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01 Dec, 2022 10:30 (IST)

Result

England in Pakistan, 3 Test Series, 2022- Match

England

657/10

101.0 overs

264/7

35.5 overs
vs

Pakistan

579/10

155.3 overs

268/10

96.3 overs

England beat Pakistan by 74 runs

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

That is it from this game. Test cricket at its best again. These two meet again for the 2nd Test on 9th December. Do join us at 1030 IST (0500 GMT). Join us earlier for the build up. Till then, it is goodbye and cheers!
Ben Stokes, the captain of England says they planned how to approach this game. He credits his players for the way they performed. Applauds the performance of Ollie Pope and Will Jacks. Shares everytime they try to take a positive route in every match. Reckons it is an exciting team and the pitch was brilliant to bat so, they used it well. Appreciates James Anderson's performance. Mentions the players are ready to put their bodies on the line. Tells they came here to play the way they wanted. Says the players kept on fighting after the declaration and tells, reverse swing did help their bowlers after the second session.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan says they were not upto the mark with the ball. Adds they executed their plans in the first innings and in the second innings they had a golden chance to win but lost wickets in every session. Reckons their bowling department is a bit young. He credits his bowlers though for the way they performed. Reckons they had to think differently when England scored a bulk of runs in the first innings. Shares there are lot of positives, batting, bit of bowling and hopes to do well in the next match.
Ollie Robinson wins the Player of the Match award. He says the pitch was not favoring bowlers much but the player left everything on the pitch.  Adds they had to stay patient and take their chances. On the declaration, he says it was hard but they had time and prepared for it. Shares this was one of his best matches recently.
...Presentation coming up...
The start for Pakistan was not the best as they lost two wickets towards the end of Day 4 but Imam, Saud, Azhar Ali and Agha Salman got them back into the game. However, the spells from Anderson and Ollie Robinson changed the tide completely into the visitors' favor. Both got 4 each. It came down to the last hour with Pakistan needing just the one wicket. The last pair for Pakistan fought hard but it was the second new ball which did the trick and it is the visitors who have taken 1-0 lead in this series.
England then came out in their second innings and continued to go after the bowlers! They yet again scored at over 6 per over, they actually went at around 7 per over in the second innings. Harry Brook yet again shown with the bat but even then it seemed like this game would be heading towards a draw but the declaration at Tea on Day 4 just sparked life in this game. England had around 4 sessions to take 10 wickets and Pakistan had the same amount of time to score 342 runs which would have been a record.
England though right from Day 1 showed they are not here to only win but to dominate! After electing to bat, their batters came out all guns blazing. They scored over 500 runs on Day 1 with four batters scoring tons. They were not able to add a lot on Day 2 but had a huge, huge score on the board. In reply, Pakistan had three of their batters crossing the 100-run mark, at one stage, they were in a decent position to take the lead but Will Jacks' spell ensured it was England who took a slender lead as he got a six-fer on debut.
Jubilation in the English camp! What a win, what a win for England! The Pakistan last wicket pair tried their best but this is a well-deserved win for England. They were outstanding right from Day 1. Their batting, the effort by the bowlers, the decisions they took and Stokes' captaincy was just fabulous. Everything he did was brilliant, every decision he took was spot on. It was that bold move of declaring, it could have gone either way, it was risky but Stokes trusted his bowlers and they delivered when it mattered.
96.3 W 0

OUT! SHAH HAS BEEN GIVEN LBW! He reviews it! That looked very close. Will come down to the umpire's call we think so. NO BAT INVOLVED! IT IS THREE REDS! WOW! England have done it. The stubborn final wicket is scalped. This is full and on middle, an arm ball. Shah gets on the front foot as he looks to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge and hits on the pads. An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Naseem Shah reviews but to no avail as three reds it shows. ENGLAND WIN BY 74 RUNS.

96.2 0

Flatter and outside off, Shah leaves it alone.

96.1 0

Tossed up on off, Shah plays it back to the bowler.

Change of gloves for Naseem Shah. He wants to waste every second possible.

Score after 96 overs : 268/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Ali

0 (26)

N Shah

6 (43)

O Robinson

22-6-50-4

95.6 0

Another one on the shorter side. Ali lets it go over him.

95.5 0

Really good carry on this one! Short and on middle, Ali though does well to duck under it.

95.4 0

That one does not bounce a lot! Short and on middle, Ali hops but ths comes at waist height. He manages to keep it out.

95.3 0

Well played again! On a length and around off, kept out.

95.2 0

Another one on middle, Ali watches it closely and plays it right under his syes.

95.1 0

Solid again! The crowd getting right behind the two batters! Length and on off, Ali defends it out.

Ollie Robinson is back on.

Score after 95 overs : 268/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

N Shah

6 (43)

M Ali

0 (20)

B Stokes

20-4-69-1

94.6 0

Solid! Back of a length and on off, Shah defends. A loud cheer from the crowd.

94.5 0

Another harmless nut! Outside off, Shah covers his off pole and leaves it.

The new ball has been taken by England.
94.4 0

A waste of a delivery there! Down the leg side with the second new ball. Left alone.

94.3 0

Another good length delivery, Shah guides it to point.

94.2 0

On the shorter side, Shah guides it towards gully.

94.1 0

Angled into middle, Shah blocks it off. Stokes is running back to his mark.

The light-meter is out. Okay, to continue for now.

Score after 94 overs : 268/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Ali

0 (20)

N Shah

6 (37)

J Leach

18-6-56-0

93.6 0

On the stumps, it is kept out. Another over negotiated.

93.5 0

Off the inside edge! Angled into middle, Ali comes forward and looks to block but this goes off the inner half towards the leg side.

93.4 0

Floats it up on off, Ali manages to block it out.

93.3 0

On the stumps, Ali defends it with his bat in front of his pad.

93.2 0

On the stumps again, this is kept out.

93.1 0

On middle, defended. A round of applause from Naseem for Ali and says it is just coming on straight.

Change. Jack Leach to bowl now.

Score after 93 overs : 268/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

N Shah

6 (37)

M Ali

0 (14)

B Stokes

19-3-69-1

92.6 0

Another over negotiated! On middle, this is defended.

92.5 0

A short one now on middle, Shah spots it early and ducks under it.

92.4 0

Length and on off, defended.

92.3 0

This one does not carry! Frustrating for England! Length and on off, Naseem looks to defend but with soft hands. It goes off the outside edge but well short of second slip.

92.2 0

Was there something on it? NO! Shorter and around off, this one holds its line. Shah is beaten as he tries to defend.

92.1 0

Samck on the glove! Shorter and on the body, Naseem looks to fend it but it hits the glove.

Score after 92 overs : 268/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Ali

0 (14)

N Shah

6 (31)

J Anderson

24-12-36-4

91.6 0

James Anderson goes for the yorker on middle. Ali jams it out well. Another over survived.

91.5 0

On a length and outside off. Ali looks to push but misses.

91.4 0

Full and swinging on off. Ali negotiates well as he defends it.

91.3 0

Short in length and on off. Ali hops and defends it out.

91.2 0

Length and on off. Ali blocks it out.

91.1 0

Short and this one stays low. Ali does well to dead bat it.

Drinks! What a big opportunity that was to seal the game. England have to work a bit more hard to find the last wicket. Pakistan on the other hand are hoping these two can watch it out and hopes the sun settles down quickly and run out of time. Only 30 minutes or so remaining. Stokes was not amused at the end of the Drinks break! Ali had gone off maybe for a toilet break and took some time to come back. With the fading light, every minute is important and Stokes knows that

Score after 91 overs : 268/9

Runs Scored

4 Runs

N Shah

6 (31)

M Ali

0 (8)

B Stokes

18-2-69-1

90.6 0

A bit squared up but Shah defends it out. On middle, it is kept out.

90.5 0

This is full and outside off, Shah pushes it to cover.

90.4 0

On a length and outside off. Shah defends it to cover.

90.3 0

On a length and on middle. Shah tucks it to short leg.

90.2 0

Outside off, kept out.

90.1 4

FOUR! IT GOES THROUGH! A BIG CHANCE! Short in length and outside off. Shah pokes, gets an outside edge. The ball flies in-between the keeper and first slip. Both Ollie Pope and Joe Root leave for each other and eventually, it goes through to the third man fence. Ben Stokes is not happy.

Score after 90 overs : 264/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Ali

0 (8)

N Shah

2 (25)

J Anderson

23-11-36-4

89.6 0

This one goes away, shorter and outside off. Ali defends inside the line again. He survives.

89.5 0

A length ball, swinging on middle. Ali lunges forward to defend it out.

89.4 0

Full and on middle. Ali leans and blocks it.

89.3 0

Length ball on middle. Ali defends.

89.2 0

James Anderson is bowling to the plan but Mohammad Ali is doing well to avoid the trap. Short and down leg. Ali lets it go.

89.1 0

Short and just sliding down. Ali fails to tickle it away.

Score after 89 overs : 264/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

N Shah

2 (25)

M Ali

0 (2)

B Stokes

17-2-65-1

88.6 0

BEATEN AGAIN! Length ball, outside off, it lands and swings in. Shah defends the wrong line and misses. That was close to the off pole.

88.5 0

Short in length and on middle, Shah gets an outside edge but he does well to play with soft hands.

88.4 0

Outside off, Shah keeps it out.

88.3 0

This one is angled across on a length. Shah is beaten as he looks to defend.

88.2 0

This one swings away. Shah defends in the line and misses.

88.1 0

A length ball, outside off, Shah has a poke at it but misses.

Score after 88 overs : 264/9

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Ali

0 (2)

N Shah

2 (19)

J Anderson

22-10-36-4

87.6 0

Short and on middle. Ali hops and blocks it out.

87.5 0

On a length and on middle, nips in. Ali blocks it out.

