Pakistan gained a foothold into the second Test match as a consequence of a gritty knock from wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan. At the tip of Day 1, Pakistan had been tottering at 126/5 and it regarded like England bowlers might strike early in overcast circumstances on Day 2. But Babar Azam and Rizwan caught collectively to play out the primary session. Azam departed quickly however Rizwan stayed on until the tip of the day to take Pakistan to a rating of 223/9.
He is batting on 60 with quick bowler Naseem Shah on the opposite finish. Batting on the Rose Bowl hasn’t been an easy activity for the Pakistani batsmen and Rizwan mentioned England would additionally not find batting easy on the wicket in Southampton.
For England, James Anderson and Stuart Broad have scalped three wickets every.
“They were difficult conditions, not too dissimilar to some of the wickets in the north in Pakistan. Places like Abbottabad and Peshawar, particularly. But this was the first time in my career I saw the ball seam after 75 overs, right until they took the new ball. I’ve never seen anything like it before. It’ll be very difficult for England, too. They won’t find batting easy,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Rizwan as saying.
The second day of the match received off to a delayed begin as a consequence of rain. In the primary session, solely 15 overs had been bowled and Babar Azam and Rizwan managed to outlive that interval.
However, within the second session, Azam (47) was dismissed by Stuart Broad, and from there, wickets fell in a cluster, and Rizwan needed to take on the cost.
“When we had Babar with me, I was being compact. But when he got out and the tail came in, I knew I would have to go searching for the runs. In this format, you have these phases. At times, you have to stay calm and work hard to preserve your wicket. It would be silly to throw your wicket away when you have Babar alongside you, but the situation changed when he got out. When the tail came in, I attacked, and that worked out very nicely,” Rizwan mentioned.
“This was a new experience for me. When I play domestic cricket, I bat in the top five, so here, batting with the tail was a learning process for me. When we were coming on and off due to rain and bad light, I spoke to Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, and they gave me plenty of advice on how to play. But to negotiate the situation batting with the tail, and how to build up the innings for myself and the team, is very much a learning process and this was a good start,” he added.
The wicket-keeper batsman additionally believes that if the facet manages so as to add 30-40 extra runs to their whole, then the facet would have a preventing probability within the match.
We have fought again and our place is first rate. If we add 30-40 runs, we have now a lot of probabilities. Even if we don’t, and get them out inside our personal rating, the match is on. You take a look at our bowlers, and so they did the job for us in Manchester. England had the fortune on that last day, however our bowlers did an excellent job,” Rizwan mentioned.
“We expect them to repeat that here, given the ball seamed all the time for England. They had a bit of good fortune in that when we kept coming off, they got a bit of rest between their spells, allowing them to bowl longer spells. But our bowlers are young and capable, and we expect to contain them within our total,” he added.
Pakistan had misplaced the primary Test towards England by three wickets, and if the facet desires to win the collection, then the facet has to win the second Test.
(with ANI inputs)