England will be hoping to continue their domination of the second Test with Pakistan. Alastair Cook and Joe Root both smashed centuries as the tourists toiled on day one at Old Trafford. Here you catch all the details of Day 2 of the second Test match. England are 314 for 4 in their 1st innings.
Pakistan were superb to get a win in the first Test to get the much-needed confidence. England better be ready for some stern tests here too. Pakistan in England is a spicy prospect. First things first, it is a long tour. We have 4 Test matches, 5 ODIs and a T20. Pakistan will get enough with respect to getting their game up in testing conditions. It will not be easy for what is a young team. They will have plenty of chances on the tour in terms of getting accustomed to English conditions.
There will be no two ways about it because such is the length and familiarity of the tour. Pakistan will have to swing it with the bat. That is the only way they can be in the game against a canny English team. England really need not do anything fancy. They just need to be themselves. They have the batters and the bowlers and they just need to stay true to form. Pakistan always like to throw a cat among the pigeons and this tour is their chance.