England has upper hand  by the end of 2nd day of play, while Root scored 254 odd runs.

By the end of days play Pakistan scorecard read 57/4 after the end of 24 overs and England declared for 598/8.

 Pakistan are trailing by 532 runs and have a very tough job to do on the field..The day began  with Root and Chris Woakes with a splendid  103-run mark. 

And that's the end of the second day. A very action packed final session. England have a upper hand on this match, putting forward 589 before declaring thereafter clinging four wickets - three from the very talented Chris Woakes. The first two sessions fully went for Joe Root, with help from Woakes, Stokes and Bairstow, and is leading the team for many good remarks. Can Pakistan bring up this? Masood played well in that session, but it will be a tough time to get to the follow-on of 390. 

It will be very interesting to watch how will Misbah and Masood start of the third days play and to save his nation from a follow-on