87.4 W 0

OUT! LBW! An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Haris Rauf will take it upstairs. No bat there. Is it just sliding down though? Umpire's call it is. England won't mind it. They are nearing to the victory. James Anderson is showing his class all over again. What a champion of a bowler. He serves it on a length and tailing on leg. Rauf misses his flick. It looked like it will go down but the on-field decision is with England and it is enough for them to take the 9th wicket.

87.3 0

On a length and on middle. Rauf blocks it out.

87.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Absolutely brilliant from Pope! James Anderson continues to serves it short, this is on leg. Mahmood tickles it, it goes more off the gloves and to the eft of the keeper. Ollie Pope puts in a full-length dive, stretches his left hand out and takes a stunner. He does well to keep hold onto it as he lands on the ground. Just superb. James Anderson gets his third wicket. England need two wickets now.

87.1 0

This is full and outside off. Mahmood drops it to point.

Score after 87 overs : 264/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

N Shah

2 (19)

Z Mahmood

1 (19)

B Stokes

16-1-65-1

86.6 0

On the stumps, kept out.

86.5 0

On off, defended.

86.4 0

Beaten again! Another outswinger, this moves away after being angled into the off pole. Shah is beaten.

86.3 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one. A huge cheer from the crowd as the run is taken.

86.2 0

BEATEN! It goes past the outside edge for another time! Length and on off, this lands and moves away. Zahid is beaten as he pushes at it.

86.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 86 overs : 263/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

N Shah

2 (16)

Z Mahmood

0 (16)

J Anderson

21-9-36-2

85.6 0

BEATEN! An outswinger to end, Shah has a poke at it and is beaten.

85.5 0

That just did not get up! A short one, Naseem was looking to move out of the way but the ball keeps coming in with the angle and does not bounce a lot. It hits him on the glove. Luckily for him, it does not lob up in the air.

85.4 0

On off, Shah gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

85.3 0

This lands and moves away from the off pole. Shah is beaten as he tries to defend.

85.2 0

On the stumps, blocked.

85.1 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Score after 85 overs : 263/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Z Mahmood

0 (16)

N Shah

2 (10)

O Robinson

21-5-50-4

84.6 0

Solid from Zahid Mahmood! Length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

84.6 nb 1

Outside off, this time it moves the other way. Zahid Mahmood has a poke at it and is beaten. An edge would not have mattered as Ollie Robinson has overstepped.

84.5 0

Well evaded! Shorter and around off, Zahid moves out of the way.

84.4 0

Solid! Length and on middle, Zahid pushes it back to the bowler.

84.3 0

On off, defended.

84.2 0

Shorter and on off, ZM blocks it towards cover.

84.1 1

Yet another big booming inswinger, it comes back in from around off, Shah looks to defend, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

Score after 84 overs : 261/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Z Mahmood

0 (10)

N Shah

1 (9)

J Anderson

20-8-36-2

83.6 0

Another over negotiated! On middle, this is played back to the bowler.

83.5 0

On off, blocked.

83.4 0

Shortish and on middle, Zahid defends.

83.3 0

Back of a length and on the stumps, kept out.

83.2 0

On the middle pole, defended.

83.1 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

Score after 83 overs : 260/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Z Mahmood

0 (5)

N Shah

0 (8)

O Robinson

20-5-48-4

82.6 0

A yorker then outside off, Zahid jams it out to covers.

82.5 0

Bangs it short and on middle, this is blocked.

82.4 0

On off, defended.

82.3 0

Bangs is short and on middle, ths is worked to mid-wicket.

82.2 0

Excellent from Ollie again! A yorker, comes back in on middle, Zahid Mahmood jams it out well.

82.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the leg slip fielder! Ollie Robinson is on fire, he has two in two overs and England can sense a win now. The last recognized batter, Azhar Ali is out of here and England are just the three wickets away. This is on the pads, Ali flicks but to the man at leg slip. Root takes an excellent low catch. Yet again the reverse swing doing the job, the ploy not to take the second new ball is working. This is going to be really tough for the bowling all-rounders now.

Score after 82 overs : 260/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

N Shah

0 (8)

A Ali

40 (80)

J Leach

17-5-56-0

81.6 0

This is full and on middle. Shah blocks it out.

81.5 0

Fuller ball on middle. Shah defends on the front foot.

81.4 0

Slants a full ball on middle. Blocked out.

81.3 0

Full and on off. Shah prods and defends it out.

81.2 1

Flatter and on off, punched to deep cover for a single.

81.1 0

Tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler.

Score after 81 overs : 259/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

N Shah

0 (4)

A Ali

39 (78)

O Robinson

19-4-48-3

80.6 0

All of a sudden the ball is swinging. This is outside off, easily left alone.

80.5 0

On a length and on middle. Shah defends it solidly.

80.4 0

Length and on middle, blocked out.

80.3 0

How has that missed the stumps? That was inches away from the off pole. WOW! A yorker, this one swings around off. Shah tries to drive but gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball just lands few inches away from the base of the off pole and goes to the keeper. UltraEdge later shows it did hit the stumps but the bails stayed intact.

80.2 W 0

OUT! LBW! A huge appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire. ENGLAND REVIEW IT. Desperate times for England. This is the stand they want to break. Pad first clearly. THREE REDS! Agha Salman is out. The 61-run stand is broken and England now are into the bowlers. A big moment in the game. This one is on a length and outside off, it lands and nips back in sharply. Salman stays back and tries to dab to third man with an angled bat but puts his front foot across. The ball pings the pad first. UltraEdge confirms it is pad first. Three reds are shown and England are absolute delight.

80.1 1

On middle, Ali gets inside the line and pulls it behind square leg for one.

Score after 80 overs : 258/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Salman

30 (63)

A Ali

38 (77)

J Leach

16-5-55-0

79.6 0

Flat and on off. Salman taps it to point.

79.5 0

Tossed up on off. Salman prods and defends it out.

79.4 0

On middle, blocked out.

79.3 1

First run after Tea! Flatter and on off, Ali punches it to mid off for one.

79.2 0

On off, kept out.

79.1 0

Tossed up on off. Ali defends as he comes down the track.

Score after 79 overs : 257/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Salman

30 (60)

A Ali

37 (74)

O Robinson

18-4-47-2

78.6 0

This one lands outside off and swings in. Salman looks to push but gets an inside edge to mid-wicket.

78.5 0

Short and on the hips, Salman nudges it to square leg.

78.4 0

This is outside off, left alone.

78.3 0

On middle, this is tucked to square leg. Ali is long way down as he wants a quick single but is sent back. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. Would have been saved.

78.2 0

A bouncer, angling down. Salman thinks to play at it but leaves alone in the end.

78.1 0

Starts with a short ball on leg. Salman evades it well.

Ollie Robinson to bowl from the other side.

Score after 78 overs : 257/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Ali

37 (74)

A Salman

30 (54)

J Leach

15-5-54-0

77.6 0

Angles a full ball on middle. Ali eases it to cover. A maiden to start the proceedings.

77.5 0

Flights one outside off. Ali throws his bat as he looks to cut but misses.

77.4 0

Flatter and outside off. Ali punches it to cover.

77.3 0

Tossed up on off. Ali prods and defends it.

77.2 0

Flatter and on middle. Ali blocks it out.

77.1 0

Very full and on middle. Ali comes down the track and pushes it to cover.

We are back for the final session. The one we were all waiting for. The players are out in the middle. Jack Leach to start after the break.
...Day 5, Session 3...
For England, they have been good with the ball, they have stuck to their plans and the bowlers are creating problems for the batters. They would have loved for Pope to hang onto the chance last on in this session but that was not to be. That wicket just before the break would have given them a big boost. However, they would know one wicket quickly can turn things around. The second new ball is also around the corner and something tells me there is still a lot of drama left in this game. Do join us for the final session in a bit.
Another top, top session and wen enter into the third session with all three results possible. Have to say though courtesy this stand, Pakistan do have their noses ahead. The start to this session was not the best as they lost Rizwan and Saud in quick succession. At that time, England were right on top of this game but Azhar Ali and Agha Salman have battled brilliantly. They are admist a 59-run stand but they will know with not a lot of batting to come, they really need to keep batting as Pakistan are still 86 runs away from the target.

Score after 77 overs : 257/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Salman

30 (54)

A Ali

37 (68)

O Robinson

17-3-47-2

76.6 0

A bumper to end the session. Salman ducks under it. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5!

76.5 0

On off, defended.

76.4 0

Well bowled! A yorker on middle, this is jammed back to the bowler.

76.3 0

Down the leg side again, Salman looks to flick but misses.

76.2 0

Good length and on off, blocked.

76.1 1

DROPPED! A tough chance but England need to take those, they are behind in the game at the moment! Down the leg side, Azhar Ali looks to flick, it goes off the inside edge and to the left of Pope who dives, gets a hand to it but it does not stay in. A single in the end.

Score after 76 overs : 256/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Salman

30 (49)

A Ali

36 (67)

J Leach

14-4-54-0

75.6 0

THE FINGER IS RAISED! Agha Salman has been given out LBW but he reviews. Is it too high or is it clipping the bails? Big moment in the game! NOT OUT! It is going over! England can't believe it! The crowd here is going bonkers! Agha Salman survives to fight yet another day. The last recognized pair continues to battle. This is tossed up on middle, Salman looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the body. An appeal and the finger is raised. Stokes really can't believe this is going over especially on this wicket which is slow and low.

75.5 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

75.4 0

Another one on off, it is kept out.

75.3 0

Floats it up on off, Ali defends it towards cover.

75.2 1

On the pads, this is worked down to long on for one.

75.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 75 overs : 254/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Salman

29 (46)

A Ali

35 (64)

O Robinson

16-3-46-2

74.6 1

Angled into the pads, Salman works it through square leg for one.

74.5 0

On off, defended.

74.4 0

A LOUD APPEAL BUT TURNED DOWN! It has been reviewed. Seems like it is swinging a lot! NOT OUT! It is going down leg and the crowd erupts. This is full, Agha Salman takes a few steps down the track and tries to flick but misses. It hits the pad. A loud shout but turned down. England lose a review.

