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Key stats for Pakistan opening MANCHESTER: Poor starts have been a problem for Pakistan in their ongoing four-Test series in England, which now stands leveled at 1-1 after the hosts' 330-run thumping win in the second match at Old Trafford on Monday.But Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood are not the first Pakistan opening pair to struggle in English conditions.Indeed you have to go back to 1996 for the last time a Pakistan first-wicket duo put on a fifty stand in a Test against England in England.Below AFP Sport looks back at that lengthy list of short-lived opening stands by Pakistan against England in England (batsmen, stand, innings of match, venue, year):Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood 27 2 Old Trafford 2016Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood 7 4 Old Trafford 2016Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood 38 1 Lord's 2016Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood 2 3 Lord's 2016Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed 9 2 Lord's 2010Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed 7 3 Lord's 2010Imran ...

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England level series after thumping second Test victory Poor starts have been a problem for Pakistan in their ongoing four-Test series in England. England leveled the Test series against Pakistan after beating the visitors in the second Test by 330 runs. England bowlers James Anderson, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali were the main destroyers and had Pakistan on the ropes. Earlier, England opted to bat first in the second Test and posted 589 on the board courtesy ton from Captain Alastair Cook and ...

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Cook glad to get 'carried along' with Root MANCHESTER: Alastair Cook said batting with Joe Root encouraged "blockers like me" to go for their shots after England's senior batsmen dominated Pakistan's attack in a crushing second Test victory at Old Trafford.England beat Pakistan by 330 runs on Monday, winning with more than a day to spare as they levelled the four-Test series at 1-1 following the tourists' 75-run success at Lord's.Cook and Root scored 506 runs between them for just twice out at ...

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Cricket: England v Pakistan 2nd Test scoreboard MANCHESTER: Completed scoreboard on the fourth day of the second Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday:England 1st Innings 589-8 dec (J Root 254, A Cook 105, C Woakes 58, J Bairstow 58; Wahab Riaz 3-106)Pakistan 1st Innings 198 (Misbah-ul-Haq 52; C Woakes 4-67)England 2nd Innings (overnight: 98-1)A. Cook not out 76A. Hales c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 24J. Root not out 71Extras (lb2) 2Total (1 wkt dec, 30 overs, 126 ...

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Anderson in the wickets as England rout Pakistan MANCHESTER: James Anderson marked his return to international duty with three wickets as England beat Pakistan by a massive 330 runs to win the second Test at his Old Trafford home ground on Monday.Pakistan, set a mammoth 565 for victory, were bowled out for 234 in their second innings after tea on the fourth day. This was England's fifth-biggest Test win in terms of runs. But England's joy in levelling the four-match series at 1-1 ...

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England's biggest runs wins in Tests MANCHESTER: England's 330-run victory over Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday was their fifth-biggest victory in terms of runs at this level.England's biggest runs wins in Tests (margin, opposition, venue, year):675 runs v AUS Brisbane 1928354 runs v PAK Trent Bridge 2010347 runs v AUS Lord's 2013338 runs v AUS Adelaide 1933330 runs v PAK Old Trafford 2016Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Ali strikes as England lose Stokes MANCHESTER: Moeen Ali took two wickets as England moved closer to victory in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday.However, the second session of the fourth day also saw England all-rounder Ben Stokes leave the field with a calf injury.At tea, Pakistan were 161 for five in their second innings, needing a further 404 runs to reach their huge victory target of 565.Asad Shafiq was 35 not out and Sarfraz Ahmed five ...