The second Test between Pakistan and England began on July 22, 2016, at Old Trafford from 3:30 p.m. IST.

The hosts who won the toss elected to bat first, and they have already faced an early blow as Hales walked to the pavilion after getting clean bowled to a Mohamed Amir delivery.

Cook and Root are batting perfectly for the European side, and the duo has steadied their ship in style within an hour. As per latest updates, England has scored 95 runs for the loss of one wicket after 27 overs.

Ben and Anderson return to the English squad, and they will be trying their best to level the series after a failure in the first one.

The England coach has decided to omit Jake and Steve Finn from the XI.

After the toss, Alastir Cook told that serious repairs need tobe done to the play in order to come back. The captain also lauded Stokes saying that he is a genuine all-rounder whom every skipper wish to have in the team.

England has not lost a single Test at this venue, and this is the major thing which enhances their prospect of winning.

Misba ul Haq, the skipper after the tossing, stated that he would have batted first if given an opportunity.

He added that the pitch is flat, and it is an absolute batting paradise.

The hosts retained the same playing eleven which triumphed in the opening encounter at Lords. As per Haq, a change in the unit may deteriorate the overall morale of thewinning combination as the track supports swing..

The controversial Aamir, who was penalized for putting the sport into bad repute, was included, and it was he who got the first breakthrough.

TV Telecast News

Star Sports 1 and HD are telecasting this crucial outing in India. Those residing in the United States can tune into ESPN 3 to enjoy the action.

In theUK, Sky Sports will be showing the game live.

PTV Sports will be beaming the Tests in Pakistan, and the onlinestream is also available on their official portal.

The cricket season has just started, and India is playing the West Indiesin their opener.

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