-3]

Yasir Shah, right handed bat, comes to the crease and survives the remaining two deliveries. 

Over 63, Pak vs Eng live score: 158-5

Over Summary:  N 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; Pakistan: 158-5 ; Babar Azam (47), Mohammad Rizwan (12)

James Anderson [19.0-5-40-2] is back into the attack and concedes two runs, including a no ball. 

Over 62, Pak vs Eng live score: 156-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1 ; Pakistan: 156-5 ; Babar Azam (46), Mohammad Rizwan (12)

Broad continues after lunch break and concedes only a single. 

Over 61, Pakistan: 155-5 at Lunch

Over Summary:  1 0 2 0 2 1 ; Pakistan: 155-5 ; Babar Azam (45), Mohammad Rizwan (12)

Sam curran continues and concedes six runs, including two doubles to Babar Azam. 

Over 60, Pak vs Eng live score: 149-5

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 149-5 ; Babar Azam (40), Mohammad Rizwan (11)

Broad continues and Rizwan leaves the first ball alone while flicks next one towards deep square leg for a sinle.

Babar Azam leaves few alone while defends one off the last 4 deliveries. 

Over 59, Pak vs Eng live score: 148-5

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 148-5 ; Babar Azam (40), Mohammad Rizwan (10)

Sam Curran continues and concedes a single to Rizwan. 

Over 58, Pak vs Eng live score: 147-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 147-5 ; Babar Azam (40), Mohammad Rizwan (9)

Stuart Broad continues and tests Babar Azam outside off with nagging line and length. It is a MAIDEN over. 

Over 57, Pak vs Eng live score: 147-5

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 147-5 ; Babar Azam (40), Mohammad Rizwan (9)

Sam Curran continues and concedes a single to Babar Azam.

Over 56, Pak vs Eng live score: 146-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 0 0 ; Pakistan: 146-5 ; Babar Azam (39), Mohammad Rizwan (9)

Stuart Broad [13.0-4-31-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Babar Azam. 

Over 55, Pak vs Eng live score: 145-5

Over Summary:  0 2 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 145-5 ; Babar Azam (38), Mohammad Rizwan (9)

Sam Curran [10.0-2-23-1] is back into the attack and concedes a double to Rizwan. 

Over 54, Pak vs Eng live score: 143-5

Over Summary:  0 L1 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 143-5 ; Babar Azam (38), Mohammad Rizwan (7)

Woakes continues and bowls with great line and length to Rizwan. Only one leg byes for Pakistan. 

Over 53, Pak vs Eng live score: 142-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 142-5 ; Babar Azam (38), Mohammad Rizwan (7)

Anderson bowls a MAIDEN over to  Babar Azam. 

Over 52, Pak vs Eng live score: 142-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 142-5 ; Babar Azam (38), Mohammad Rizwan (7)

Chris Woakes bowls a MAIDEN over to Rizwan. 

Over 51, Pak vs Eng live score: 142-5

Over Summary:  4 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 142-5 ; Babar Azam (38), Mohammad Rizwan (7)

Anderson continues...

Babar Azam flicks the first ball between mid-on and mid-wicket for FOUR. Babar defends and leaves the next five deliveries. 

Over 50, Pak vs Eng live score: 138-5

Over Summary:  3 0 0 1 0 0 ; Pakistan: 138-5 ; Babar Azam (34), Mohammad Rizwan (7)

Chris Woakes continues and concedes four runs, including a triple to Rizwan. 

Over 49, Pak vs Eng live score: 134-5

Over Summary:   0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 134-5 ; Babar Azam (33), Mohammad Rizwan (4)

James Anderson bowls a MAIDEN over to Babar Azam. 

Over 48, Pak vs Eng live score: 134-5

Over Summary:   0 4 0 0 0 3 ; Pakistan: 134-5 ; Babar Azam (33), Mohammad Rizwan (4)

Woakes continues....

Babar leaves the first delivery alone while flicks the next one on the pads towards deep square leg for FOUR.

