Taylor out, Sarfraz again into action

Another brilliant start from Pakistan this morning and this time they have taken down the all-important James Taylor. It was the Rahat, Sarfraz combo again for Pakistan.

Taylor played a fighting knock of 74. He was the main man for England. He came at a crucial stage and held the English innings together. Taylor did all the hard work yesterday and it was his innings that did the role for England.

Pakistan did every trick to take him down but that just didn’t happen. Today however they finally got him down. It was another out swinger from Rahat that pitched and moved away from the right hander.

Taylor fancied his arms but couldn’t execute his shot properly. An outside edge took the ball low to Sarfraz and once again the Pakistani wicket keeper did a fantastic job with his gloves.

Sarfraz had to five to his right to take another lower one. Pakistan got their man. Now there will be a lot of movement in the Pakistani camp. Misbah will try to put in every fielder inside the circle to exert more pressure on the English batsmen.

Pakistan will have to get all the remaining wickets as soon as possible. The scores are almost leveled and if the Englishmen get some decent lead then there will be a lot of problems for Pakistan in the second innings.

The wicket is still behaving like a slow batting track but one cannot be sure about it. The way it behaved on day and then the transforming of itself is a big mystery and Misbah will not take any chance over it.



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