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Cricket Series: Pakistan vs England 2015
Pakistan Squad: (possible): 1 Misbah Ul Haq(C), 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Asad Shafiq, 4 Azhar Ali, 5 Fawad Alam, 6 Imran Khan, 7 Junaid Khan, 8 Mohammad Hafiz, 9 Rahat Ali, 10 Sarfaraz Ahmed, 11 Shan Masood, 12 Shoaib Malik, 13 Wahab Riaz, 14 Yasir Shah, 15 Younis Khan, 16 Zulfiqar Babar
Pakistan ended the 1st day of the opening test against England in a strong position when stumps were called after 87 overs with the score on 286/4.
Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first on a decent looking batting wicket at Abu Dhabi. Mohammad Hafeez opened the batting with Shan Masood. James Anderson struck the first blow of the series when he bowled Masood in the 3rd over of the morning with his score on 2. This brought Shoiab Malik to the crease, and together with Hafeez they saw Pakistan to lunch with the score on 82/1 after 27 overs.
The post lunch session saw Hafeez reach his half century off 99 balls, while Malik reach the same landmark off 117 balls. The pair dominated proceedings with the bat, and took a particular liking to the England spin attack of Ali and Rashid, not allowing them to settle which made the job of the England captain very difficult. Stokes struck a huge blow just before lunch when he trapped Hafeez lbw with his score on 98 off 170 balls. Tea was taken at the fall of the wicket with Pakistan in a commanding position on 173/2.
Malik reached his century after the tea break, using up 182 deliveries. He saw the wickets of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq falling in quick succession at the other end, but managed to keep his composure to see out the day for Pakistan. He ended on 124 not out off 230 balls, proving that experience counts for a lot in the test arena.
England toiled hard in the field, but didn’t manage to get any reward with the new ball late on day one. Asad Shafiq will resume with his score on 11 not out, and together with Malik they will look to get Pakistan to at least 400 on the second day.