MACHESTER: England on Saturday declared their innings on the 2nd Day of England vs. Pakistan Test match.
England, batting first, made 589 runs for 8, and declared the inning with some 23 overs play still left on the second day.
The opening batsman Joe Root becomes just the sixth batsman in 132 years to score a Test double century at Old Trafford as he made 254, to help England post 589 runs.
He and Jonny Bairstow have posted a 60-run stand for the seventh wicket as England crossed the 500-run mark.
Wahab Riaz took three wickets on the Pakistan’s side. Mohammad Amir and Rahat Ali shared two each, while Yasir Shah, who was the hero of the first Test with a ten-wicket haul, finally got a wicket in Manchester.
His caught & bowl effort ended a 100-run fifth wicket stand between Root and Chris Woakes.
Amir took two for 63 and Rahat two for 69, with both men bowling 20 overs on Friday.
Joe Root`s unbeaten 141 was the centrepiece of England`s commanding 314 for four on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday.