England vs Pakistan 3rd Test: Back after 5 years, Sohail Khan rattles England

By: Agencies
Updated: 04 Aug 2016 01:15 PM

Pakistan's Sohail Khan, centre, celebrates taking the wicket of England's Alex Hales, second right, for 17 during day one of the 3rd cricket Test Match at Edgbaston, Birmingham England on Wednesday. (AP)


BIRMINGHAM: England was bowled out for 297 on the first day of the third test against Pakistan on Wednesday after Sohail Khan took five wickets in his first test match for five years.

Gary Ballance (70) and Moeen Ali (63) hit fighting half centuries, but Sohail's 5-96 vindicated his captain Misbah-ul-Haq's decision to bowl first after winning the toss at Edgbaston.

Ballance shared half-century stands with James Vince (39) and Moeen before being caught down the leg side off leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

The 32-year-old Sohail took two wickets in each of the first two sessions before wrapping up the innings by trapping James Anderson leg before wicket.

Mohammad Amir (2-53) had to wait until the second new ball for his two late wickets, while Rahat Ali also picked up 2-83.