Yasir Shah a Messi look alike Pakistani leg spinner who, after his three-month ban from cricket after failing the dope test makes a return to the test cricket with a bang with his exceptional leg spin bowling on the second day of the Lord’s test where he took 5-64 till the stumps, Day 2.
Although, the wicket was not offering much for the spinners where English spinner Moeen Ali going wicket less after giving 46 runs in just 7 overs with the economy rate of 6.75, Yasir Shah threw all fire to the English batters with his useful variety of the deliveries.
The day started with Pakistan resuming their first innings but, not quite been able to making a mark just give away quick wickets with Sarfraz being the first to get out off the bowling of Woakes making him the first five-fer taker of the Lords test cheaply.
Misbah ul Haq, the centurion also gets bowled by a brilliant Stuart Broad’s in-swinger. Amir joined by Yasir Shah scored some quick runs but then gets caught in the second slips by Root off Broad again ending Pakistan first innings on a decent 339 runs.
Alaister Cook and Alex Hales comes in to open the England innings but, Hales got out early, caught in the slips by Azhar Ali courtesy a great delivery by Rahat Ali, Root joined Cook and then produced partnership of the day that added 100 plus runs to the England innings during which Cook dropped twice off the bowling of Muhammad Amir, once from Hafeez and then from Sarfraz, making him score 81, Root gives away his wicket to Yasir with a rush of blood.
Yasir Shah then took the benefit of the situation and shows Balance and Vince a way back to the pavilion very early, Bairstow and Cook tried to stabilize the innings but Bairstow gets bowled by Yasir playing a bad shot.
Cook joined by Woakes then tried to make a good day out of it, got bowled by Amir who decided to do it himself. Yasir Shah then gets Moeen too, and now Woakes and Broad are there playing a good useful knock for the team with England at 253-7 trailing by 86 runs at stumps day 2.
Big day coming up tomorrow for both the teams.