Babar Azam leaves and blocks next three deliveries while again flicks the last ball on the pads towards deep mid-wicket for three runs.

Over 47, Pak vs Eng live score: 127-5

Over Summary:   0 0 0 1 0 0 ; Pakistan: 127-5 ; Babar Azam (26), Mohammad Rizwan (4)

James Anderson [15.0-3-35-2] is back into the attack and Babr taps the 4th obe towards leg side, collects a quick single.


Over 46, Pak vs Eng live score: 126-5

Chris Woakes completes his over as play was stopped with two ball remaining. Rizwan defends one while leaves the bouncy delivery to the keeper. 

Eng vs Pak Live updates: Day 2 begins at 5 pm IST

After a much rain delay, the Day 2 proceedings will start from 5 pm IST and the Lunch will be take at 6:30 pm. It would be interesting to see how weather pans out in the afternoon and evening session as rain expected in the later half of the day.


Eng vs Pak Live weather updates: Light rain in Southampton

The scheduled start of Day 2 proceedings have been delayed due to light rain and wet outfield. According to weather forcecast it is going to be cloudy and gloomy throughout the day with another spell of light rain expected in the evening.


Eng vs Pak live updates: Day 2 sessions timing

  • Morning session:  3:30 pm IST (11am local) to 5:30 pm IST (1pm local)
  • Afternoon session: 6:10 pm IST (1.40pm local) to 8:25 pm IST (3.55pm local)
  • Evening session:  8:45 pm IST (4.15pm local)  to 11 pm IST (6.30pm local) with 30 extra minutes available.
  • Overs to be bowled today: 98 overs


Southampton weather live updates

According to weather.com, there is a chances of rain in the morning while afternoon will remain cloudy. The rain might again come back in the evening. 


Day 1 highlights

Rain forced early stumps on day one of the second Test of the three-match series with Pakistan at 126/5 against England here at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
 
Batting first, Pakistan lost the wicket of in-form batsman Shan Masood (1) in the third over of the innings as he was adjudged leg-before wicket on the delivery bowled by James Anderson.
 
Skipper Azhar Ali next came out to bat, and he along with Abid Ali ensured that the side does not lose wickets in a cluster. Rain forced an early lunch interval, and at the break, Pakistan's score was at 62/1 with both Azhar and Abid at the crease.

 
After the lunch break, Anderson bowled tight line and length for the hosts and as a result, he was finally rewarded with a breakthrough as Azhar (20) was caught at the slip cordon. This reduced the visitors to 78/2.
 
With Pakistan's score at 85/2, rain hampered play and the match had to be stopped for about two hours.
 
As soon as play resumed after the tea break, Abid (60) got past the half-century mark, but he was sent back to the pavilion by Sam Curran in the 38th over.
 
In a span of five overs, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes provided two more breakthroughs to England as the duo dismissed Asad Shafiq (5) and Fawad Alam (0) reducing Pakistan to 120/5.
 
With the visitors' score at 126/5, rain played spoilsport again and it forced early stumps on day one.

At Stumps on Day 1: Pakistan 126-5

Pakistan is tottering at 126-5 with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan at the crease. Pakistan has an uphill task on Day 2 as the tourists need to reach 300-run mark to dictate the proceedings. 

Southampton weather live updates

The rain has stopped, though it remains gloomy and threat of more rain. Covers are coming off for now, though.

Eng vs Pak live updates: Rain stops play again

The rain is not going away from Ageas Bowl as rain again stops play in Southampton. England has been on top before rain stopped the play as Pakistan lost its five top-order batsman. Babar Azam and wicket keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan were on crease with 126-5 on scorecard. 

Over 45.4, Pak vs Eng live score: 126-5

Pakistan: 126-5  ; Babar Azam (25), Mohammad Rizwan (4)

Woakes continues and Rizwan collects a single off the 1st ball.

Babar Azam leaves the next one while flicks the 3rd one towards fine leg for a single.

