Southampton: The second Test match between Pakistan and England has been severely affected by the rain so far and it is set to draw while the fifth and final day of the match remains. In the last four days affected by the rain, only Pakistan's first innings has been completed, while its second and England’s both innings remain. In such a situation, the draw of the test is certain.
On Sunday, only 10.2 overs were possible due to rain on the fourth day. Pakistan started the day by 223 runs for nine wickets after the third day's game was washed away in the rain. Pakistan added 13 runs in 5.2 overs, losing their last wicket in the form of Mohammad Rizwan, who was the team's top scorer with 72 runs.
England responded by scoring seven runs for one wicket in five overs in their first innings, when the game had to be stopped due to rain which could not be started again. At tea time the umpires decided to cancel the day's play as it would have taken at least three hours to prepare the field for play. England is currently trailing by 229 runs with only one day left to play. Shaheen Afridi spoiled England's start. He had Rory Burns caught out by Shafiq before opening the account.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan scored 72 runs with the help of 7 fours in 139 balls. Abid Ali scored 60 and Babar Azam scored 47 runs. Stuart Broad took 4 wickets for the hosts. James Anderson took 3 wickets in his name. Sam curran and Chris Woakes got one wicket each.
As you know that, due to rain, the game could not be played on the third day, while the first and second days could not be bowled all over.