Root takes England past 300 on stumps

Manchester—England captain Alastair Cook and Joe Root on Friday gave England a firm footing on day one of the second Test after Mohammad Amir got rid of Alex Hales in the seventh over.
Amir sent Hales’s off-stump cart wheeling with a scorching in-swing delivery to dismantle a 25-run opening partnership. Predictably, there were a few jeers as Amir prepared to bowl the first ball of the match.—AFP

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