England have made an impressive start to the second test against Pakistan, being held in Edgbaston.

In the first session Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat, a decision they soon regretted after going down to 37/6 by Lunch.

The second session saw a slight improvement from the visitors, with Umar Amin hitting 23 and helping take Pakistan to 63/7 before being caught out by Paul Collingwood off a ball from Stuart Broad.

The loss of Amin brought Umar Gul to the crease and led to hopes of a batting revival as Gul managed to hit a respectable 65 in his first innings of the last test, saving some Pakistani honour. However it was not to be and Gul went for a duck, catching a thick edge on a ball from James Anderson, sending the ball into the unusually capable hands of Kevin Pietersen.

Mohammad Amir was next to go after scoring just 12 runs and the sad innings was finally brought to an end when Mohammad Asif followed in the path of Gul by being caught out for a duck by Pietersen following a ball from Anderson.

Pakistan's final first innings total was 72 all out in less than 40 overs, with five of their batsmen being dismissed for ducks.

England then started their own batting campaign and by Tea had already scored more than half of Pakistan's first innings total for the loss of no wickets.

Captain Andrew Strauss opened up for England scoring 24 runs before tea, while Alastair Cook also made his own contribution by chalking up 17 runs taking England to 43/0 after 11 overs.