BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan on Thursday started their first innings initially of day two of the third Check towards England at Edgbaston.
Twenty-yr-previous opener Sami Aslam, making his Check return after a yr, joined Mohammad Hafeez to start the path.
After proper-arm quick-bowler Sohail Khan brought about havoc on his comeback with an immaculate line and size to select up his first 5-for within the format, Pakistan have a smooth path of 297 to surmount.
The 32-yr-previous made early inroads by placing an finish to a 36-run opening stand by eradicating Alex Hales within the tenth over of the day.
He eliminated Joe Root, man-of-the-match of the Previous Trafford Check, in his subsequent over to place Alastair Prepare dinner’s males on the backfoot.
As the highest-order crumbled to 3 for seventy five, Gary Ballance (70) and Moeen Ali (sixty three) put up a troublesome struggle and eliminated the “fragile center-order” stigma.
Donning white package on the worldwide degree after 5 years, Sohail returned the innings figures of 5 for ninety six in 23-overs.
Pakistan’s different two pacers — Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali — managed two wickets apiece and Yasir Shah eliminated Ballance to register his solely wicket.
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