England have continued building up their run total on the second day of the test at Edgbaston against Pakistan, despite delays caused by rain.
Following an early rain-induced lunch England were on125/2 with Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen at the crease, well ahead of Pakistan with their measly 72 runs from their first innings the day before.
Pietersen, after an edgy first session in which Pakistan missed numerous attempts to get him out, managed to get back into form somewhat, bringing up his half century with a respectable four sent through midwicket off his pads.
Soon after, fellow South African, Trott brought his own 50 up with an excellent drive which also went to the boundary.
However Trott's luck proved not to be as strong as Pietersen's when he was caught out by substitute Yasir Hameed at gully following a ball from Umar Amin, sending him back to the pavilion with 55 runs to his name.
Paul Collingwood then came on to join Pietersen who had been scoring boundaries throughout the session and by tea, which came early at 14:25 thanks to rain, was on 78 runs. Collingwood who only played a couple of overs before tea was on six runs.
By tea England were on 191/3, well ahead of Pakistan's first innings total of 72 all out.