The three-day match test series between England and Pakistan started on Thursday when Pakistan chose to bat after winning the toss. The visitors survived the first hour successfully as England batsmen, James Anderson and Stuart Broad struggled to beat the initial duo of Shan Masood and Abid Ali.
The match took a turn when England skipper Jofra Archer broke the opening partnership of 36-runs by crushing the stumps of Abid Ali in the 16th over of Pakistan’s first innings.
Opener Masood along with Pakistan’s vice-captain Babar Azam added a 78 run stand before the rain frustrated their foreign counterparts.
However, England failed to meet the standards it had set in the first session of the day. Babar Azam (69 not out) and Shan Masood (46 not out) were unbeatable as they added a total of 96 runs to the overall 139 runs on day one.
England coach Chris Silverwood told the reporters, “The morning session we bowled very well and showed what we are capable of, The session after lunch we came out and weren’t as good as we should have been.”