74.3 0

NOT OUT! The dive helped Ali make it in! Fuller and on middle, this is stroked back towards the bowler who sticks his riight leg out. It hits his leg and then the stumps. An appeal and it is taken upstairs. Ali is in.

74.2 4

FOUR! Shot! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a boundary.

74.1 0

On middle, blocked.

Score after 74 overs : 249/5

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Ali

35 (64)

A Salman

24 (40)

J Anderson

19-8-35-2

73.6 4

FOUR! Lovely stroke! Fuller and on middle, this is driven past mid on for a boundary.

73.5 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

73.4 2

Fuller and on off, Salman strokes it through mid off for two.

73.3 0

On off, Salman blocks it out.

73.2 0

Fuller and on off, Agha Salman strokes it to mid off.

73.1 0

Another one on off, this is kept out well.

Score after 73 overs : 242/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Salman

21 (35)

A Ali

31 (63)

B Stokes

15-1-64-1

72.6 1

Angled into the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.

72.6 nb 1

No ball! Another one! On off, this is defended.

72.5 0

On off, defended.

72.4 0

On off, blocked.

72.3 4

FOUR! Lovely placement! Length and around off, this is guided past point for a boundary.

72.2 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

72.1 0

Around off, kept out.

Score after 72 overs : 236/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Salman

16 (28)

A Ali

31 (63)

J Anderson

18-8-28-2

71.6 1

On off, this is guided through point for one.

71.5 0

Outside off, Salman looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.

71.4 0

On off, kept out.

71.3 4

FOUR! Put away! Fuller and on middle, this is timed down the ground and into the fence.

71.2 0

Length and around off, Salman pokes at it and is beaten.

71.1 1

On the stumps, defended.

Score after 71 overs : 230/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Salman

11 (23)

A Ali

30 (62)

B Stokes

14-1-58-1

70.6 0

On the stumps, it is kept out.

70.5 0

On off, defended.

70.4 1

Around off, Ali guides it through point for one.

70.3 0

Another one outside off, not played at.

70.2 0

Outside off, left alone.

70.1 1

Around off, this is guided down towards third man for one.

Score after 70 overs : 228/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Ali

29 (59)

A Salman

10 (20)

J Anderson

17-8-22-2

69.6 0

BEATEN! This one moves away, it lands on off. Ali is beaten as he tries to block.

69.5 0

Ali takes a few steps down the track again, this is bowled on the shorter side. Defended.

69.4 0

Gets it to tail back in from just outside off. Defended.

69.3 0

On off, this is pushed towards cover and there is a loud shout of no.

69.2 0

This is well wide outside off, left alone.

69.1 0

Good length and on off, Ali blocks.

Score after 69 overs : 228/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Ali

29 (53)

A Salman

10 (20)

B Stokes

13-1-56-1

68.6 3

Three more taken! Ali moves right across and works this from just outside off through square leg. Three taken. Tht is porbably Stoke's last over in this spell. He has bowled 9 on the trot. Does he have the gas to bowl another one?

68.5 1

Around off, this is guided through point for one.

68.4 0

Angled into the pads, Salman works it to mid-wicket.

68.3 0

On the off pole. Salman gets right behind the line and defends it.

68.2 0

On the stumps, Salman keeps it out.

68.1 0

Fuller and on off, Salman pushes it to mid off.

Score after 68 overs : 224/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Ali

26 (52)

A Salman

9 (15)

J Anderson

16-7-22-2

67.6 0

Fuller and on off, Ali pushes it to covers.

67.5 0

Length and on off, Ali guides it to point.

67.4 0

Another one outside off, not played at.

67.3 0

Ali takes a few steps down the track, this is bowled well wide outside off, left alone.

67.2 1

Length and on off, blocked.

67.1 0

Good length and on off, it is blocked.

Score after 67 overs : 223/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Ali

26 (48)

A Salman

8 (13)

B Stokes

12-1-52-1

66.6 4

FOUR! Put away! It was a full toss but still needed to be put away! This is outside off, Ali caresses it through covers for a boundary.

66.5 1

Edged but a run! Fuller and on off, this moves away. Salman plays at it away from the body, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

66.4 1

Angled into the pads, Ali works it through square leg for one.

66.3 0

Good length and on off, Ali plays it towards cover.

66.2 0

Fuller and on off, Ali drives but to covers.

66.1 0

Fuller and on middle, Ali pushes it to mid on.

DRINKS! This is heading towards a really fine ending! Pakistan need just over 120 runs and have 5 wickets in the bag. There are 51 overs left, we might not get all of them but we probably might not need all of those. Pakistan will know if these two manage to put up a good stand, they will have their noses ahead but if England manage to get a wicket here, they will surely feel the game is in their pocket.

Score after 66 overs : 217/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Salman

7 (12)

A Ali

21 (43)

O Robinson

15-3-41-2

65.6 0

Down the leg side, left alone.

65.5 3

More runs! This is full and it comes back in. Ali gets his front leg out of the way and works it past mid-wicket for three.

65.4 0

Good length and on off, Ali blocks it out.

65.3 0

Outside off, left alone.

65.2 0

On off, defended.

65.1 0

He really bent his back on that one! Bowls a head-height bumper. Ali moves out of the way.

Score after 65 overs : 214/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Salman

7 (11)

A Ali

18 (38)

B Stokes

11-1-46-1

64.6 0

This time he gets closer to the stumps and lands this on a length and around off, blocked out.

64.5 0

Good length and on off, kept out.

64.4 0

BEATEN! It is all because of the angle, Agha Salman is playing at those. From wide of the crease, Stokes angles it in, it is still a little too wide outside off and shapes away. Salman has a poke at it and is beaten.

64.3 0

On off, kept out.

64.2 2

Two more! On the pads, Agha Salman works it through square leg and takes two.

64.1 0

That is a beauty! He goes wide of the crease, angles it into the off pole and then gets it to leave the batter late. Agha Salman is all squared up as he tries to defend, he is beaten. The keeper too has to adjust as he was moving the wrong way, good take in the end.

Score after 64 overs : 212/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Ali

18 (38)

A Salman

5 (5)

O Robinson

14-3-38-2

63.6 0

On middle, defended.

63.5 2

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

63.4 0

Angled into the pads, Ali works it to mid-wicket.

63.3 0

Three leaves in a row as this is also bowled outside off.

63.2 0

Another one outside off, not played at.

63.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 63 overs : 210/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Salman

5 (5)

A Ali

16 (32)

B Stokes

10-1-44-1

62.6 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

62.5 0

Good movement! Length and around off, this lands and moves away. Agha Salman initially looks to defend but then bails out.

62.4 1

Another one on a length and on off, Ali looks to defend, it goes off the outer half towards point for one.

62.3 4

FOUR! Nicely played! Length and just outside off, Ali lets the ball come to him and then opens the face of the bat, he guides it past, no fielder in the deep and it results in a boundary.

62.2 0

Length again and on off, Ali defends it towards cover.

62.1 0

Length and around off, Ali defends.

Score after 62 overs : 205/5

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Ali

11 (28)

A Salman

5 (3)

O Robinson

13-3-36-2

61.6 1

On the shorter side and on the body, Ali pulls it down to fine leg and takes one.

61.6 nb 1

That is a sharp bumper, Ali does really well to move out of the way! No ball called though.

61.5 1

Almost! Ollie Robinson goes for a yorker, he ends up bowling a full toss on the pads. Salman did lose his balance a bit but manages to flick it down to fine leg for one.

61.4 4

FOUR! Agha Salman is off the mark with a boundary! Length and outside off, Agha opens the face of the bat and guides it past gully and down to the third man fence.

61.3 0

Good length and on off, Salman blocks.

61.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! That is a lovely catch! Ollie Robinson comes on and strikes. Stokes can do no wrong with his bowling changes here and England now on top. They are just the one wicket away from entering the bowlers now. Saud Shakeel who looked solid out there falls. England are delighted. This is fuller and outside off, quite wide outside off. Shakeel could have left it but it is the length that makes him play the stroke. It is just behind a driving length. Shakeel stretches for it, it goes uppishly and to the right of a very short cover. Keaton Jennings, the sub, dives to his right and takes it brilliantly. England now 5 wickets away.

61.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 61 overs : 198/4

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Ali

10 (26)

S Shakeel

76 (157)

B Stokes

9-1-39-1

60.6 0

That will be the end of the over! On off, kept out.

60.6 nb 1

NO BALL! Stokes has overstepped once again! On off, this is guided to point.

60.5 4

FOUR! Between first slip and gully! Lucky boundary! Length and around off, this lands and moves away a touch. Ali has a poke at it, it goes off the outside edge between the two and down to the third man fence.

60.4 0

Back of a length and on off, defended.

60.3 2

Works it with the angle through square leg for two.

60.2 0

Angled into the off pole. Ali blocks it out.

60.1 0

On the off pole, kept out.

Score after 60 overs : 191/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

76 (157)

A Ali

4 (19)

J Anderson

15-7-21-2

59.6 4

FOUR! Clipped away! That is a poor delivery! A full toss on the pads, Shakeel works it fine and this one races away to the fence.

59.5 0

Back of a length and on off, Saud lets the ball come to him and then guides it to point.

59.4 0

On the fuller side, Saud takes a few steps down the track and pushes it to mid off.

59.3 0

On off, Shakeel pushes it to covers.

59.2 1

This one tails back in from around off, Ali works it down to fine leg and takes one.

59.1 0

Good length and on off, it is kept out.

Score after 59 overs : 186/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Shakeel

72 (153)

A Ali

3 (17)

B Stokes

8-1-32-1

58.6 0

Just outside off, Saud was in two minds, he first thought of playing at it but then leaves it alone.

58.5 2

Length and outside off, Saud strokes it on the up through covers for two.

58.4 1

A quick run! Fuller and on off, Ali pushes it towards mid off for a single.

