England have had a poor start to the second day of the first test against Pakistan after the team's tail-end collapsed following an impressive performance from Irish-born Eoin Morgan.

Yesterday also saw a shaky start from the home side after number two batsman Alastair Cook lost his wicket for a mere eight runs, however both captain Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott managed to recover things a little taking England to 93-2 when Strauss lost his wicket to Mohammad Aamer.

Kevin Pietersen, as is becoming all too common came on only to disappoint, adding only nine runs to England's score, no doubt earning him yet more of the wrath of Geoffrey Boycott.

However the fightback began when Paul Collingwood and relative newcomer Morgan took to the crease together and added over 200 runs to England's total and held the fort until the start of play this morning.

Their contribution took England from 118-4 yesterday afternoon to 344-6 this morning when both players finally lost their wickets to Mohammad Asif.

Despite bringing England within touching distance of a respectable 400, the tail failed to follow the example of the middle order, with the final four batsmen being removed in only five overs and gaining only 11 runs.

England finished their innings this morning with 354 all out.