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England vs Pakistan: Bowlers take England to series leveling win against Pakistan

Chasing a mammoth 565 for victory, Pakistan found batting no easier in the second innings as England win the second Test by 330 runs.

By: Reuters | Manchester |
July 25, 2016 10:51:32 pm
England vs Pakistan, Pakistan vs England, Eng vs Pak, Pak vs Eng, England cricket, Pakistan cricket, Chris Woakes, Joe Root, James Anderson, Moeen Ali, Cricket news, Cricket Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took three wickets each as England defeated Pakistan by 330 runs to level the series 1-1. (Source: Reuters)

James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took three wickets apiece as England completed a thumping 330-run win over Pakistan on the fourth day of the second test at Old Trafford on Monday.

Chasing a mammoth 565 for victory, Pakistan found batting no easier second time round and were dismissed for 234 in the final session as England levelled the series at 1-1.

Anderson struck to remove Shan Masood for one, the opener edging a ball to Alastair Cook at first slip, before trapping Azhar Ali plumb lbw for eight.

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Younis Khan then had a left-off before lunch when he was dropped in the slips by Cook off Ben Stokes.

It proved a frustrating day for Stokes who later limped off with a calf injury.

Opener Mohammad Hafeez looked reasonably secure but fell on 42 when he was caught by Gary Ballance at short-leg off a full delivery by Moeen.

Younus continued to live dangerously and his patience snapped when he tried to launch a Moeen delivery over the long-on boundary but was caught inside the rope by Alex Hales for 28.

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Captain Misbah-ul-Haq smashed Moeen for six and played aggressively for his 35 before he was bowled by Woakes off an inside edge just before tea.

Sarfraz Ahmed was caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off Woakes for seven, Anderson trapped Asad Shafiq lbw for 39 and Moeen had Yasir Shah lbw for 10.

Wahab Riaz top-edged Joe Root to Cook at short fine leg for 19 and Mohammad Amir, after making an entertaining 29, drove Woakes to Stuart Broad at mid-off.

Earlier, Cook and Root piled on the runs in the morning session, the captain making 76 not out and Root finishing unbeaten on 71 following his test-best 254 in the first innings as England declared on 173 for one.
The third test in Birmingham starts on Aug. 3.

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