Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan ton puts Pakistan on top – Day 2

Younis Khan

Pakistan looks in commanding position with the help of Asad Shafiq brilliant century. He was sent up the order unexpectedly after dismisal of nightwatchman Yasir Shah (26 runs) at number 4 which was surprise because he has sevrved Pakistan at No. 6. Centurion showed much of confidence and determination in middle and brought his team on the top. Asad Shafiq was caught brillianly by Stuart Broad of the bowling of Steven Finn when he was batting at 109 runs.

Moeen Ali gave England much needed breakthrough when he sent back Azhar Ali at score of 49. Younis Khan, who has failed to make a mark in the series so far, joined Shafiq out in the middle with a rebuilding job in hand. They added together 150 runs to take Pakistan into comfortable zone.

Younis Khan stayed at one end while at other end he could see wickets falling at regularly. Misbah-ul-Haq could not stay in the middle as he edged one to gully of the bowling of Chris Woakes. The 38 years old completed his 32nd century playing gem of an inning.

Brief scores: Pakistan 1st Inning 340/6 (Asad Shafiq 109, Younis Khan 101*; Steven Finn 2-71; Chris Woakes 2-52) [Pakistan lead by 12 runs]

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