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England Lions On Top In Abu Dhabi against Pakistan A

Mark Wood,
Mark Wood,
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England Lions enjoyed the best of day two in Abu Dhabi to put themselves in a strong position in the 'Test' match versus Pakistan A.

They ended the day with a lead of 189 and six second-innings wickets in hand after the bowlers had earlier dimissed Pakistan A for 195.

Star of the show was Mark Wood, who bowled quickly and nailed his lengths to take 4-67, while fellow opening bowler Jamie Porter was similarly effective, taking 3-22. There were two wickets as well for off-spinner Dom Bess and one for Jamie Overton.

That left the Lions with a lead of 45 and the batters would go on to build on that good work. Some early wickets left the score at 55-4 but Nottinghamshire's Joe Clarke and captain Sam Billings ended the day unbeaten on 61 and 32 respectively.

Clarke and Billings will resume tomorrow on day three, hoping to help take England towards a second red-ball success on the sub-continent in a week. You can follow the game on the ECB live scorecard here.