NOTTINGHAM: Despite abysmal performance in the opening match against West Indies, Opener provided the solid start of 82 runs that later consolidated by the middle order and Pakistan posted 348 runs on the board against England at Nottingham.
Muhammad Hafeez classical 84 off 62 with eight fours and two mighty sixes was the core of in the big total. In the middle of the inning, Hafeez and Babar Azam set the platform to cross the 300 marks.
Babar Azam 63, captain Sarfraz Ahmed 55, Imam ul Haq 44, and Fakhar Zaman 36 all contributed for the good come back by the Pakistani batting.
English bowling failed to inspire today, however, Moeen Ali and Wakes showed some skills and each bagged three wickets.