58.3 0

On the stumps, Ali pushes it to covers.

58.2 0

Continues to bowl it on off, Ali plays it to cover.

58.1 0

On off, Ali gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

Score after 58 overs : 183/4

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

70 (151)

A Ali

2 (13)

J Anderson

14-7-16-2

57.6 0

On the stumps, kept out.

57.5 0

Around the off pole, this is blocked right under his eyes.

57.4 0

On the stumps, blocked.

57.3 1

Nicely played! A short one, Ali gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it all along the ground through square leg for one.

57.2 0

Around off, Ali moves right across and keeps it out.

57.1 0

On the off pole, this is kept out.

Score after 57 overs : 182/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Shakeel

70 (148)

A Ali

1 (10)

B Stokes

7-1-29-1

56.6 4

FOUR! Cut away! Short and outside off, Saud Shakeel slams it through point. A welcome boundary for Pakistan and Shakeel who was bogged down a bit.

56.5 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

56.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

56.3 0

Length again, this is pushed to cover.

56.2 1

Angled into the pads, Shakeel works it through square leg for one.

56.1 0

Good length and on off, blocked.

Score after 56 overs : 176/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Ali

0 (7)

S Shakeel

65 (145)

J Anderson

13-7-15-2

55.6 0

A dot to end! A successful over from Anderson. On middle, kept out.

55.5 0

Pushes at it with hard hands! Length and outside off, Ali ends up pushing at it with hard hands. It lands short of cover.

55.4 0

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

55.3 0

Another length delivery on the off pole, Ali pushes it to covers.

55.2 0

Good length and on off, Ali defends it back to the bowler.

55.1 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Anderson gets another one! This guy is an absolute legend, irrespective on the conditions, just manages to find the breakthroughs for his side. It is the big wicket of Mohammad Rizwan who just did not look like getting out. He falls four short of a half ton and England now back on top. This is on a length, it lands and moves away. Rizwan has a poke at it away from the body. He also plays it with an angled bat. It goes off the outside edge and it goes into the hands of the keeper. He maybe could have left that delivery but that is how Rizwan plays, he likes feeling bat on ball and that proves to be his downfall.

Score after 55 overs : 176/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Shakeel

65 (145)

M Rizwan

46 (91)

B Stokes

6-1-23-1

54.6 0

A yorker to end then, on middle, Saud jams it out towards cover.

54.5 2

Two more! Length and around off, Saud looks to block, this goes more off the outer half through point for two.

54.4 0

Outside off and on a length. Left alone.

54.3 0

Just outside off, Saud covers his off pole and shoulders arms to this one.

54.3 nb 1

Stokes goes really full, on middle, Saud gets his front leg out of the way and plays it to mid off. No ball signaled by the umpire as Stokes oversteps.

54.2 0

Good length and on off, defended.

54.1 0

Back of a length and on off, Saud blocks.

Score after 54 overs : 173/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Rizwan

46 (91)

S Shakeel

63 (138)

J Anderson

12-6-15-1

53.6 0

Uppish but safe! This is on middle, holds in the surface a touch. Rizwan plays a check-shot, it goes uppishly but lands well short of mid on.

53.5 4

FOUR! First runs of this session. That is a wonderful stroke! Fuller and on off, Rizwan shows the full face of the bat, it is creamed down to the long off fence.

53.4 0

On the fuller side, not a lot of movement, Rizwan plays it back to the bowler.

53.3 0

Fractionally short and on off, Rizwan blocks.

53.2 0

Good length again and on off, Rizwan blocks it out.

53.1 0

Just a wee bit of swing, some outswing, it starts on off and moves away. Rizwan plays it to covers.

James Anderson to bowl from the other end.

Score after 53 overs : 169/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

63 (138)

M Rizwan

42 (85)

B Stokes

5-1-20-1

52.6 0

A maiden to begin with by Stokes! Length and on off, this is guided to point.

52.5 0

Good length again and on off, Saud plays it to mid off.

52.4 0

Attacks the off pole this time. Saud gets his bat down in time and blocks.

52.3 0

This one does not bounce a lot! Length and outside off, Shakeel shoulders arms to this one. It just about gets to the keeper.

52.2 0

Solid from Saud! Back of a length and on off, Shakeel lets the ball come to him and plays it right under his eyes.

52.1 0

Some swing for Stokes! This starts outside off and comes back in late. Saud somehow manages to work it on the leg side.

We are back for the second session! Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel will resume their innings. It is Ben Stokes who will begin for England. 65 overs left in the day's play, do not think we will get all of them though. Pakistan need another 174. Here we go...
... DAY 5, SESSION 2 ...
Ben Stokes looks a bit out of options. The pacers are doing well as they kept things tight in the first hour but once the spinners were introduced, they were put under the hammer and the bulk of the runs were scored against them. Liam Livingstone is now ruled out of the series. Ben Stokes himself is not bowling much. England have to find an answer and come with energy as they look for wickets and wickets in the next session and so on. For Pakistan, their planned work beautifully and if it continues to do so, we might find a winner in the next session itself but surely, England will not let it happen so easily. This game is still wide open. A big second session is coming up. Stay tuned.
Just the way Pakistan wanted! What a session for them! They looked all out of this match at one stage and now are firm favorites to win it, still though a long way to go but this match is nicely poised for a win for the hosts.

Score after 52 overs : 169/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Rizwan

42 (85)

S Shakeel

63 (132)

J Anderson

11-6-11-1

51.6 0

On a length and on middle. Rizwan blocks it out on the deck. That will be LUNCH on Day 5.

51.5 1

Angled on the pads, it is flicked to deep square leg for a single.

51.4 0

On middle, kept out.

51.3 0

Saud comes down the track and defends this length ball back to Anderson.

51.2 0

This is full and outside off. Shakeel gets inside the line and blocks it out.

51.1 0

On a length and on middle. Shakeel keeps it out on the leg side.

Score after 51 overs : 168/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

M Rizwan

42 (84)

S Shakeel

62 (127)

J Leach

13-4-52-0

50.6 4

FOUR! Runs flowing easily. Shorter and outside off. Rizwan punches off the back foot, past cover and it races into the fence. 12 off the over.

50.5 0

Full and on off. Rizwan leans and blocks it.

50.4 0

On off, blocked out.

50.3 6

SIX! This is off the middle! Flighted on middle. Rizwan comes down the track and thumps it straight down for a biggie.

50.2 2

JUST OVER! Tossed up on off, holds onto the surface. Rizwan goes inside-out over covers but toe ends his shot. Will Jacks from covers runs back but the ball just flies over him and falls on the deck. Two runs.

50.1 0

Floated full and on middle, pushed to the right of Leach.

Score after 50 overs : 156/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

62 (127)

M Rizwan

30 (78)

J Anderson

10-6-10-1

49.6 0

Full and outside off, pushed to cover. Tight fielding from Stokes. Hard to find a gap there.

49.5 0

This is full and angling on middle. Shakeel looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball balloons up and falls to the square leg region. No short  leg there.

49.4 1

Length and on middle, jags in. Rizwan helps it to deep square leg for a single.

49.3 0

Full and on off, played back to the bowler.

49.2 0

On a length and around off. Rizwan shows full face of the bat as he defense.

49.1 0

On a length and on middle. Blocked out.

Score after 49 overs : 155/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Shakeel

62 (125)

M Rizwan

29 (74)

W Jacks

6-0-38-0

48.6 0

Tossed up on off, blocked out.

48.5 4

FOUR! Jacks keeps on leaking runs. This is full and outside off. Saud sweeps it to deep square leg past the running fielder for a boundary.

48.4 0

On middle, defended on the front foot.

48.3 lb 2

Jacks slants it on the pads. Shakeel tickles it fine to fine leg for a couple of runs.

48.2 0

Tossed up on off. Saud steps across and keeps it out.

48.1 0

Flighted ball on off. Defended out.

Score after 48 overs : 149/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

29 (74)

S Shakeel

58 (119)

J Anderson

9-6-9-1

47.6 0

Short of a length and outside off. Rizwan splices as he looks to defend to point. The ball rolls uppishly but safe.

47.5 0

Ollie Pope comes close to the stumps. This is on middle, it is pushed to mid-wicket.

47.4 0

Full and on off. Rizwan defends it again.

47.3 0

On middle, blocked out.

47.2 0

James Anderson goes full again as he looks for some reverse-swing. This is outside off, blocked out.

47.1 0

This is full and outside off. Rizwan leans and blocks it out.

Score after 47 overs : 149/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Shakeel

58 (119)

M Rizwan

29 (68)

J Root

6-0-16-0

46.6 0

This is outside off. Saud makes a big stride forward to leave it alone.

46.5 0

Flatter and on off. Saud strokes it to cover.

46.4 1

Tossed up on leg. Rizwan sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a single.

46.3 0

This is full and on middle. Rizwan reaches for it and eases it to mid-wicket.

46.2 1

Tossed up on middle, Shakeel flicks it past mid-wicket for a single.

46.1 0

Touch short and on middle. Kept out.

Score after 46 overs : 147/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Rizwan

28 (66)

S Shakeel

57 (115)

J Leach

12-4-40-0

45.6 0

Tossed up on off, defended to cover.

45.5 1

On the pads, clipped to deep square leg for one.

45.4 1

Around off, knocked to long off for a single.

45.3 0

Tossed up on off. Rizwan with a solid block again.

45.2 0

Very full and on off. Rizwan leans and dead bats it.

45.1 1

On the pads, worked on the leg side for one.

Score after 45 overs : 144/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

55 (113)

M Rizwan

27 (62)

J Root

5-0-14-0

44.6 1

Floated outside off. Shakeel comes forward to push but gets an outside edge to third man for one.

44.5 0

Angles a full ball on off. Shakeel rocks back and defends it out.

44.4 0

Flatter and outside off, worked through point for one.

44.3 0

On off, blocked out.

44.2 0

Outside off, turning away. Shakeel shoulders arms.

