ENGLAND collapsed to 12-3 with star batsman Ben Stokes out for a duck. It took Pakistan just four balls to strike, with Rory Burns lbw for four to towering left-arm paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi.
England captain Joe Root was still on nought when he was given out leg before to Afridi but a successful review spared the skipper.
Pakistan were soon celebrating again, however, when Mohammad Abbas had Dom Sibley lbw, the batsman wasting a review when clearly out.
But there was no need for the third umpire to get involved when Abbas bowled left-handed batsman Stokes for a seven-ball nought with a superb delivery that clipped the top of off-stump.
That left England 12-3 inside six overs.
Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2020