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Burns falls for England as rain plays havoc with second Test

Southampton: Pakistan claimed the wicket of opener Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday to leave England 1-7 in their first innings, but rain forced an early close to day four in the rain-hit second Test at the Rose Bowl.

A little over an hour’s play was possible at the start of the day before rain forced the players from the field, and with more bad weather predicted for Monday, the match is meandering towards a tame draw.

Asad Shafiq takes the catch to dismiss Rory Burns on a rain-shortened fourth day of the second Test in Southampton.

Asad Shafiq takes the catch to dismiss Rory Burns on a rain-shortened fourth day of the second Test in Southampton.Credit:Getty

England bowled out the tourists for 236, with top scorer Mohammad Rizwan (72) being the last Pakistani batsman to be dismissed, and then managed only five overs of their reply.

That was enough time for Burns to lose his wicket as he was caught at second slip by Asad Shafiq off the bowling of Shaheen Afridi in the bowler-friendly conditions.

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