Woakes beats Rizwan outside off before rain stopped play again. 

Over 45, Pak vs Eng live score: 124-5

Over Summary: 1 0 3 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 124-5  ; Babar Azam (24), Mohammad Rizwan (3)

Broad continues and concedes four runs.

Over 44, Pak vs Eng live score: 113-4; Woakes gest Fawad

Over Summary: 0 0 0 3 W 0 ; Pakistan: 120-5  ; Babar Azam (23), Mohammad Rizwan (0)

Chris Woakes [6.0-1-21-0] is back into the attack and Babar Azam defends and leaves the first three deliveries while collects three runs off the 4th delivery.

Fawa Alam, with is open-chested stance, tries to block the 4th delivery but gets beaten, hits in on pads, follows by a loud appeal but umpire remains unmoved. Root takes review and the ball was pitched in line, hitting in line and hitting stumps too. Onfield decision overturned. Fawad Alam lbw b Woakes 0(4)

Mohammad Rizwan, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the last delivery.
 

Over 43, Pak vs Eng live score: 117-4; Broad gets Asad Shafiq

Over Summary: 4 0 W 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 117-4  ; Babar Azam (20), Fawad Alam (0)

Stuart Broad continues and starts the over with a gently loosner on the pads, Shafiq flicks it towards deep mid-wicket boundary for FOUR.

Shafiq slices the next ball towards deep point for no run. A away going delivery from Broad and Shafiq edges the 3rd ball to third slip and Sibley held on the catch just above ground level. Shafiq c Sibley b Broad 5(13) [4s-1]

Fawad Alam, left handed bat, comes to the crease and defends the first ball with his Chandrapaul type open chested stands.

Broad beats the southpaw outside off to end the over. 

Over 42, Pak vs Eng live score: 113-3

Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 L3 0 ; Pakistan: 113-3  ; Babar Azam (20), Asad Shafiq (1)

Sam Curran continues and concedes seven runs, including three leg byes.

Over 41, Pak vs Eng live score: 106-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 2 ; Pakistan: 106-3  ; Babar Azam (17), Asad Shafiq (0)

Stuart Broad [10.0-4-21-0] is back into the attack and tests Babar Azam outside as he beats the batter outside of with a jaffa, that ball seamed as a leg break.

Babar Azam glances the last ball off the over towards deep square leg for a couple od runs. 

Over 40, Pak vs Eng live score: 104-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 104-3  ; Babar Azam (15), Asad Shafiq (0)

Sam Curran continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Asad Shafiq.

Over 39, Pak vs Eng live score: 104-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0 ; Pakistan: 104-3  ; Babar Azam (15), Asad Shafiq (0)

Anderson continues and concedes a couple of runs to Babar Azam. 

Over 38, Pak vs Eng live score: 102-3; Curran gets Abid

Over Summary: 4 0 2 W 0 0 ; Pakistan: 102-3  ; Babar Azam (13), Asad Shafiq (0)

Sam Curran continues...

Abid Ali flicks the 1st delivery towards deep square leg for FOUR.

Abid Ali blocks the next delivery on backfoot before edging the away swinger to second slip. Burns doesn't make any mistan, Abid Ali departs. Abid Ali c Rory Burns b Sam Curran 60(111) [4s-7]

Asad Shafiq, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the remaining two deliveries. 

Over 37, Pak vs Eng live score: 96-2

Over Summary: 2 0 1 0 0 4 ; Pakistan: 96-2  ; Babar Azam (13), Abid Ali (54)

Anderson continues...

Abid Ali drives the first ball without any timing towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs and leaves the next delivery.

Abid Ali collects a single off the 3rd ball.

Babar Azam leaves the next while blocks the 5th one. A short of length delivery and Babar Azam stays tall and tucks it with superb timing towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR, A CLASS ACT from Babar.

Over 36, Pak vs Eng live score: 89-2

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 89-2  ; Babar Azam (9), Abid Ali (51)

Sam Curran continues concedes a couple of runs off the 3rd ball to Babar Azam.
 