44.1 4

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up, outside off. Saud Shakeel sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Score after 44 overs : 139/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

27 (62)

S Shakeel

50 (107)

J Leach

11-4-37-0

43.6 0

A maiden! Full and outside off. Defended out.

43.5 0

Flatter and outside off, Rizwan punches it to cover.

43.4 0

Outside off, kept out.

43.3 0

Tossed up, outside odd, this is the odd one which comes in. Rizwan inside edges his defense on the deck.

43.2 0

Quicker and on middle. Rizwan defends on the back foot.

43.1 0

An arm ball on off. Rizwan stays back and defends it out.

Score after 43 overs : 139/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

50 (107)

M Rizwan

27 (56)

J Root

4-0-9-0

42.6 0

Again punched to covers for a dot.

42.5 0

Tossed up, outside off. This is punched to cover.

42.4 1

This time Rizwan sweeps it well behind square leg for one.

42.3 0

Rizwan tries to sweep but this is very full, he misses his shot this time.

42.2 0

On off, kept out.

42.1 0

Full and on middle, played back to Root.

Score after 42 overs : 138/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Shakeel

50 (105)

M Rizwan

26 (52)

J Leach

10-3-37-0

41.6 0

Full and on off. Saud Shakeel dead bats it.

41.5 4

FOUR! Fifty for Shakeel! A wonderful knock under pressure! Tossed up on midldle. Saud Shakeel comes down and lofts it to long on for a boundary.

41.4 0

Full and on middle, kept out.

41.3 2

Touch short, outside off. Saud Shakeel punches it through covers for a brace.

41.2 0

On middle, tucked to square leg.

41.1 0

Shorter and moving in on middle. Saud Shakeel looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but height was an issue.

Score after 41 overs : 132/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Rizwan

26 (52)

S Shakeel

44 (99)

J Root

3-0-8-0

40.6 0

On off, defended out.

40.5 4

FOUR! A bit of error from Root as he serves it down the leg side. Rizwan doesn't think twice as he sweeps this behind square leg for a boundary.

40.4 0

Full and angling on middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

40.3 0

On the pads, clipped to square leg.

40.2 0

Tossed up on middle. Rizwan chips it to mid on, uppish but safe.

40.1 1

Full and on off, drilled to long off for a single.

Score after 40 overs : 127/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Rizwan

22 (47)

S Shakeel

43 (98)

J Leach

9-3-31-0

39.6 0

On off, kept out.

39.5 0

Flatter and outside off, punched to cover.

39.4 1

Fuller and outside off. Saud Shakeel works it to covers for a single.

39.3 0

Tossed up on off. Blocked out.

39.2 0

On middle, nudged to square leg.

39.1 4

FOUR! Saud Shakeel takes on Leach now! Tossed up, outside off, Saud Shakeel comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Score after 39 overs : 122/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Rizwan

22 (45)

S Shakeel

38 (94)

W Jacks

5-0-34-0

38.6 6

SIX! Rizwan not letting Jacks settle at all. What a shot. This is full and outside off. Rizwan skips down, gives room and then smacks it over long off for a biggie.

38.5 0

Flatter and on off. Rizwan keeps it out.

38.4 0

On middle, blocked off the back foot.

38.3 0

Flighted, very full and on off. Rizwan looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Much better from Jacks.

38.2 0

Shorter and down leg, pulled straight to short fine leg.

The ball has lost its shape and it needs to be changed. Ben Stokes is not happy with something regarding the condition of the ball and has a conversation with the umpire.
38.1 1

Shorter and outside off. Saud Shakeel punches it to cover for a quick single.

Score after 38 overs : 115/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

16 (40)

S Shakeel

37 (93)

J Leach

8-3-26-0

37.6 0

A maiden for Leach. Flatter and on off. Rizwan rocks back and dead bats it.

37.5 0

Another dot! Flatter and on middle, kept out.

37.4 0

On middle, it is driven to mid on.

37.3 0

On middle. Rizwan prods to defend.

37.2 0

Full and on off. Blocked on the front foot.

37.1 0

Flatter and on middle. Rizwan works it to the off side.

Score after 37 overs : 115/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Shakeel

37 (93)

M Rizwan

16 (34)

W Jacks

4-0-27-0

36.6 2

On the pads, this is flicked past mid-wicket for easy couple.

36.5 0

Tossed up on off. Defended out.

36.4 1

Floated full and outside off. Rizwan sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.

36.3 0

Full and outside off, defended on the front foot.

36.2 1

Tossed up on off. Saud Shakeel knocks it to cover for a single.

36.1 0

Down the leg side. Saud Shakeel leaves it alone.

Score after 36 overs : 111/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

M Rizwan

15 (32)

S Shakeel

34 (89)

J Leach

7-2-26-0

35.6 2

Hitting the loose balls away. Down the leg side, swept behind square leg for a couple.

35.5 4

FOUR! Good shot! Shorter and outside off. Rizwan slaps it through covers for a boundary.

35.4 0

This one lands outside off and spins away. Rizwan is drawn forward to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge. Something for the spinners there.

35.3 0

Full and outside off. Rizwan drives it to cover.

35.2 0

On middle, blocked out.

35.1 1

Very full, outside off, pushed to mid off for one.

Score after 35 overs : 104/3

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Shakeel

33 (88)

M Rizwan

9 (27)

W Jacks

3-0-23-0

34.6 1

13 off the over! On the pads, flicked through square leg for one.

34.5 1

This one lands on middle and turns away. Rizwan opens his body as he looks to pull but gets an inside edge to fine leg for one.

34.4 4

FOUR! Looks like the message has been received to score more often now. Tossed up on off. Mohammad Rizwan skips down and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for four more.

34.3 0

Flatter and on middle. Mohammad Rizwan rocks back and defends.

34.2 4

FOUR! Mohammad Rizwan opens his account! Flighted, outside off. Rizwan slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Not off the middle but enough to go over the man.

34.1 1

Flatter and outside off, punched through covers for one.

DRINKS! A tensed first half of the final day. England have tried their best with Ollie Robinson and James Anderson bowling through the hour but only a wicket as their reward. Pakistan on the other hand have been watchful and wants to go to Lunch without more hurt. Pakistan need 250 more runs to win.

Score after 34 overs : 93/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

0 (23)

S Shakeel

31 (86)

J Leach

6-2-19-0

33.6 0

Tossed up on middle. Defended out again. A maiden to start for Leach.

33.5 0

Tossed up on middle. Mohammad Rizwan shows a full bat to block out.

33.4 0

Flatter and outside off. Rizwan punches it straight to cover.

33.3 0

On middle, defended out.

33.2 0

Fuller and on off. Mohammad Rizwan leans and blocks again.

33.1 0

Tossed up on middle. Defended on the front foot.

Jack Leach to bowl now.

Score after 33 overs : 93/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

31 (86)

M Rizwan

0 (17)

O Robinson

12-3-29-1

32.6 0

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

32.5 lb 1

Leg bye! The English players get together as they think to review it but it looed like going down and Ollie Pope suggests the same. Ben Stokes listens to his keeper and walks away. Yes, the replay confirms it is going down. This is full and tailing on the pads, going more away. Mohammad Rizwan misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes his head.

32.4 0

Pakistan look like they want to go to Lunch unhurt. Short and outside off. Mohammad Rizwan shoulders arms to it.

32.3 0

Tight from Ollie Robinson. On middle, blocked out.

32.2 0

This is full and outside off. Mohammad Rizwan reaches and drives it to cover.

32.1 0

Ben Stokes still wants to go with these two. Nothing off the pitch for the bowlers. On off, left alone.

Score after 32 overs : 92/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

31 (85)

M Rizwan

0 (12)

J Anderson

8-5-9-1

31.6 0

Short in length and on off. Shakeel punches off the back foot to cover.

31.5 0

This is angled outside off. Shakeel leaves it alone for the keeper.

31.4 0

On a length and on off. Shakeel keeps it out.

31.3 0

This is full and on middle, Saud eases it to mid on.

31.2 0

Short of a length and outside off. Shakeel hops and works it to point.

31.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 31 overs : 92/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

31 (79)

M Rizwan

0 (12)

O Robinson

11-2-29-1

30.6 1

That was not far away! On a length and outside off. Shakeel pushes it firmly, gets an outside edge past Zak Crawley who is standing much closer than normal at the short third man region. One.

30.5 0

On a length and around off. Shakeel is drawn forward as he knocks it to cover.

30.4 0

Length and on off, kept out.

30.3 0

Another leave! On a length and outside off. Shakeel watches it go.

30.2 0

Length ball, outside off. Shakeel leaves it alone.

30.1 0

Angles a length ball, outside off. Shakeel shoulders arms to it.

Score after 30 overs : 91/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

30 (73)

M Rizwan

0 (12)

J Anderson

7-4-9-1

29.6 1

Pitches it up, outside off. Shakeel drives it to mid off and takes a quick single. The fielder hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Shakeel was in.

29.5 0

Tails a full ball on the pads, it is hit to mid-wicket.

29.4 0

Shorter and outside off. Shakeel leaves it alone.

29.3 0

Short in length on middle. Shakeel tucks it to square leg. Since nothing is happening, it looks like a change is imminent by Ben Stokes.

29.2 0

On middle, nudged to square leg.

29.1 0

Outside off, knocked to cover.

Score after 29 overs : 90/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

0 (12)

S Shakeel

29 (67)

O Robinson

10-2-28-1

28.6 0

Length and on off. Mohammad Rizwan prods and defends it out.

28.5 0

A length ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan is early as he looks to drive, mistimes it to mid-wicket.

28.4 0

Very full and on off. Mohammad Rizwan leans and drives it straight to mid off.

28.3 0

This is full and outside off, pushed to cover.

28.2 0

On off, kept out.

28.1 0

Very full and on middle. Blocked out.

Score after 28 overs : 90/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

29 (67)

M Rizwan

0 (6)

J Anderson

6-4-8-1

27.6 0

On drive comes out. Full and on middle, this is hit to mid on.

