A Cook c Ahmed b Ali 46 K Jennings c Ahmed b Ashraf 29 J Root c Ahmed b Amir 45 D Bess c Shafiq b Khan 49 D Malan c Sohail b Amir 28 J Bairstow c Ahmed b Ashraf 21 J Buttler not out 34 C Woakes c Ahmed b Abbas 17 S Curran not out 16 Extras 8b 9lb 0nb 0pen 0w 17 Total (96.0 overs) 302-7
With plenty of cloud overhead and the floodlights on, conditions were never easy and even the dashing Bairstow and Buttler failed to dominate.
The Yorkshire keeper looked at ease in his home surroundings and struck successive boundaries in the 80th over before thin-edging his next ball to the `keeper.
That left Buttler, back in the side after being recalled for the previous test, to again prove there is more to his game than one-day belligerence.
Just as at Lord’s in the first test, where he led the resistance with a fine 67, Buttler looked Fall of Wickets : 1-53 Jennings, 2-104 Cook, 3-138 Root, 4-200 Malan, 5-212 Bess, 6-260 Bairstow, 7-285 Woakes To Bat: Broad, Anderson Bowling Amir 21 4 64 2 Abbas 22 8 60 1 Ali 19 4 68 1 Ashraf 17 4 43 2 Khan 17 2 50 1 Umpire Rodney Tucker Umpire Bruce Oxenford Video Paul Reiffel Match Referee Jeffrey Crowe perfectly at ease in the longer form of the game, taking full advantage of the occasional good fortune that came his way.
Pakistan will rue dropping him when still in single figures — Hasan Ali spilled a sharp chance at midwicket — and, try as they might, the tourists failed to coax him into another indiscretion.
When Chris Woakes (17) was out, Buttler was joined by Curran, who had a memorable final day as a teenager by becoming the ninth successive batsman to reach double figures.