The first day of the second test between England and Pakistan has finished with bad light bringing an end to play and England firmly in control of the game.

Pakistan had a risible first innings scoring just 72 runs all out in less than 40 overs, with five of their batsmen gone for ducks.

Just before Tea England came to the crease, with captain Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook taking England to 43/0.

After the break Pakistan's bowlers started to make more of an impression with Cook caught out for just 17 by Umar Akmal following a bowl from Mohammad Asif.

In the very next over Strauss was removed after a review found that he'd edged a ball from Mohammad Amir into his pads and then into the hands of Zulqarnain Haider.

However Pakistan's poor performance with the bat was soon being replicated by its fielders, with Imran Farhat, Umar Gul and Haider all managing to drop catches that could have removed Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen.

Their failure allowed the England number three and four to rack up 31 and 36 runs respectively before bad light stopped play and stumps.

By end of play on day one England were 112/2, while Pakistan were 72 all out.