27.5 0

Very full now on middle, it's flicked to mid-wicket.

27.4 0

Fuller and outside off. Shakeel drives it to cover.

27.3 0

Shakeel has shown a good defensive show. On middle, blocked out.

27.2 0

James Anderson slants one outside off. Shakeel watchfully lets it go.

27.1 0

James Anderson keeps the same channel, angling across on middle. Shakeel blocks it out.

Score after 27 overs : 90/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Rizwan

0 (6)

S Shakeel

29 (61)

O Robinson

9-1-28-1

26.6 0

Length and on off. Defended out.

26.5 0

Length ball on middle. Blocked out.

26.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

26.3 1

Short in length and on middle. Shakeel pulls it to square leg for one.

26.2 0

This is close to the body but Shakeel makes a good leave.

26.1 0

A bouncer, outside off. Shakeel lets it go.

Score after 26 overs : 89/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

0 (3)

S Shakeel

28 (58)

J Anderson

5-3-8-1

25.6 0

On the pads, pushed to mid-wicket.

25.5 0

Length ball, outside off at 128 clicks. Rizwan pokes it to point.

25.4 0

On a length and on middle. Blocked out.

Mohammad Rizwan is the new man in.
25.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Imam-ul-Haq goes and England have found the breakthrough. The 64-run stand is broken. Imam could have left this alone. James Anderson slants a length ball, going down the leg side. Imam tries to flick it but gets a faint edge to Ollie Pope who dives to his right and takes a fine catch. First, it looked like it came off the pads but Imam-ul-Haq showed his back immediately and started walking off. He goes for fine 48.

25.2 0

On middle, length and it is blocked it.

25.1 0

On middle, blocked out.

Score after 25 overs : 89/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

28 (58)

Imam

48 (74)

O Robinson

8-1-27-1

24.6 0

A maiden for Robinson as well! This is full and angling on middle. Shakeel tries to work on the leg side but mistimes it back to the bowler.

24.5 0

On a length and slanting on off. Defended on the deck.

24.4 0

Ollie Robinson bowls from 'round the wicket and serves it around off. Shakeel has his stumps covered as he blocks it.

24.3 0

Another dot as Shakeel works it to cover.

24.2 0

This is full and outside off. Shakeel pushes  it to cover.

24.1 0

On middle, kept out.

Score after 24 overs : 89/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

48 (74)

S Shakeel

28 (52)

J Anderson

4-2-8-0

23.6 0

A maiden for James! On a length and on middle. Imam watchfully blocks it out.

23.5 0

Slants a length ball on middle. Imam stays back and defends it out.

23.4 0

Length and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.

23.3 0

On a length and on middle. Imam gets his bat in front to defend.

23.2 0

Angling down the leg side. Imam misses his flick.

23.1 0

Short of a length and on middle, nudged to square leg.

Score after 23 overs : 89/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

28 (52)

Imam

48 (68)

O Robinson

7-0-27-1

22.6 0

Way outside off. Shakeel lets it go to the keeper.

22.5 0

This is outside off again, it is left alone.

22.4 0

Length ball, outside off. Shakeel shoulders arms to it.

22.3 0

On a length and on off, Shakeel keeps it out.

22.2 1

Length ball on middle. Imam clips it past square leg for one.

22.1 0

Length and on off. Imam taps it to point.

Score after 22 overs : 88/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Shakeel

28 (48)

Imam

47 (66)

J Anderson

3-1-8-0

21.6 0

BEATEN! On a length and outside off, holds its line. Shakeel looks to defend but misses.

21.5 0

Angles a full ball on middle, it's driven to mid off.

21.4 0

Goes full, outside off, it is driven to cover.

21.3 0

On middle, blocked out.

21.2 4

FOUR! Through the gap for four! Length ball, outside off. Shakeel punches off the back foot through covers. Zak Crawley gives a chase, does all the hard work but fails to flick it perfectly and the ball rolls back and touches the ropes.

21.1 0

A length ball, outside off, knocked to cover.

James Anderson to bowl from the other end.

Score after 21 overs : 84/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Imam

47 (66)

S Shakeel

24 (42)

O Robinson

6-0-26-1

20.6 0

Length ball, outside off. Imam pushes it to cover.

20.5 0

On middle, blocked out.

20.4 0

A loud shout but mainly from behind! Short and outside off, extra bounce again. Imam pushes forward to defend but misses.

20.3 0

Extra bounce this time! Short in length, on middle. Imam stays back to defend, mistimes it to square leg.

20.2 4

FOUR! Pakistan are off the mark on Day 5! Length ball, outside off. Imam lunges forward, slices it past backward point for a boundary.

20.1 0

Beauty to start with! A length ball, angling outside off before it nips away. Imam prods to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

We are all set. The players are out in the middle. Saud Shakeel and Imam-ul-Haq to resume their batting. Ollie Robinson (5-0-22-1) to open with the ball.
This Test match has showed why this format is still one of the best in cricket and how unpredictable it still can be. England played the ‘Bazball’ way and bossed Day 1. Pakistan played on their own terms but till yesterday it looked like draw is the most likely result. However, England were happy to give a target and to find a result rather than settling for a draw. The final session of Day 4 has made Day 5 to watch out for. The first session is the most important one. Pakistan need 262 more runs to win from 90 off overs. England need 8 wickets to win on the other hand. A fascinating day of cricket awaits. Stay tuned.
...Day 5, Session 1...
The key for England will be patience, they need to keep hitting the right lines and lengths. The wicket is still quite flat and there is not a lot on offer for their bowlers. Pakistan on the other hand, have two set-batters and they will need these two to bat long. They still need another 263 runs and it is going to be very important for the batters who have their eye in to cash in. A very exciting last day of this Test awaits. Do join us for the action which begins at 1015 IST (0445 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
The day though began with Pakistan fighting back after losing quite a wickets in the last session of Day 3. Agha Salman notched up a fine half ton and reduced England's lead to below 100. Jacks was the star with the ball for the visitors as he got a six-fer on debut. England then, came out all guns blazing. It was Brook and Root for them who really took the attack to the bowlers. They were yet again scoring at over 6 and in just over a session, they managed to extend their lead to close to 350. It was a surprise declaration from them as they did so during the Tea interval. They came out with a plan with the ball of bowling short and that worked. They have got Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam and we are not sure about the injury of Azhar Ali! Overall, have to say, the English have their noses in front at the moment.
The light meter is out again, the umpires have a look again and this time they have deemed the light is not good enough to continue and off they go! A round of applause from Stokes for his players as they walk off and rightly so, they have been brilliant, the day has surely belonged to them and the game is set up beautifully for Day 5.

Score after 20 overs : 80/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

24 (42)

Imam

43 (60)

J Root

2-0-3-0

19.6 0

Another one tossed up on off, Saud plays it to cover.

19.5 0

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

19.4 0

Floats it up on off, defended.

19.3 1

On off, this is guided towards point for one.

19.2 0

Slower through the air again and outside off, left alone.

19.1 0

That was very well bowled! Imam steps out, Root shortens the length and also slows it. The ball turns a little too. Imam defends it.

The light meter is out and the umpires are having a look! It is fine for now and we will continue.

Score after 19 overs : 79/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Shakeel

24 (39)

Imam

42 (57)

J Leach

5-1-19-0

18.6 0

On the stumps, kept out.

18.5 2

Two more! On the shorter side, this is pushed through covers for two.

18.4 0

On off, this is pushed towards cover.

18.3 0

On the stumps, blocked.

18.2 0

Floats it up on off, blocked.

18.1 0

Chance? Half a chance! On middle, Saud works it firmly towards short leg. It hits his hand but does not stay in. Needed to react very quickly.

Score after 18 overs : 77/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

42 (57)

S Shakeel

22 (33)

J Root

1-0-2-0

17.6 0

On middle, kept out.

17.5 0

Another one on middle, blocked.

17.4 0

Floats it up on off, Imam defends.

17.3 0

Steps out now and almost yorks himself, jams it out towards cover.

17.2 0

Misreads the length there! Flatter and on the pads, Imam looks to stay back to a relatively full ball, gets his bat down in time and works it to square leg.

17.1 2

Two! On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for a couple.

Score after 17 overs : 75/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

22 (33)

Imam

40 (51)

J Leach

4-1-17-0

16.6 0

On off, blocked.

16.5 0

On the stumps, Saud gets right behind the line and defends.

16.4 1

On off, this is worked down to long on with the turn for one.

16.3 0

Flatter and on off, kept out.

16.2 0

On middle, defended.

16.1 0

Tossed up on off, kept out.

Score after 16 overs : 74/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Imam

39 (47)

S Shakeel

22 (31)

W Jacks

2-0-12-0

15.6 1

On the shorter side, this is guided to point for one.

15.5 0

Shortish and on off, this is played to point.

15.4 0

On off, defended.

15.3 0

On middle, defended.

15.2 4

FOUR! Imam steps out and gets to the pitch of it, lofts it clean and over the mid off fielder for another boundary.

15.1 0

Floats it up on off, blocked.

Score after 15 overs : 69/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Shakeel

22 (31)

Imam

34 (41)

J Leach

3-1-16-0

14.6 0

Floats it up on off, Shakeel blocks.

14.5 1

On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.

14.4 0

Flatter and on off, defended.

14.3 4

FOUR! Cut away! Another one short and outside off, this time there is enough width on offer and Imam cashes in. He cuts it past point for a boundary.

14.2 2

Two more! Shorter and outside off, this one turns back in. Imam-ul-Haq still manages to cut towards point for two.

14.1 0

Imam steps down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Defends.

Score after 14 overs : 62/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Shakeel

22 (30)

Imam

27 (36)

W Jacks

1-0-7-0

13.6 0

On the stumps, blocked.

13.5 0

Slower and outside off, Saud lets it be.

13.4 0

Tossed up on middle, defended.

