Former English skipper Nasser Hussain has said that England were ‘clumsy’ during the second day third Test match as Pakistan gained control of the match through a strong batting display.
Hussain added that, at times, the English bowlers bowled well but they were not consistent enough in their line and lengths. The former right handed batsman said that when the conditions are not helpful the bowling attack tends to look one dimensional and less effective.
“The bowlers kept going well, with Steve Finn touching nearly 90 miles per hour, but they have been a little bit clumsy,” Hussain told Sky Sports.
“The attack is a little bit one-dimensional on days like this – when it swings they look wonderful but when they need something else, that’s when they look like they’re scratching their heads.
“It’s not been a great two days for England – Gary Ballance said it’s a pitch you’re never in on but Pakistan have looked pretty much in on it, so all credit to them.”
Pakistan resume day 3 on 257/3 and still trail England by 4o runs. Younis Khan, unbeaten on 21, will be joined by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq as the duo look to get Pakistan to a big lead and bat England out of the match.