there was one thing more farcical than a Test match being played at a building
site it was Pakistan's batting at an 'under construction' Edgbaston.
the throngs of builders lining half of the ground had any intention of getting
to work, they were kept utterly captivated by the inept batting display which
was unfolding before their eyes.
England bowlers found themselves in a near constant celebratory huddle as the
Pakistan batsmen formed an orderly procession, while a competition for the
longest duck appeared to be the main focus for the tourists.
Salman Butt won the toss and