13.3 4

FOUR! Cut away! This is short and outside off, Saud cuts it past point for a boundary.

13.2 0

Tossed up outside off, slower, left alone.

13.1 3

Three more! Runs flowing now! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for three.

Score after 13 overs : 55/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Shakeel

18 (25)

Imam

24 (35)

J Leach

2-1-9-0

12.6 4

FOUR! Smart stuff yet again! Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it. Still chips it over the silly mid on fielder for another boundary.

12.5 0

On middle, defended.

12.4 4

FOUR! Up and over! Tossed up on middle, Saud lifts it over silly mid on for a boundary. Smart short, there was no mid on in place and he just chipped it over the fielder close-in.

12.3 1

On middle, this is worked to mid on for one.

12.2 0

On off, defended.

12.1 0

Tossed up on off, blocked.

Score after 12 overs : 46/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Shakeel

10 (22)

Imam

23 (32)

J Anderson

2-1-4-0

11.6 4

FOUR! This time nails the pull shot! Times it brilliantly! Short and on the body, this is pulled brilliantly through square leg. No chance for the fielder in the deep.

11.5 0

Another short one and on the body, Saud yet again ducks under it.

11.4 0

Continues to bowl the shorter length. Saud lets it go to the keeper. Saud is not interested in taking on the bumper. Maybe England can sneak in a full one here to surprise Shakeel.

11.3 0

Bangs it short, Saud stands tall and defends.

11.2 0

Another short ball on the body, evaded.

11.1 0

On the shorter side, defended.

DRINKS! England's session so far! They have two big wickets and Azhar Ali has walked back injured. They came out with a plan and it has worked. Imam though has looked solid for Pakistan and Saud has begun well. The two need to continue. England on the other hand, will hope for at least one more wicket before Stumps.

Score after 11 overs : 42/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

23 (32)

S Shakeel

6 (16)

J Leach

1-1-0-0

10.6 0

Loopy ball on off, blocked.

10.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

10.4 0

Gives it air and lands it on off, kept out.

10.3 0

Floats it up on off, blocked.

10.2 0

On middle, this is worked to mid on.

10.1 0

Imam straightaway gives Leach the charge but does not get to the pitch of it. Imam defends it.

Score after 10 overs : 42/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

6 (16)

Imam

23 (26)

J Anderson

1-1-0-0

9.6 0

Continues to bang it short and the batter continues to duck under it.

9.5 0

Another duck as yet again Anderson goes short and on the body.

9.4 0

Digs it in halfway down the wicket, Saud is happy to evade it.

9.3 0

Goes short, Saud lets it go over him.

9.2 0

Outside off, left alone.

9.1 0

On the shorter side, Suad pulls but finds square leg.

Score after 9 overs : 42/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

Imam

23 (26)

S Shakeel

6 (10)

O Robinson

5-0-22-1

8.6 0

Yet again gets on top of this short ball and pulls it onto the ground but to mid-wicket.

8.5 4

FOUR! Really good pull shot again! This is on the body, Imam is getting on top of the bounce nicely and hammers it through square leg. Another boundary for him.

8.4 0

Shorter and outside off, left alone.

8.3 4

FOUR! Gets hold of this one, really well! Short and on middle, Imam pulls it hard, it races through backward square leg and into the fence.

8.2 0

Back of a length and on middle, Imam defends it onto the ground.

8.1 1

On the shorter side, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

8.1 nb 1

Another no ball! Outside off, left alone.

Score after 8 overs : 32/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Imam

15 (21)

S Shakeel

5 (8)

B Stokes

4-0-20-1

7.6 0

Stokes goes short to end the over, Imam ducks under it.

7.5 1

Another one on the shorter side, this is pulled towards square leg for one.

7.4 0

Another short one, Shakeel lets it go over him.

7.3 4

FOUR! Flayed away! Slightly shorter and outside off, Saud cuts it past point for a boundary. He played a similar shot to the one he got out in the first innings but this time the length was shorter and hence, he was able to get it away.

7.2 1

On the body, Imam nudges it on the leg side and takes one.

7.1 0

Another one on the shorter side, Imam hops and defends it.

Score after 7 overs : 26/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

0 (5)

Imam

14 (18)

O Robinson

4-0-12-1

6.6 0

Bangs it short from around the wicket, defended.

6.5 0

Down the leg side, Saud leaves it alone.

6.4 1

This time Imam does find the gap with the pull, he plays it towards deep square leg only for one.

6.3 0

Another one on the shorter side, fended.

6.2 0

On the shorter side, this is defended.

6.1 0

Shorter and on middle, Imam pulls but to mid-wicket.

Score after 6 overs : 25/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

0 (3)

Imam

13 (14)

B Stokes

3-0-14-1

5.6 0

Yet another short one, Saud ducks under it.

5.5 0

Another short one and on middle, Saud ducks under it.

5.4 0

Back of a length and on off, Saud defends it.

Saud Shakeel walks out to bat!
5.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! The finger is raised! Pin-drop silence in this stadium as Babar Azam has been dismissed by the England skiper, Ben Stokes. The short ball ploy works yet again. England well and truly on top now! This is short and on middle, Babar Azam looks to guide it down to third man. There is not enough room to do that. He actually tried making a little bit of room by moving to his the right. This goes off the toe-end and it is taken inches above the ground by the keeper. Two out of the three centurions from the first innings for Pakistan are back in the hut. Do Pakistan have another hero in them?

5.2 0

Bangs it in short and on off, Babar Azam defends it onto the ground.

5.1 1

Outside off, Imam-ul-Haq guides it down to third man for one.

Score after 5 overs : 24/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

4 (3)

Imam

12 (13)

O Robinson

3-0-11-1

4.6 0

Another bumper, Azam lets it go over him. A successful over then for Ollie Robinson!

4.5 4

FOUR! Slammed away! This is short and asking to be hit! Azam waits and slaps it through covers for a boundary. First for Azam and he is underway.

4.4 0

Short and on middle, this is defended.

Babar Azam walks out to bat in place of him. The crowd erupts.
Ouch! Azhar Ali is looking in some discomfort and is unable to continue. A blow to the batting team as Azhar Ali is retired hurt.
4.3 0

Another short one on middle, Ali looks to fend it but is hit on the glove.

4.2 0

Back of a length and on off, Ali defends.

4.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Abdullah Shafique holes out! The plan to bowl short has worked. Early wicket for England. Just what they needed! This is banged in short and on middle, Abdullah Shafique can't hold back, he goes for the pull, fails to get on top of the bounce and it goes off the top edge towards deep square leg. Harry Brook at deep square leg takes it nicely.

Score after 4 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Imam

12 (13)

A Shafique

6 (13)

B Stokes

2-0-13-0

3.6 0

Bangs it short and on middle, Imam defends it.

3.5 0

Another one on the shorter side. Left alone.

3.4 0

Short and outside off, Imam lets it go.

3.3 4

FOUR! Thumped down the ground! Goes short and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq pulls, he manages to pull it past mid on for a boundary.

3.2 0

Another short one, Imam lets it go over him.

3.1 1

Short and on middle, Abdullah Shafique pulls it through mid-wicket and takes one.

Score after 3 overs : 15/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

8 (8)

A Shafique

5 (12)

O Robinson

2-0-7-0

2.6 0

Another short one, Imam does not fiddle with it.

2.6 nb 1

Back of a length and on off, defended. No ball signaled as Ollie Robinson oversteps. It is a huge no ball.

2.5 1

Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

2.4 0

Around off, Abdullah Shafique looks to pull this time but misses. He is beaten by the pace.

2.3 0

On the shorter side, Abdullah Shafique lets it go to the keeper again.

2.2 0

On the shorter side again, Abdullah Shafique nudges it on the leg side.

2.1 0

Shorter and on middle, this is blocked.

Score after 2 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Imam

8 (6)

A Shafique

4 (7)

B Stokes

1-0-8-0

1.6 0

Another short one on the body, Imam lets it go over him.

1.5 0

Good length and on off, Imam defends it towards cover.

1.4 0

A real effort ball, gets good bounce and also good zip off this slow surface. Imam ducks under it.

1.3 0

A bumper now, Imam ducks under it.

1.2 4

FOUR! Cut away! That was asking to be hit! It is short and outside off, Imam cuts it through point and it races away to the fence. Pakistan off to a flier.

1.1 4

FOUR! Hammered! That has been thumped! A short ball and it sits up to be hit. Imam slams it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Off the mark in style.

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Shafique

4 (7)

Imam

0 (0)

O Robinson

1-0-5-0

0.6 4

FOUR! Short and on middle, Abdullah Shafique pulls, it goes to the deep square leg fence. First boundary of the chase and a good first over for Pakistan.

0.5 0

Bangs it short again and on middle, Abdullah Shafique ducks under it.

0.4 0

Goes short again, outside off, Abdullah Shafique looks to pull but it goes off the inner half towards square leg.

0.4 nb 1

Another short one and on middle, Abdullah Shafique does not fiddle with it. A no ball though as Ollie Robinson oversteps.

0.3 0

Now goes short, realises there is no movement and bangs it short. Left alone.

0.2 0

Another one on a good length, no movement again. Defended.

0.1 0

Goes fuller and on off, no swing on offer, Abdullah Shafique strokes it to mid off.

That comes as surprise! ENGLAND HAVE DECLARED! Pakistan have been set a target of 343 and their openers now come out to the middle. They have around 4 sessions, to score these. What a bold move by England. Will it come off? We will find out. It is Ollie Robinson who now has the new ball in hand. Here we go...
What an entertaining session! Have to say England are in a very strong position courtesy the Root-Brook stand. They have stretched their lead to close to 350 and are not yet done. They lost Zak Crawley early but then Root and Brook played brilliantly. There were hardly any dots and they were managing to find boundaries at will. The added almost 100 in no time with both scoring half tons. Stokes and Root fell in quick succession but Jacks then came out and did not let the momentum slip away. He too fell though but England continued to play their shots. Right at the stroke of Tea though, Brook saw his middle stump being castled. We expect England to aim something near the 400-run mark before declaring. Their approach won't change after the break and all Pakistan will be hoping to do is take wickets. This game is well and truly on and a result seems highly likely now. Stay tuned for what could be another brilliant session.
35.5 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! No consecutive tons for Brook but yet another wonderful innings from him and a debut to remember. Maybe he could have played his way to his ton but that shot just shows, it is team first for him. On middle, he looks to heave it across the line but misses it altogether. The stumps are shattered. Brook walks back and so do the umpires and the players as THAT IS TEA ON DAY 4!