Over 35, Pak vs Eng live score: 87-2; Abid Ali hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 87-2  ; Babar Azam (7), Abid Ali (51)

Anderson continues and Abid Ali collects a couple of runs off the 1st ball, completes his FIFTY. 

Abid Ali shows his defensive skill as he fails to score off the remaining deliveries. 

Over 34, Pak vs Eng live score: 85-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Pakistan: 85-2  ; Babar Azam (7), Abid Ali (49)

Sam Curran [5.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack and test Babar Azam outside off, before heavy rain stops play.

Match resumes after tea and Sam Curran completes his over without any addition of run. 

Day 1, Southampton weather live updates

Eng vs Pak Live match updates

According to media reports, the covers are coming off and light is also improving. We may see some more cricket in ten minutes or so. 


Live Weather updates
Accoding to accuweather.com, the evening in Southampton would be cloudy with chances of rain.

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Eng vs Pak live updates: Bad light forces early tea

No rains at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton and due to heavy cloud early tea taken. Inspection is going on with a hope for restart at 8:30 pm IST or 4 pm UK time.

PAK vs ENG LIVE Updates: Latest on Southampton weather

The rain has stopped at the Ageas Bowl. Umpires' inspection at 8:00 pm IST 

Day 1, Southampton weather live updates

According to accuweather.com, the forecast of remaining day is cloudy with chances of rain.

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Eng vs Pak live updates: rain stops play

Here's the second stoppage due to rain today and the hover cover is in place just at time as it's absolutely pelting down at the Ageas. Hoping the rain should stop early.


Over 33, Pak vs Eng live score: 85-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 3 ;  Pakistan: 85-2  ; Babar Azam (7), Abid Ali (49)

Anderson continues and Babar Azam tucks the last delivery towards deep mid-wicket for three runs. 

Over 32, Pak vs Eng live score: 82-2

Over Summary: 0 0 3 0 0  ;  Pakistan: 82-2  ; Babar Azam (4), Abid Ali (49)

Broad continues and Babar Azam defends the first two deliveries while drives the third one towards deep extra cover for three runs.

Abid Ali defends the remaining three deliveries. 

Over 31, Pak vs Eng live score: 79-2; Anderson gets Azhar

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 W 1 ;  Pakistan: 79-2  ; Babar Azam (1), Abid Ali (49)

Anderson continues and tests Azhar Ali outside off before the Pakistan captain edged the 5th ball to second slip. Azhar Ali c Rory Burns b Anderson 20(85) [4s-1]

Babar Azam, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards cover for a single.

Over 30, Pak vs Eng live score: 78-1

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 2 0 ;  Pakistan: 78-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (49)

Broad continues and leak six runs, including a boundary to Abid Ali, who is just one run away from his fifty. 

Over 29, Pak vs Eng live score: 72-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ;  Pakistan: 72-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (43)

Anderson continues and concedes  a single to Abid Ali. 

Over 28, Pak vs Eng live score: 71-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 71-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (42)

Broad continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Azhar Ali. 

Over 27, Pak vs Eng live score: 71-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 71-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (42)

Anderson and concedes a boundary to Abid Ali. 

Over 26, Pak vs Eng live score: 67-1

Over Summary: 0 0 4 1 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 67-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (38)

Broad continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Abid Ali.

Over 25, Pak vs Eng live score: 62-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 62-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (33)

Anderson continues after Lunch and bowls a MAIDEN over to Azhar Ali.

Over 24, Pak vs Eng live score: 62-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 62-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (33)

Stuart Broad [5.0-2-7-0] is back into the attack and tests Abid Ali outside off before rain stops play and forces early lunch.

Broad bowls the remaining two deliveries off the over in post-lunch session and Abid Ali leaves the balls alone. 

