Pacers take England off to a great start

Published: Friday, August 6, 2010, 15:49 [IST]
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Pakistan lose four wickets

Edgbaston: England pacers have got the hosts off to a superb start as Pakistan lost four wickets in the first session of play at first day of the second Test match at Edgbaston.

Stuart Broad had created early inroads as he dismissed opener Imran Farhat for a duck, then he followed it up with his second wicket of Azhar Ali who was dismissed for a 32-ball duck.

Steve Finn had got the second breakthrough for the hosts, as he dismissed captain Salman Butt who scored 7 runs. Anderson got the wicket of Shoaib Malik as Pakistan lost their top four batsmen.

Earlier, Pakistan Captain Salman Butt had won the toss and chose to bat first in the second Test match against hosts England at Edgbaston

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has been dropped for the second Test against England at Edgbaston after a poor show behind the stumps.

Mohammad Yousuf, the Pakistan middle order who arrived in England on Thrusday will also not feature in the Test match.

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test - Edgbaston Scorecard

24-year-old wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is all set to make his Test debut.

Pakistan are trailing the four match series by 0-1.


England: AJ Strauss(cpt), AN Cook, IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, EJG Morgan, MJ Prior†, GP Swann, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, ST Finn

Pakistan: Salman Butt(cpt), Imran Farhat, Azhar Ali, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Zulqarnain Haider†, Mohammad Amir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Asif.


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