England have ripped through Pakistan's batsmen in the morning session of the first day of the second test match, being held at Edgbaston.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat, a decision they may well be rueing after going down to 37/6 by the lunch break.

The first wicket fell when Imran Farhat went for a duck after knocking a ball from Stuart Broad into the hands of England wicketkeeper Matt Prior.

Captain Salman Butt was next to go and became Pakistan's second highest scorer in the innings with a mere seven runs before being caught by Graeme Swann off a ball from Steven Finn.

Shoaib Malik then lost his wicket after scoring just three runs, this time James Anderson claiming the wicket, Azhar Ali went soon afterwards and became Pakistan's second of three ducks in the innings so far.

Umar Akmal made the biggest impression at the crease, but even he could only manage 17 runs before he lost his wicket leg before to Finn.

Pakistan, already on the rocks, managed to get even worse when they lost their sixth wicket, with Zulqarnain Haider becoming the third of Pakistan's ducks and the third of Broad's wickets.