Twitter Reactions: England continue to dominate despite no big scores on day 2

Twitter Reactions: England continue to dominate despite no big scores on day 2

The hosts have extended have extended their lead by 128 runs now.

Dominic Bes
Dominic Bess. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Team England came up with a brilliant comeback on the first day of the Headingley Test. They were down and out after their 9 wicket defeat against the touring Pakistani side in the first Test at Lord’s. Being under the pump, they had tp come up with a fighting show and they did exactly that. English seamers, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, and Stuart Broad scalped three wickets each on the first day to bundle out the visitors for 174 in the first innings.

For Pakistan, Shadab Khan top scored with a fighting counter-attacking 56. Later, the English openers Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook added 53 runs for the first wicket in their response. While Jennings scored 29, Cook mustered 46 with the bat. England finished with 106/2 by the end of day’s play. The action resumed on the second day with skipper Joe Root batting with night-watchman Dominic Bess.

The two batsmen started off cautiously on the day before Joe Root was sent packing on 45 by Mohammad Amir in the first hour of play. Bess was joined by Dawid Malan at the crease. Some stern resistance from Bess and Malan saw the innings go forward at a sluggish yet steady pace. A

mir struck again for Pakistan to dismiss Malan on 28 in the 66th over of the innings. A couple of overs later, Shadab Khan dismissed Bess who scored a very valuable 49 with the bat. Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler continued to take the innings forward with decent batting display. Faheem Ashraf got the wicket of Bairstow on 21 in the final session of play.

Buttler was joined by Chris Woakes at the crease. Woakes headed back to the pavilion after scoring 17 while Buttler remained unbeaten on 34 at the end of the day 2. He found good support from Sam Curran who remained not out on 16. England finished day 2 with 302/7 on the board. The hosts have extended have extended their lead by 128 runs now.

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