Shaheen strikes before rain stops England-Pakistan 2nd Test again


Shaheen Afridi needed just four balls to remove England’s Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday before bad weather again interrupted the second Test at Southampton.

England were 7-1 in reply to Pakistan’s first innings (236) when rain stopped play at 12:00pm local time on the fourth day.

In gloomy conditions that, with the floodlights on, favoured Pakistan’s pacemen as they had England’s quicks, left-arm fast bowler Afridi produced a superb delivery that moved away from left-hander Burns, who edged to second slip Asad Shafiq.

It took England until the third over to score their first run as Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley struggled against both Afridi and the accurate Mohammad Abbas.