Eng v Pak Second Test Day Four: Draw On The Cards

Rain Derails Second Test Match

The second Test between England and Pakistan is heading steadfast towards a draw after yesterday’s abandonment. More rain meant there was only an hour’s play on day four at the Ageas Bowl.

Just 96.2 overs have now been bowled in the match out of a possible 360 scheduled. This, because of rain and bad light across the four days.

The play started on time this morning and following a brief flurry from Mohammed Rizwan, England finally bowled Pakistan out for 236 when Rizwan himself fell to Stuart Broad for 72.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: Stuart Broad of England celebrates taking the wicket Mohammad Abbas of Pakistan during Day Two of the 2nd #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl on August 14, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Pakistan Strike Early In Second Test Match

With Pakistan eyeing knocking their hosts over twice in quick succession to level the series, Rory Burns was dismissed by the fourth ball of the innings, however yet rain stopped play with the hosts 7-1.

Despite it looking unlikely to affect the result, Burns’ cheap dismissal continues a run of particularly poor form for the opener, a worry moving forwards for the selectors perhaps.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 16: Rory Burns of England walks from the pitch after losing his wicket to Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan during Day Four of the 2nd #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl on August 16, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Day 5 Preview

As the second Test looks destined to end in a draw, with little time to force a result for either side, barring a miracle and a full days play tomorrow. The third and final Test begins on Friday also at the Ageas Bowl as Pakistan will attempt once more to level.

The rain wasn’t just affecting things down in Southampton, plenty of Bob Willis Trophy matches have also been badly affected on day two, these matches will have to come into life in the final two days, and hope for better weather if we are going to see positive results.

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