Pakistan profits from England fielding lapses to reach 97-2

Pakistan's Yasir Shah in action during day two of the Fourth Test match against England at The Oval, London, Friday Aug. 12, 2016. England lead the Test series 2-1 going into the fourth Test. (John Walton / PA via AP)
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LONDON (AP) Pakistan capitalized on England's fielding lapses to reach 97-2 at lunch Friday and trail by 231 runs in the fourth and final test.

Overnight batsman Azhar Ali was dropped on the second day at the Oval by Steven Finn off his own bowling to remain unbeaten on 36.

Asad Shafiq, who got a pair in the third test, was 24 not out after being promoted ahead of Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

Earlier, resuming at 3-1, Pakistan lost only nightwatchman Yasir Shah (26), who also got a reprieve when Alex Hales grassed a sitter in gully off Chris Woakes' first delivery.

Shah and Ali put on 49 runs before Steven Finn finally ended the partnership when Shah was caught by Joe Root at the second attempt in the slips.