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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.

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