Anderson, Moeen, Woakes bowl England to big win in second Test
MANCHESTER – James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took three wickets apiece as England completed a thumping 330-run win over Pakistan on the fourth day of the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday.
Chasing a mammoth 565 for victory, Pakistan found batting no easier second time round and were dismissed for 234 in the final session as England levelled the series at 1-1.
Anderson struck to remove Shan Masood for one, the opener edging a ball to Alastair Cook at first slip, before trapping Azhar Ali plumb lbw for eight.
Younus Khan then had a left-off before lunch when he was dropped in the slips by Cook off Ben Stokes.
It proved a frustrating day for Stokes who later limped off with a calf injury.
Opener Mohammad Hafeez looked reasonably secure but fell on 42 when he was caught by Gary Ballance at short-leg off a full delivery by Moeen.
Younus continued to live dangerously and his patience snapped when he tried to launch a Moeen delivery over the long-on boundary but was caught inside the rope by Alex Hales for 28.
Captain Misbah-ul-Haq smashed Moeen for six and played aggressively for his 35 before he was bowled by Woakes off an inside edge just before tea.
Sarfraz Ahmed was caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off Woakes for seven, Anderson trapped Asad Shafiq lbw for 39 and Moeen had Yasir Shah lbw for 10.
Wahab Riaz top-edged Joe Root to Cook at short fine leg for 19 and Mohammad Amir, after making an entertaining 29, drove Woakes to Stuart Broad at mid-off.
Earlier, Cook and Root piled on the runs in the morning session, the captain making 76 not out and Root finishing unbeaten on 71 following his Test-best 254 in the first innings as England declared on 173 for one.
The third Test in Birmingham starts on Aug. 3.
England 1st innings 589 for 8 decl (J. Root 254, A. Cook 105, C. Woakes 58, J. Bairstow 58) Pakistan 1st innings 198 (Misbah-ul-Haq 52; C. Woakes 4-67) England 2nd innings (Overnight: 98-1) A. Cook not out 76 A. Hales c S. Ahmed b Amir 24 J. Root not out 71 Extras (lb-2) 2 Total (for 1 wickets declared, 30 overs) 173 Fall of wickets: 1-68 A. Hales Did not bat: J. Vince, G. Ballance, B. Stokes, J. Bairstow, M. Ali, C. Woakes, S. Broad, J. Anderson Bowling M. Amir 11 - 2 - 43 - 1 R. Ali 8 - 0 - 54 - 0 Y. Shah 9 - 0 - 53 - 0 Az. Ali 2 - 0 - 21 - 0 Pakistan 2nd innings (Target: 565 runs) M. Hafeez c Ballance b Ali 42 S. Masood c Cook b Anderson 1 Az. Ali lbw b Anderson 8 Y. Khan c Hales b Ali 28 Misbah-ul-Haq b Woakes 35 A. Shafiq lbw b Anderson 39 S. Ahmed c Bairstow b Woakes 7 Y. Shah lbw b Ali 10 W. Riaz c Cook b Root 19 M. Amir c Broad b Woakes 29 R. Ali not out 8 Extras (b-2 lb-4 nb-1 w-1) 8 Total (all out, 70.3 overs) 234 Fall of wickets: 1-7 S. Masood,2-25 Az. Ali,3-83 M. Hafeez,4-102 Y. Khan,5-145 Misbah-ul-Haq,6-163 S. Ahmed,7-167 A. Shafiq,8-190 Y. Shah,9-208 W. Riaz,10-234 M. Amir Bowling J. Anderson 16 - 2 - 41 - 3 S. Broad 14 - 3 - 37 - 0 B. Stokes 5.2 - 0 - 21 - 0(w-1) M. Ali 18.4 - 1 - 88 - 3(nb-1) C. Woakes 15.3 - 2 - 41 - 3 J. Root 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 Referees Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena Umpire: Rod Tucker TV umpire: Joel Wilson Match referee: Richie Richardson Result: England won by 330 runs. –Reuters