2nd Test: Pakistan declare innings, set England 491

DUBAI: Pakistan set a target of 491 for England to win the second Test after declaring their second innings on 354-6 on the fourth day in Dubai on Sunday.


Younis Khan hit 118 for his 31st Test century while Asad Shafiq made 79 and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored 87.

Earlier, Pakistan had made 378 in their first innings while England replied with 242.

Younis punched paceman Stuart Broad to the point boundary for his 11th four to reach three figures off 193 balls, his third hundred against England.

Pakistan, resuming on 222-3, looked for quick runs to set England a target and secure a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first Test in Abu Dhabi ended in a draw.

Misbah had scored a brilliant 102 in Pakistan’s first innings of 378, but failed to add to his overnight 87. He played an uppish shot to a slower delivery from fast bowler James Anderson which landed in the safe hands of Alastair Cook at mid-off.

Misbah hit eight boundaries and five sixes in his enterprising 147-ball innings.

England’s bowlers failed to make an impact on the fourth-day pitch, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid costing 90 runs in his 22 wicketless overs.

Anderson with 2-22 and Mark Wood 2-29 were the most successful bowlers.

The third and final Test will be in Sharjah starting on November 1.