Belligerent England keep Pakistan waiting

DUBAI: Adil Rashid was unbeaten on 47 as a belligerent England, set an unlikely victory target of 491 by Pakistan, reached 285 for eight at tea on the final day of the second test on Monday.

England resumed after lunch on 187 for six and were another wicket down within three overs, Ben Stokes's wayward drive off paceman Imran Khan going to Misbah-ul-Haq at slip with his score on 13.

That brought Rashid and Stuart Broad together and the pair put on a brisk 60 off 90 balls.

Broad eventually succumbed to a Wahab Riaz in-swinging yorker that thumped into his middle stump, having hit 30 in 42 deliveries.

Mark Wood was 17 not out at the interval.

Starting the day on 130 for three, Joe Root was first to fall for 71 after edging Zulfiqar Babar to Younus Khan.

Misbah heaped on the pressure by positioning helmet-clad fielders at silly point and short-leg, as well as two slips.

Jonny Bairstow initially read the spin well, lurching forward to pad the ball away on occasion and also getting on his heels to defend as necessary.

But he was clean bowled for 22 by a Yasir Shah googly, the ball sneaking between bat and pad.

Jos Buttler (7) again provided feeble resistance, edging Yasir to Younus at slip.