TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Rain-soaked draw against Pakistan means England have now gone 14 Test series at home without defeat
- England’s second Test with Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl ended in a draw
- More rain fell in Southampton on Monday leaving only three hours of cricket
- England battled to 110-4 in reply to Pakistan’s 236 with Zak Crawley hitting 53
- The result means England are now unbeaten in 14 Test Series at home
England’s second Test against Pakistan ended in a draw with neither side able to get to their second innings due to bad weather across the weekend.
In another rain-soaked day of cricket on Monday, in which just under three hours of cricket were played, England battled to 110-4 in reply to Pakistan’s 236.
Zak Crawley impressed in getting 53, while Dom Sibley hit 32 runs but the top order pair were dismissed at the hands of Mohammad Abbas.
Here are the key numbers from the second Test at the Ageas Bowl…
Zak Crawley (above) impressed but England’s second Test with Pakistan ended in a bore draw
England’s 110 for four was the lowest score a team has declared on in a Test in England.
The previous lowest was when Australia declared on 111 for six v England at the Oval in 2013.
That match also ended up as a draw. It is the eighth-lowest total England have ever declared on and their lowest since declaring on 77 for four v Pakistan at Lahore in November 2000.
England’s 110 for four was the lowest score a team has declared on in a Test in England
This was the second-shortest five-day Test ever played in England in terms of overs bowled.
There were just 134.3 overs delivered in the match.
The only five-day Test in this country seeing fewer overs was England v Pakistan at Lord’s in 1987 (112.5 overs).
The rain meant the second Test was the second-shortest five-day Test ever played in England
The draw means England cannot lose this series, and they have now gone 14 Test series at home without defeat.
Their last loss on these shores was a two-Test series against Sri Lanka in 2014 which they lost 1-0.