Aamer strikes for Pakistan

Aamer strikes for Pakistan

Paul Collingwood was 27 not out with Eoin Morgan on 44, including nine boundaries, after adding 72 for the fifth wicket. Morgan was particularly ruthless with Pakistan's inaccurate spinners, even reverse-sweeping Danish Kaneria for a boundary and at one stage taking six fours in 12 balls.

Kevin Pietersen (9) and Jonathan Trott (38) fell in successive overs after lunch. Openers Alastair Cook (8), caught at first slip, and Andrew Strauss (45), caught behind, were dismissed in the morning by Mohammad Aamer, who has three for 25.

The dry pitch is turning and showing early signs of uneven bounce.  Pakistan have used up their allocated two reviews.

After the unsuccessful Pietersen appeals, Pakistan did not have to wait long for a breakthrough, as England slipped from 116 for two to 118 for four.

A rusty-looking Pietersen, who had played his last first-class innings some seven weeks ago, was bowled by Asif off an inside edge when lunging forward at a ball that seamed back in slightly.

Trott played no stroke to an inswinger from left-arm paceman Aamer and was lbw.
Morgan, on five, survived a vocal appeal for a catch behind off Aamer.

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