Hello, cricket fans! We welcome you back to Timesofindia.com for our coverage of the final day’s play in Southampton where the second Test between England and Pakistan awaits its already decided result, i.e., a draw — thanks to the unrelenting day over the past four days.
Here’s a wrap of the state of the game as of now:
Pakistan claimed the wicket of opener Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday to leave England seven for one in their first innings, but rain forced an early close to day four in the rain-hit Test at the Rose Bowl.
A little over an hour’s play was possible at the start of the day before rain forced the players from the field, and with more bad weather predicted for Monday, the match is meandering towards a tame draw.
England bowled out the tourists for 236, with top scorer Mohammad Rizwan (72) being the last Pakistani batsman to be dismissed, and then managed only five overs of their reply.
That was enough time for Burns to lose his wicket as he was caught at second slip by Asad Shafiq off the bowling of Shaheen Afridi in the bowler-friendly conditions.

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