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Jul
24
Misbah-ul-Haq looks dejected after losing his wicket. — Reuters
Misbah-ul-Haq looks dejected after losing his wicket. — Reuters

MANCHESTER: England were 11 without loss in their second innings, a lead of 402 runs, when rain forced an early tea on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Alastair Cook, the England captain, was nine not out and Alex Hales two not out.

Earlier, Cook opted against enforcing the follow-on despite a huge first-innings lead of 391 after Pakistan were bowled out for just 198 in reply to England’s 589 for eight declared.

All-rounder Chris Woakes took four for 67, while Joe Root followed his first innings 254, his Test-best score, with four catches at second slip.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored for his side with 52 and shared a ninth-wicket stand of 60 with Wahab Riaz, who made a Test-best 39.

Pakistan lead the four-match series 1-0 after their 75-run win in the first Test at Lord’s last week.

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