| GEO Sports|
| Pakistan in dire straits against England|
| Updated at: 1756 PST, Friday, August 06, 2010|
BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan were in danger of being bowled out for their lowest ever total after collapsing to 37 for six at lunch on the first day of the second Test against England at Edgbaston here Friday.
Accurate swing bowling in overcast conditions, as had been the case when Pakistan were dismissed for just 80 -- their lowest total against England - on the way to a crushing 354 run first Test defeat at Trent Bridge on Sunday, again proved the tourists' undoing after captain Salman Butt had won the toss.
Stuart Broad led the way with three wickets for 10 runs in 35 balls on the way to lunch figures of three wickets for 12 runs in overs.
Steven Finn weighed in with two for 10 in eight while James Anderson, Pakistan's chief tormentor at Trent Bridge with a career match-best 11 for 71, had one for 12 in eight.
Pakistan's lowest Test total is the 53 they made against Australia at Sharjah in 2002.
Only Umar Akmal, whose 17 accounted for nearly half of Pakistan's runs, showed any resistance.
Umar Amin was six not out and Mohammad Aamer nought not out.
Broad, on the ground where a fortnight ago he took a first-class career-best eight for 52 for Nottinghamshire against Warwickshire, began this latest Pakistan collapse.
Imran Farhat completed a 24-ball nought when he edged a good length Broad delivery, angled across the left-hander, through to wicketkeeper Matt Prior.
And eight for one became nine for two when fellw left-handed opener Butt attempting a rare attacking shot, edged a drive off Finn to Graeme Swann at second slip.
Butt spent nearly an hour at the crease for seven runs.
Shoaib Malik (three) was then well caught by Prior, diving across first slip, off Anderson.
Umar Akmal took only two balls though to score a boundary when he clipped Anderson off his pads.
And he subsequently whipped Broad legside for an audacious six.
But Pakistan saw Azhar Ali lbw to a Broad inswinger for a 32-ball nought.
Umar Akmal was also lbw to Broad but replays suggested the ball had pitched outside off-stump. However, Pakistan chose not to refer South African umpire Marais Erasmus's verdict to the Decision Review System.
Zulaqarnain Haider had been handed a Test debut after fellow wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was dropped after making two noughts and missing several chances at Trent Bridge.
But the 24-year-old fell for a first ball duck, caught behind off Broad.