Stuart Broad makes early breakthrough for England

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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Stuart Broad struck early for England on day two of the second Test, with the wicket of centurion Misbah-ul-Haq in Dubai.

Broad joined the wicket-takers – five bowlers with one each – when Pakistan captain Misbah went to the fifth ball of the day for his overnight 102.

The tourists therefore had the opportunity of further reward for their admirable efforts in the field so far, after losing the toss.

But Asad Shafiq (65no) stood in their way – and in the first hour of an extended morning, he and the adventurous Sarfraz Ahmed moved to 326 for five.

As in the previous two sessions, England took a wicket before there was any addition to the score – this time Misbah lbw falling across the line to a delivery DRS demonstrated would have hit the top of leg-stump.

At the other end, again as on day one, Mark Wood set about testing Pakistan out with the short ball.

But Shafiq became the fourth batsman to pass 50 in the innings, his coming in 111 balls – and then, following his partnership of 104 with Misbah, combined effectively with Sarfraz.

There was a complicating factor for each team, in the battle between James Anderson and the Pakistan wicketkeeper.

Anderson received a second warning for running on the pitch, meaning he must not transgress again in the innings or face a mandatory ban from the attack for its remainder.

Sarfraz was hit twice on his bottom hand by Anderson, the first time advancing and cheekily crouching to sweep – and then needed treatment on the injury.

Published: Friday 23rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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