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England slump to 4-92 in Pakistan 4th Test

Associated Press logo Associated Press 11/08/2016

England collapsed to 4-92 at lunch against Pakistan's seamers on Thursday's opening session of the fourth and final Test after captain Alastair Cook chose to bat.

England lost 3-5 in the first session with left-armer Wahab Riaz (2-7) having Joe Root (26) and James Vince (1) caught behind off sharp bouncing deliveries at The Oval.

Cook, dropped on 34, added only one more before dragging Sohail Khan's short-pitched delivery back onto his stumps as England, with plenty of batting depth, slipped from 1-69 to 4-74.

Fellow opener Alex Hales was first man out for six, caught by Yasir Shah at mid-wicket off Mohammad Amir's bowling.

Gary Ballance is three not out and Jonny Bairstow is unbeaten on 13.

Riaz replaced injured Rahat Ali and allrounder Iftikhar Ahmed - who dropped Cook at first slip - made his Test debut in place of out of form opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez.

England, who leads the four-match series 2-1, fielded an unchanged team.

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