Yasir Shah takes 3 wicket as England reduces to 153-4

LONDON: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took three wickets to make amends for Pakistan's two dropped catches of Alastair Cook as England reached 153-4 at tea Friday on the second day of the first cricket test.

Cook had lucky escapes on 22 and 55 off Mohammad Amir, returning after a five-year ban for spot-fixing, and was batting on 75.


England still trails Pakistan by 186 runs after the visitors were bowled out for 339 in the first session. Fast bowler Chris Woakes grabbed 6-70 after Pakistan resumed at 282-6 with captain Misbah-ul-Haq adding only four to his overnight 110.

Shah (3-22) broke the 110-run stand between Cook and Joe Root (48) when the latter played a sweep before the leg-spinner had James Vince (16) and Gary Ballance (6) lbw in quick succession.