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England in control of Second Test

Kevin Pietersen in action at Edgbaston


Kevin Pietersen in action at Edgbaston

England took full control of the npower Second Test at Edgbaston as Pakistan crumbled to 72 all out in their first innings.

Salman Butt’s decision to bat first in ideal bowling conditions backfired spectacularly as Pakistan registered their worst ever batting performance against England.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad claimed four wickets apiece, while Steven Finn collected two as the tourists were made to pay for a timid approach.

England moved to 112-2 by the time bad light and rain ended play early, with Pakistan’s woes compounded by another shoddy fielding display.

Jonathan Trott is 31 not out and Kevin Pietersen, after surviving two dropped catches, is on 36 to give England a 40-run lead already.


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