England vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1: England in complete control after bowling Pakistan out for 174

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England pace bowler Stuart Broad dismissed Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali and Usman Salahuddin

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England seamers Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Chris Woakes combined to take nine wickets and bowl Pakistan out for 174 on the opening day of the second Test at Headingley.

In response, England scored 106/2, which left them trailing by 68 runs going into the second day.

Choosing to bat first, Pakistan made a dismal start to their innings as opener Imam-ul-Haq was caught by England captain Joe Root at third slip off the bowling of Broad for a duck.

Imam’s dismissal came just four balls after he successfully reviewed an lbw decision.

Imam’s opening partner, Azhar Ali, failed to have an impact as well as he was given out lbw off the bowling of Broad for two runs.

Haris Sohail and Asad Shafiq managed to add 32 runs to the score before Sohail was caught by Dawid Malan in the slip cordon off the bowling of Woakes for 28.

Shafiq went on to make 27 before he was caught by Alastair Cook at slip off the bowling of Woakes.

Things went from bad to worse for Pakistan as skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, debutant Usman Salahuddin and Faheem Ashraf were all removed in quick succession.

With Pakistan reeling at 79/7, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Amir managed to forge a 34-run partnership before Amir was caught behind off the bowling of Anderson for 13.

Shadab and Hasan Ali added another 43 runs before Hasan was caught and bowled by Woakes for a 16-ball 24.

Pakistan ended up being bowled out for 174 when Shadab was caught by Keaton Jennings at deep midwicket for a career-best 56, which came off 52 balls and included 10 boundaries, to give debutant Sam Curran his first Test wicket.

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Shadab Khan scored his third Test fifty

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Anderson, Woakes and Broad picked up three wickets apiece, while Curran chipped in with one.

Trailing by 174 runs, England made a solid start to their innings as Cook, who surpassed Allan Border’s record for the most consecutive Tests matches played, and Jennings amassed a 53-run partnership before Jennings was caught behind off the bowling of Ashraf for 29.

Cook and Root kept the runs flowing with a 51-run stand before Cook was caught behind off the bowling of Hasan for 46.

Root and Dominic Bess, who was sent in as the nightwatchman, added two runs to the score before stumps was called.

Root finished on 29 off 50 balls, which included five boundaries, while Bess has yet to get off the mark.

Ashraf and Hasan claimed one wicket each.

England ended day one on 106/2 and will continue batting on Saturday at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.

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