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England on top despite Abid Ali half-century for Pakistan

Southampton: Pakistan opener Abid Ali scored a half-century but England’s seam bowlers used the muggy conditions to their advantage to restrict the tourists to 5-126 at the close of a rain-hit opening day of the second Test at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

The tourists chose to bat first and were fortunate not to lose more wickets as the bounce, movement off the seam and swing through the air in hot, overcast conditions was perfectly suited to England’s experienced seam attack.

England's Sam Curran, second left, celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's Abid Ali after the latter made 60 at the Rose Bowl.

England’s Sam Curran, second left, celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan’s Abid Ali after the latter made 60 at the Rose Bowl.Credit:AP

Babar Azam (25 not out) and Mohammad Rizwan (4 not out) will resume on the second morning, seeking to rescue the innings in their bid to rebound from a three-wicket loss in the first test.

Abid (60) was twice dropped at second slip as he rode his luck, before finally being snatched by Rory Burns in that position off the bowling of left-arm seamer Sam Curran, who came into the England side in the place of Jofra Archer.

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