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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The 2nd Test of England vs Pakistan ended in draw: Rain interruption

 The Second Test match between England & Pakistan, which held at Southampton, have ended in draw, due to the rain interruption. England already leads the series by 1-0, by winning the first Test match at Manchester.

ENGvPAK 2nd Test, Rain interruption
ENGvPAK 2nd Test, Rain interruption



The match was interrupted by rain for five days and resulted in draw.


Pakistan scored 236 in the first innings. At the end of the fifth day, England declared 110 in the first innings and drew the match.


Second Test

The second Test between England and Pakistan was played in Southampton. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. The team played only 45.4 overs in the first day's play. The game was interrupted for half a day by rain.


Rain Interruption

In the second day's play, Pakistan were playing their 41st over & again rain interrupted. At that stage, Pakistan were playing with only 1 wicket in hand. On the third day the game was completely abandoned by rain.


First innings

Pakistan finished the first innings with 236 runs in the fourth day's play. England then started the first innings. It rained again as England took only 7 runs in 5 overs & also lost 1 wicket.


Draw

On the fourth day, the rain stopped again with just 10.2 overs. On the fifth day it was interrupted by rain and started again with 45 overs to spare. England declared with 4 for 110 in 43.1 overs. Both teams drew the match as well. England are 1-0 up at the end of two Tests.


The third and final Test between England & Pakistan will be played from 21st August at the same venue Southampton. It's a must win match for Pakistan, to draw the series as 1-1, as England already won the 1st Test match. If the last match also ended as draw, then England will be winning the series.

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