ENGLAND VS. PAKISTAN SECOND TEST HIGHLIGHTS
     

The weather played spoilsport during the Second Test at Southampton so there are few highlights of note. England continue to lead the three-Test series by 1-0.

  • The Test is the twentieth to be played in England which did not reach a third innings by the end of the match. The first such occasion was between England and Australia at Lord's in 1902 and the last England against West Indies at Edgbaston in 2012.
  • The number of balls (807) bowled in the Test is the 27th fewest in Test cricket.
  • In a Test held in England, the 807 balls in the Test is the eighth fewest.
  • By runs scored (346), the Test is also tenth lowest in England and the twenty-seventh amongst all nations.
  • Fawad Alam became the twenty-second Test cricketer to register a ten year gap between Test appearances. His absence was 3909 days during which Pakistan played 88 Tests. The longest absence between appearances is England's George Gunn who went a remarkable 17 years and 314 days between March 1912 and January 1930. The player who missed the most Tests for his country before being selected again is England's Gareth Batty with 142.