England won the second international Test match against Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs. Pakistan batted in the first inning scoring 174 runs. England bowlers toppled the visitors in 48.1 overs with Stuart Board knocking down three wickets for 38 runs in the first innings. England chased down and lead the score in the second innings hauling the tally to 363. The innings was bolstered by Jos Buttler scoring an unbeaten 80. Pakistan played the next inning to score 134, as the line-up had to wrap up the inning in 46 overs. In the innings Dominic Bess and Stuart Board shared 3 wickets each. Pakistan bowlers could scratch out 33 runs off Bess, while Broad gave out 28.
The international Test match was over in 3 days with England sealing another Test victory. Pakistan started the first day of the match, but the end, it was England who dominated with a strong batting. The visitor’s innings was complete before the tea break while. Earlier, the team reached 100 runs playing 35.5 overs. To accumulate the next 50 runs, the team played until 43 overs. It was middle order batsman Shadab Khan who pushed forward with his enterprise of 56 off 52 balls. His half century knock came up as the highest score in the innings.
England started its strike just before the tea break. By the day’s end Pakistan bowled 37 overs to take down 2 wickets. Faheem Ashraf took down Keaton Jennings in the 17th over, while Hasan Ali bowled Alastair Cook in before the day’s end, in the 35th over. Cook scored 46 runs playing 106 balls. England scored 106 runs with Joe Root and Bess as the overnight batsmen.
England played the second day starting its strike in the wet ground of Leeds. The team scored 200 runs in 64.4 overs losing three wickets. Root played 44 overs, striking 72 balls for 45 runs. Bess played to the 69th over knocking 49 runs. Still it was Jos Buttler who plundered the highest score of 80 runs at the middle order. The batsman remained unbeaten playing until the last 107th over.
In the final innings of the match, Pakistan’s best scores were 34 off Imam-ul-Haq and Usman Salahuddin’s 33. Rest of the players could not reach a double-digit figure. The innings set off and got over in the third day itself.
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