 

Eng vs Pak live updates: Covers are coming off

Play to resume shortly as covers are coming off

2nd Test, Day 1: Rain forces early Lunch

An expected thunderstorm has arrived in Southampton, just 10 mins before scheduled Lunch. let's hope the rain clouds move away in 40 mins time and we have full session of play post-lunch.

Over 23, Pak vs Eng live score: 62-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 62-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (33)

Anderson continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Azhar Ali

Over 22, Pak vs Eng live score: 62-1

Over Summary: 0 2 1 2 1 0 ;  Pakistan: 62-1  ; Azhar Ali (20), Abid Ali (33)

Woakes continues...

Abid Ali taps the 1st ball towards mid-wicket but fails to take a single. He glances the 2nd ball on the pads towards fine leg for a couple of runs follows by a single.

Azhar Ali gets a thick outside edge towards deep point for a couple of runs follows by a single towards deep backward square leg.  

Over 21, Pak vs Eng live score: 56-1; Azhar, Abid put up 50-run stand

Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 56-1  ; Azhar Ali (17), Abid Ali (30)

James Anderson [5.0-1-10-1] is back into the attack

Abid Ali collects a single off the first ball.

Azhar Ali defends the next two deliveries while punches the 4th delivery on backfoot towards deep point for FOUR. He blocks the last two deliveries off the over.  

Over 20, Pak vs Eng live score: 51-1

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 51-1  ; Azhar Ali (13), Abid Ali (29)

Chris Woakes continues and concedes a single each to both the batters. 

Over 19, Pak vs Eng live score: 49-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 3 0 1 ;  Pakistan: 49-1  ; Azhar Ali (12), Abid Ali (28)

Sam Curran continues and concedes four runs, including a triple. 

Over 18, Pak vs Eng live score: 45-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ;  Pakistan: 45-1  ; Azhar Ali (11), Abid Ali (25)

Woakes continues and concedes a single off the last delivery to Abid Ali. 

Over 17, Pak vs Eng live score: 44-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 44-1  ; Azhar Ali (11), Abid Ali (24)

Sam Curran continues and concedes a single off the first delivery. 

Over 16, Pak vs Eng live score: 43-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 43-1  ; Azhar Ali (11), Abid Ali (23)

Woakes continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Azhar Ali.

Over 15, Pak vs Eng live score: 43-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 0 ;  Pakistan: 43-1  ; Azhar Ali (11), Abid Ali (23)

Sam Curran continues after the DRINKS BREAK and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

Over 14, Pak vs Eng live score: 41-1

Over Summary: 4 0 1 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 41-1  ; Azhar Ali (10), Abid Ali (22)
 
Woakes continues and starts the over with a wayward delivery down the leg side. Abid Ali gets a faint tickle and ball goes past diving Jos Buttler, FOUR.
 
Abid Ali edges the next delivery straight to second slip, Burns drops a SITTER.  

Over 13, Pak vs Eng live score: 36-1

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan: 36-1  ; Azhar Ali (10), Abid Ali (17)

Sam Curran continue and concedes only a double off the first delivery. 

Over 12, Pak vs Eng live score: 34-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 2 4 ;  Pakistan: 34-1  ; Azhar Ali (8), Abid Ali (17)

Chris Woakes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes seven runs, including a boundary off the last delivery to Abid Ali.

Over 11, Pak vs Eng live score: 27-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  27-1  ; Azhar Ali (7), Abid Ali (11)

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes two runs. 

Over 10, Pak vs Eng live score: 25-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 0 ;  Pakistan:  25-1  ; Azhar Ali (6), Abid Ali (10)

Broad continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen

Over 9, Pak vs Eng live score: 23-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  23-1  ; Azhar Ali (5), Abid Ali (9)

Anderson continues and only concedes a singe to Azhar Ali.

Over 8, Pak vs Eng live score: 22-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 B4 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  22-1  ; Azhar Ali (4), Abid Ali (9)

Broad continue and bowls a MAIDEN over, though, 4th delivery goes for FOUR BYES. 

