England level series


July 26, 2016
England's Chris Woakes


England dismissed Pakistan for 234 yesterday to win the second Test by 330 runs with a day to spare and level the four-match series 1-1.

Pakistan's batting crumbled against England's impeccable seamers with the second innings ending after tea as the tourists chased an unlikely record target of 565.

Chris Woakes grabbed three for 41 to stretch his wicket tally to 18 in two Test matches, while James Anderson and off-spinner Moeen Ali also picked up three wickets each.

Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with 42 but Pakistan always looked vulnerable against England's all-time leading wicket-taker Anderson, who missed his team's 75-run defeat at Lord's in the first Test due to injury.

"We were really good, there wasn't too much that could've gone better," England captain Alastair Cook said.

"Really pleased about the character, the manner in which everyone batted, we had a better tempo."

Earlier, Cook (76) and Joe Root (71) smashed rapid unbeaten half centuries before England declared its second innings at 173-1 for an overall lead of 564.

Final scores: England 589 for eight declared and 173 for one declared; Pakistan 198 and 234.

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