Pakistan slumps to 47-2 after England setup 565-run target

England's Joe Root, left, and captain Alistair Cook walk off after declaring in their second innings against Pakistan during day four of the second test at Old Trafford, Manchester England Monday July 25, 2016. England declared on 173 for one leaving Pakistan 565 runs to win. (Richard Sellers/PA via AP)
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) James Anderson's twin strike left Pakistan lurching on 47-2 at lunch after England setup a world record 565-run target on the fourth day of the second test on Monday.

Anderson got Shan Masood and Azhar Ali out with his sharp seam bowling, but Younus Khan was dropped by captain Alastair Cook at first slip.

Pakistan, which conceded a 391-run first innings lead, needs to survive the remaining five sessions to stop England from levelling the series at 1-1.

Earlier, Cook and Joe Root smashed unbeaten half centuries as England blazed 75 runs in 40 minutes before declaring at 173-1.

Cook struck 76 off 78 balls and Root – scorer of 254 in the first innings – continued his onslaught with 71 off 48 deliveries.

Cook scored 105 in the first innings for his 29th test century.