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Pakistan and England draw weather-hit second Test

Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas took two wickets on Monday as a weather-interrupted second Test against England at Southampton ended in a predictable draw.

England were 110-4 in reply to Pakistan’s first innings 236 when home captain Joe Root (nine not out) declared to hasten the end of the match ahead of what would have been the statutory last hour.

Root’s declaration ended a match beset by delays, with the whole of ┬áSaturday’s third day washed out completely.

Mohammad Rizwan, who had impressed behind the stumps in the first Test before top-scoring with 72 in a man-of-the-match innings in this fixture, then missed a chance to stump Crawley, on 37, off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

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