England wrest command

Stubborn Trott-Broad in record eighth-wicket stand

England wrest command

Broad shared a world-record eighth-wicket partnership of 332 with Jonathan Trott (184) after England had been reeling at 102 for seven in their first innings on Friday.

They recovered to reach 446, a total which assumed intimidating proportions when Pakistan stumbled to 46 for three at tea.

Broad, taking the new ball from the Pavilion end, moved a delivery away from Yasir Hameed (2) who was comfortably caught at second slip by Graeme Swann.

Imran Farhat fell to James Anderson for six, edging a catch to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Broad then bowled Pakistan's leading batsman Mohammad Yousuf for a duck.

Pakistan captain Salman Butt counter-attacked with three fours off a Steven Finn over to remain unbeaten on 26 at tea.

Earlier, Trott, who scored 226 against Bangladesh at the same venue this year, took a single off the first ball he faced to bring up his 150.

The pair overhauled the previous eighth-wicket world mark of 313 set by Pakistan's Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq against Zimbabwe in 1996 and looked in no trouble whatsoever before Broad missed a sweep off Ajmal 15 minutes before lunch and was hit on the pads.

Anderson followed for six and Trott was the last man out, caught behind off Wahab Riaz.


ENGLAND (I Innings, O/n: 346/7):
Trott c K Akmal b Riaz    184
Broad lbw Ajmal    169
Anderson c Hameed b Ajmal    6
Finn (not out)    0
Extras (B-4, LB-17, W-7, NB-14)    42
Total (all out, 139.2 overs)    446
Fall of wickets: 8-434, 9-446.
Bowling: Aamer 28-6-84-6, Asif 29-6-97-1, Riaz 27.2-4-92-1, Ajmal 44-5-126-2, Hameed 1-1-0-0, Farhat 10-1-26-0.
PAKISTAN (I Innings)
Farhat c Prior b Anderson    6
Hameed c Swann b Broad    2
Butt (batting)    26
Yousuf b Broad    0
Ali (batting)    10
Extras (LB-1, NB-1)    2
Total (for 3 wkts, 22 overs)    46
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-9, 3-10.

Bowling: Anderson 10-6-10-1, Broad 6-4-10-2, Finn 4-1-25-0, Swann 2-2-0-0.

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