After end of the day 2,of the 2nd Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford (Manchester), the home team England is on the driving seat. Starting from the overnight score 314/4, hosts declared after putting 589/8 on the board.
In reply, Pakistan top-orders early dismissals (except opener Shan Masood) put the hosts into very relaxing position at the end of day 2. At the stumps of day 2, Pakistan scored 57 runs after losing 4 wickets.
Brief Scores: England – 589/8 decl. (Joe Root 254, Alastair Cook 105, Wahab Riaz 3/106)
Pakistan – 57/4 (Shan Masood 30*, Mohammad Hafeez 18, Chris Woakes 3/18)
Here are some statistical highlights are given below of the day 2 of 2nd Test:
- England batsman Joe Root began the day on the overnight score 141 runs and hit a magnificent double-century. Root was dismissed for 254 runs. It was the 4th double-century by an English batsman against Pakistan in Test history and also it was only the 2nd double-century by an English batsman against Pakistan in a home Test. The other 3 England batsmen, who had scored double-century against Pakistan in Test history are – Denis Compton (278 at Nottingham in 1954), Ted Dexter (205 at Karachi in 1962) and Alastair Cook (263 at Abu Dhabi in 2015).
Also, Joe Root’s 254 innings was the 3rd highest score by a batsman at Old Trafford. The other two highest scorers in the Old Trafford were: former Australian batsman Bob Simpson (311 against England in 1964) and former England batsman Ken Barrington (256 against Australia in 1964).
- Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah conceded 213 runs in the 1st innings of this Test match while he was successful in taking only one wicket. At the end of the 1st innings, Yasir Shah’s figures were 54-6-213-1. He is the 4th in a list of bowlers to concede most runs in a Test innings on England soil. Also, he is the 4th in a list of most runs conceded by a Pakistan bowler in a Test innings history and 2nd most runs conceded by a Pakistan spinner in a Test innings history.
- During the 1st innings of this Test match, 3 Pakistan bowlers conceded more than 100 runs. These three Pakistan bowlers are Rahat Ali (2/101), Wahab Riaz (3/106) and Yasir Shah (1/213). It was the 9th time in a Test cricket against England that minimum 3 Pakistan bowlers conceded more than 100 runs. Also, it was the 7th time out of those 9 incidents that there is no 5-wicket haul bowler.
- England declared their first innings at 589/8. It was England’s 2nd highest total against Pakistan in a Test innings and highest total against Pakistan in a home Test innings. The highest total for England against Pakistan in a Test innings is 598/9 (decl.) at Abu Dhabi in 2015.
- During 589/8 (decl.) innings, England team put on 3 century partnerships. It was the 4th time in Test history for England against Pakistan that England put 3 century partnerships in the same innings. It is the most number of century partnership for England against Pakistan in a Test innings.
Also, during that 589/8 (decl.) innings, England team put five 50+ runs partnerships. It is the 7th time in a Test history for England against Pakistan that they had five 50+ runs partnerships in the same innings. The most 50+ runs partnership for England against Pakistan in a same Test innings is Six (twice).