Over 7, Pak vs Eng live score: 18-1

Over Summary: 2 1 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  18-1  ; Azhar Ali (4), Abid Ali (9)

Anderson continues...

Abid Ali drives the 1st one straight down the ground for a couple of runs follows by a single.

Azhar Ali blocks, defends and leaves the remaining delivery. 

Over 6, Pak vs Eng live score: 15-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 2 ;  Pakistan:  15-1  ; Azhar Ali (4), Abid Ali (6)

Broad continues...

Azhar Ali defends the first 4 deliveries while tucks the 5th one towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Azhar Ali drives the last ball straight down the ground for a couple of runs. 

Over 5, Pak vs Eng live score: 11-1

Over Summary:   0 4 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  4-1  ; Azhar Ali (0), Abid Ali (6)

Anderson continues...

Abid Ali leaves the first one alone while drives the second delivey towards extra cover for FOUR.

Abid Ali defends and blocks remaining four deliveries. 

Over 4, Pak vs Eng live score: 7-1

Over Summary:   0 0 1 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  7-1  ; Azhar Ali (0), Abid Ali (2)

Broad continues...

Abid Ali defends the first two deliveries while edges the 3rd one straight to slip cordon, Sibley at third slip makes a mess of it, drops a SITTER. A single taken 

Azhar Ali defends, blocks and leaves the remaining three deliveries 

Over 3, Pak vs Eng live score: 6-1; Masood departs

Over Summary:   0 W 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  6-1  ; Azhar Ali (0), Abid Ali (1)

Anderson continues...

A hint of movement for Anderson as first delivery nips back, hits Masood on pads, a loud appeal, umpire remains unmoved.

The second delivery is in same line but a bit fuller, beats Masood defence, hits on front pad, PLUMB. Masood lbw b Anderson 1(5) 

Azhar Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease and Anderson tests the batter outside off. 

Over 2, Pak vs Eng live score: 6-0

Over Summary:   0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  Pakistan:  6-0  ; Shan Masood (1), Abid Ali (1)

Stuart Broad, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Abid Ali.

Over 1, Pak vs Eng live score: 6-0

Over Summary:   1 0 0 1 L4 0  ;  Pakistan:  6-0  ; Shan Masood (1), Abid Ali (1)


Masood and Abid Ali are at the crease. Masood is on strike. Anderson opens the attack...

Shan Masood taps the first ball towards cover and collects a single. 

Abid Ali leaves, in his own way,  the next two deliveries alone and in a course of leaving the ball in his own way, he edges the 4th ball towards gully reason for a single.


England playing 11

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.


Pakistan playing 11

Pakistan: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali(c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah.


Archer on Stokes' absence

"We now have to complete the job without Ben Stokes. He is someone we would miss even if he was unable to bowl or hit a ball. He has such an impact in the changing room beyond what he does in the middle," England pacer Jofra Archer wrote in his column for Daily Mail.
 
"If you are going into battle, Stokes is the person you want right next to you. He would never run away from a challenge, but family is so important and he has to be in New Zealand right now," he added.
Jofra Archer

2nd Test, Eng vs Pak live weather updates: No rain at the moment

The morning of Pak vs Eng 2nd test is dry at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. However, there is a forecast of thunderstorms later in the day. Let's hope for the best.

2nd Test, Eng vs Pak live updates: Here's how the pitch looks like

The Southampton pitch is expected to support pacers as it did during Eng vs WI Test series. 


2nd Test preview

England will be eager to register back-to-back series wins on home soil when they take on Pakistan in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series at the Ageas Bowl starting Thursday.
 
England cricket team is leading the series 1-0 following after thrilling three-wicket win in the first Test in Manchester. The stunning comeback victory has firmly put the momentum in hosts' favour going into the Southampton Test.

For England, the one concern will be the absence of star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has flown to New Zealand for family reasons. Although, he didn't have the best of games in Manchester, his mere presence lifts the whole squad and that would be surely missed by Joe Root and his troops. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Ben Stokes. Photo: @Englandcricket


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