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Lord’s Test: Pakistan’s first innings conclude on 339

LONDON: Pakistan have been bundled out for 339 in the first innings of the Lord’s Test on the second day.

Misbah remained top scorer with 114 runs, while Asad Shafiq with 73, was the second highest scorer for Pakistan.

Captain Misbah won the toss and elected to bat first on a pith which look dried but yet a little bit green. This meant that first session of the game can fiery for batting side.

Though Pakistan lost talented Shan Masood early in the inning, but Hafeez and Azhar Ali kept it good unless Hafeez fell for his 40 at the hands of Woaks, Who had been bowling some splendid lines this morning.

At the closing of first session, Pakistan were 72/2.

Azhar Ali left when he was struck before wickets in the second over after lunch. Pakistan were 79/3.  Misbah kept his head down for the rest of the session as Younis was set and playing shots all around the wicket.

THe skipper shifted the gear when Younis left the crease with his total of 33, Pakistan were 143/4.

Misbah began to take charge as soon as spinners were introduced. His partner, Asad Shafiq gave him the best support he could and the pair added 148 runs for the fifth wicket partnership.

Shafiq was out for 73, but Misbah wass unbeaten at 110 at the end of the day. Pakistan were 282 for 6.

When Pakistan resumed the day, Sarfaraz and Misbah added 28 runs for the 7th wicket partnership. That was when Sarfaraz was sent back to hut on 25, Wahab was removed for zero.

Misbah too was bowled by Broad on 114, Pakistan were 316/9. Last wicket partnership added 23 runs before Amir got caught in the slip cordon at 12. Pakistan batting rolled up for 339.

Woaks took 6 wickers for 70 runs, whil Broad grabbed 3 for 71.