England vs Pakistan LIVE second test score: matchday three commentary – TV, cricket live today


Welcome back to the coverage of the Evening Standard England v Pakistan, three rounds of testing.

England lead the series after the opening test in Manchester as they look to record their first home series win against Pakistan in a decade.

But rain brought play to a halt in Southampton on Thursday after 45.4 passes, poor light was the cause on Friday with Pakistan on 233-9 after just 40.2 passes.

After being on the brink, Pakistan has the ninth box office stand of Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Abbasto thanking as they collect a decent score.

Will Macpherson and Malik Ouzia will bring you all the action from the third day of the second Test at the Ageas Bowl…

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The gambling outlook does not look good at the moment. Covers, delayed start and no cricketers in sight. This match is heading towards a draw.

The bookies are the long-term draw in this contest and with just three days (not all of them looking great in terms of time) to come, you can see why.

I guess England’s best hope is probably to get a big score and then play Pakistan for a low price, but against that attack under these conditions I just can’t see it, to be honest.

Welcome back to our coverage of the second test at the Ageas Bowl.

In theory, this morning Pakistan will resume at 223/9, trying to add as many bonus points as possible for the final wicket before England begin their response.

For all of this, however, we need the weather to play ball…

Day 2 recap: Bad Light the Villain as Rizwan frustrates England

Time only allowed 45.4 overs on day one and now, with just 41.2 followed on the second, it’s been a frustrating start to this test match. The problem was first the rain, then the bad light. The weather is currently winning and if you are the type to trust the forecast, it will stay on top.

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England are expected to be the party most frustrated with the events of Day 2 – although their superior order can be relieved that Pakistan remains nine in their first round, meaning Mohammad Abbas’ role has come up to now limited to the bat, rather than barbarism tremble on their foreheads. buffers.

Pakistan gallantly hit, Babar Azam first, then Mohammad Rizwan, to add 97 points for wickets six through nine.

The rain delayed the start by 90 minutes and they started with a one hour morning session. In this period Babar and Rizwan were excellent against solid bowling. Neither of them drove much and they took no chances. Punching backwards in the side of Babar’s leg lifted the gloom, but Pakistan got nowhere quickly; it didn’t matter.

Click here for the full day two report from Will Macpherson.

Update: There you go, the strains have been called. There will be no more play today.

No more frustration and Pakistan will be back tomorrow on 223 with a wicket in hand.

The blankets are coming. Looks like it will be canceled soon.

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The referees are in the middle, the light is not too bad, but I don’t see any prospect of play. They seem to have made a decision some time ago.

It’s not that it looks likely to come into play, but we have to be back by 7pm if we are to take advantage of the extra half hour until 7:30 pm.

This situation is made a little more outlandish by the fact that the Pakistani T20 team is playing a training match on the field just outside the ground, which is not even lit …

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Ridiculous. We leave. Maybe that’s because it’s not going to get much lighter this afternoon.

Ugh. They leave. No player seems impressed.

PAK 223/9 (86.0 out)

Rizwan 60, Naseem 1

Rizwan will have a proper swing now that Naseem Shah joins him. Notice it’s not a good swing, just a good kick, a nice blanket.


GUICHET! Abbas lbw large 2

PAK 215/9 (85.1 out)

Only one balloon required. Large Abbas traps in front, the finger goes up. There are three comments left so he might as well have a look, but it’s plumb.

PAK 215/8 (85.0 on)

Rizwan 53, Abbas 2

Woakes again ends up with a few balls to complete an over and immediately beats the outside edge.

No single from the last one, so whoever takes the ball on the other end will have a chance at Abbas.

Good news, they’re on their way home. The tea has been taken, the scheduled closing is 7pm and we can play until 7.30pm, although it is likely that we are done before that given that we have already been for baad light once and it doesn’t is only 4:30 p.m.

The feeling is that the light is about the same as it has been all day. The referees and the photometer decided otherwise, but they at least have tea early.

Would you believe it? We go out for a bad light.


PAK 211/8 (83,2 overs)

Rizwan 51, Abbas 0

Rizwan wants two very early on and it’s tight – he almost grills his mate – but they come back and it’s a superb half-century.

PAK 207/8 (83.0 of)

Rizwan 47, Abbas 0

It is becoming very frustrating for England. Rizwan finds a way to give Abbas just a ball or two to face each time and so far he’s done a great job defending them.

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TV and Live Stream Details

TV: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket (Sky: 405, Virgin: 504) and Sky Sports Main Event (Sky: 401, Virgin; 501).

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