Edgbaston Timeline

How the first day unfolded
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11.30 Something had to give and at last it does as Imran Farhat edges a lifter behind. Pakistan are one down.

11.55 And then went the captain, driving, and edging to second slip.

12.03 The 15th over, only 12 runs scored, and Shoaib Malik prods at one going away from him which ends in the hands of wicketkeeper Matt Prior.

12.25 Defying the state of the pitch and the match, Umar Akmal cheekily chips Stuart Broad over square leg for six.

12.26 Having faced 31 balls without scoring and without looking like doing so, Azhar Ali is beaten by one cutting back and is leg-before.

12.49 Akmal, top scorer with 17, is beaten by Steve Finn and lbw.

12.54 Poor Zulqarnain Haider edges behind, becoming the 55th player to be dismissed by his first ball in Test cricket.

2.00 England drop a catch, once common or garden, now a newsworthy event as Graeme Swann puts down a straightforward chance at second slip from Mohammad Aamer.

2.05 Aamer given out lbw but asks for a review and is successful.

2.15 Amin pushes at a ball going across him and is taken smartly by Paul Collingwood at third slip.

2.23 Umar Gul slices head-high to gully. Pietersen takes the catch

2.30 Aamer, driving, falls to a splendid catch by Alastair Cook, running back from mid-off.

12.39 The innings closes after just three hours when Asif is caught high in the gully, Pietersen again

3.06 Cook, on five, reprieved on review for leg-before.

4.05 Cook departs for just 17, pulling, caught off his glove at slip.

4.10 Andrew Strauss out after Pakistan's review for a catch behind is upheld.

4.25 Jonathan Trott, on eight, dropped by Farhat at first slip, a regulation offering.

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