Pak, Eng Test ends in draw

London: The second Test between England and Pakistan ended in a draw after the play was interuppted for fifth consecutive day due to rain at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southamptom on Monday.

On the fifth and the final day, the hosts declared their first-innings at 110 for four in reply to Pakistan’s score of 236.

Earlier in the day, the first and the second sessions of the day was washed off due to rain and wet outfield before the play was finally resumed at 7.50 p.m.

England resumed their first-innings at seven for one, with Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley batting at the crease.

Sibley notched up 32 runs off 95 balls before being caught behind the wicket by Mohammad Rizwan off a Mohammad Abbas delivery.

Meanwhile, Crawley (53) smashed a half-century off 99 deliveries besides stitching a 91-run stand for the second wicket with Dibley to take England past 100-run mark.

Subsequently, Ollie Pope departed cheaply for nine runs, while Joe Root (9) and Jos Buttler (0) remained unbeaten at the crease.

On Sunday, Pakistan removed opening batsman Rory Burns for a duck to leave England to seven for one in their first-innings before bad light and subsequent rain played the spoilsport and forced early stumps.

Earlier, England bundled out Pakistan for 236 runs in their first innings, with Mohammad Rizwan (72) and Abid Ali (60) being the top scorers for the visitors.

Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers for England with figures of four for 56, followed by James Anderson’s three for 60. Sam Curran and Chris Woakes also chipped in with a wicket each.