35.4 1

Short and on middle, Liam looks to pull, he gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the off side. A run taken.

35.3 1

Shorter and around off, this is guided through point for one.

35.2 lb 1

Another swing and a miss! Angled into the pads. Liam swings, he misses, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

35.1 1

A slower one on middle, Brook looks to heave it on the leg side but it goes off the inner half towards deep square leg for one.

Score after 35 overs : 260/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

L Livingstone

6 (6)

H Brook

85 (62)

M Ali

10-0-64-2

34.6 0

Another swing and a miss! A slower one outside off. Liam swings but misses.

34.6 nb 1

NO BALL! Well wide outside off, it lands outside the pitch. Left alone. No ball given.

34.5 1

A single! On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

34.4 0

A slower one outside off, Harry Brook looks to play the paddle scoop but misses.

34.3 1

Outside off, fuller, this is hit through covers for one.

34.2 2

Shorter and on middle, Liam Livingstone pulls it through mid-wicket for two.

34.1 2

Fuller and on middle, Liam Livingstone hits it through mid-wicket for two.

Score after 34 overs : 253/6

Runs Scored

18 Runs

H Brook

84 (60)

L Livingstone

1 (1)

A Salman

5-0-47-1

33.6 4

FOUR! Hammered away! Shorter and on middle, Brook pulls it hard and through mid-wicket for a boundary.

33.5 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

33.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Jack's entertaining innings comes to an end! This is tossed up around off, Jacks steps out and swings, it goes off the top edge and it is taken by the fielder at cover.

33.3 6

SIX! This is short and on middle, it is pulled well over the mid-wicket fence for a large one.

33.2 6

SIX! BANG! Over the fence again. This is tossed up on middle, it is hit over the mid-wicket fence for a big one.

33.1 1

Shorter and on off, Brook pushes it through covers for one.

Score after 33 overs : 235/5

Runs Scored

17 Runs

W Jacks

12 (10)

H Brook

79 (58)

Z Mahmood

11-1-84-2

32.6 6

SIX! BANG! That sails over the fence. On middle, this is heaved over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

32.5 1

A single as this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

32.4 4

FOUR! Hammered down the ground! Tossed up on middle, this is hit down towards the long off fence for a boundary.

32.3 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

32.2 6

SIX! This is over the fence! On middle, Brook steps out and heaves it over the long on fence for a biggie.

32.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 32 overs : 218/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

W Jacks

6 (9)

H Brook

68 (53)

A Salman

4-0-29-0

31.6 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

31.5 0

Jacks looks to play the switch hit again but this is fired down the leg side. Jacks swings but misses.

31.4 4

FOUR! Nailed! Jacks now plays the reverse sweep, this is on middle, it is races to the cover fence.

31.3 1

Around off, this is guided towards point for one.

31.2 0

Shorter and outside off, Brook looks to cut but is beaten.

31.1 4

FOUR! Smashed again! This is full and on middle, Brook steps out and slams it down the ground to the long off fence.

Score after 31 overs : 209/5

Runs Scored

11 Runs

H Brook

63 (50)

W Jacks

2 (6)

Z Mahmood

10-1-67-2

30.6 1

The sweep again but it goes towards deep square leg for one.

30.5 4

FOUR! That is brilliant! Even Rizwan liked it! Brook steps out, Zahid fires it down the leg side. Brook manages to sweep it past short fine leg for a boundary. Really good.

30.4 0

On middle, blocked.

30.3 6

SIX! Right in the arc and out of the park! This is given a lot of air and it is very full. It is heaved over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

30.2 0

That was quite slow from Brook! Not sure what he was thinking about. He steps out but does not get to the pitch of it. Defends it and then stands his ground. Rizwan is quick to the ball and looks to back flick it onto the stumps. Brook realises and looks to make it back in. Rizwan misses his shy.

30.1 0

This lands around leg and spins away, Brook looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.

Score after 30 overs : 198/5

Runs Scored

6 Runs

W Jacks

2 (6)

H Brook

52 (44)

A Salman

3-0-20-0

29.6 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

29.6 nb 2

On middle, this is pushed towards long on for one.

29.5 1

Another single as Jacks sweeps it through square leg.

29.4 1

On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.

29.3 1

The paddle scoop, it it goes towards fine leg for one.

29.2 0

A loud shout but turned down! This lands on off and spins back in. Jacks looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Going down leg.

29.1 1

Fifty for Brook! What a debut he is having! A 150 followed by a half ton and he is not done yet! Gets there by working it through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 29 overs : 192/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

W Jacks

0 (2)

H Brook

49 (41)

Z Mahmood

9-1-56-2

28.6 0

On middle, kept out.

28.5 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

28.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Really not sure what Stokes was trying to do there! It all looked ugly in the end! This is slower and it lands around off and it is turning back in. Stokes looks to hit it through covers. The length and line was not the right one to play that shot. This takes the top edge as Stokes fails to get on top of the bounce and lobs upto cover where Saud takes it. Two in quick succession for Zahid and Pakistan.

28.3 0

Out comes the reverse sweep but Stokes finds point.

28.2 0

On middle, kept out. Stokes wants a sighter.

28.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! The crowd finds its voice now! Something for them to be happy about as it was all England in this session. On the pads, Root looks to sweep but fails to get on top of the bounce. It goes off the top edge and Imam-ul-Haq takes an easy catch at short fine leg. A good innings from Root comes to an end. England effectively 270 for 4.

Score after 28 overs : 192/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

H Brook

49 (41)

J Root

73 (68)

A Salman

2-0-14-0

27.6 4

FOUR! Swept brilliantly! On the pads, Brook plays it through square leg and this races away to the fence.

27.5 0

Fires it on middle, Brook pushes it back to the bowler.

27.4 1

Plays the reverse sweep but just for one as it goes towards deep point.

27.3 0

Flatter and on middle, Root pushes it back to the bowler.

27.2 1

Another single as this is eased down to long on.

27.1 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Score after 27 overs : 185/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

H Brook

44 (38)

J Root

71 (65)

Z Mahmood

8-0-56-0

26.6 0

On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. Two dots, that is quite rare.

26.5 0

Brook looks to sweep again, this goes off the inner half to short fine leg.

26.4 4

FOUR! There is a run at least of almost every ball. Outstanding from England. Now the sweep from Brook and he naisl it through square leg. Boundary.

26.3 4

FOUR! Brook steps out, makes it into a full toss and hits it past the bowler for a boundary.

26.2 1

This is swept through square leg for one.

26.1 1

Short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 26 overs : 175/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

J Root

70 (64)

H Brook

35 (33)

A Salman

1-0-7-0

25.6 2

Two more! Root manages to play it fine on the off side from outside leg. He plays the reverse paddle. Two taken.

25.5 1

On the pads, Brook plays the paddle scoop but to short fine leg for one.

25.4 1

Another reverse sweep, this time straight to deep point for one.

25.3 2

Nicely played! Root plays the reverse sweep, this is full and on middle, he still jams it through point for two.

25.2 1

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

25.1 0

Down the leg side, Brook looks to flick but misses.

Score after 25 overs : 168/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Brook

33 (30)

J Root

65 (61)

Z Mahmood

7-0-46-0

24.6 1

A single to end! On the pads, Brook pulls it towards deep square leg.

24.5 1

Another run as this is worked through mid-wicket.

24.4 1

Shorter and on middle, Brook pulls it wide of mid-wicket, to the man in the deep for one.

24.3 1

On the pads, Root works it through square leg and gets to the other end.

24.2 0

Short and down the leg side. Root looks to pull but misses.

24.1 lb 1

On the pads, Brook looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

Score after 24 overs : 163/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

J Root

63 (58)

H Brook

31 (27)

N Shah

9-0-63-1

23.6 4

FOUR! Angled into the pads, this is clipped through mid-wicket for a boundary.

23.5 0

On the stumps, it is kept out.

23.4 0

On middle, blocked.

23.3 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

23.2 4

FOUR! Brook steps out and lofts this over mid off for a boundary.

23.1 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Score after 23 overs : 153/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

J Root

58 (54)

H Brook

26 (25)

Z Mahmood

6-0-42-0

22.6 1

Out comes the paddle sweep, it goes towards fine leg for one.

22.5 0

On middle, defended.

22.4 4

FOUR! The reverse sweep and this time he gets the desired result! A full toss on the pads, Root plays the reverse sweep down to the third man fence.

22.3 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

22.2 1

DROPPED! Not an easy chance though! Root plays the switch hit. He drags it from outside leg and towards cover. The fielder dives to his left, gets two hands to it but can't hang on. A run taken.

22.1 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 22 overs : 146/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Brook

25 (24)

J Root

52 (49)

N Shah

8-0-53-1

21.6 0

On off, defended.

21.5 0

Angled into the pads, Brook works it to mid-wicket.

21.4 1

On off, this is pushed wide of mid off for one.

21.3 4

FOUR! Fuller and on middle, Root shows the full face of the bat and creams it down to the long off fence.

21.2 0

On off, kept out.

21.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 21 overs : 141/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

J Root

47 (45)

H Brook

25 (22)

Z Mahmood

5-0-35-0

20.6 3

Three! On middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. Three taken.

20.5 1

A single for Brook as he pushes it through covers.

20.4 1

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

20.3 0

Lands just short! Slows it up, lands it around off, this pitches and turns away. Root looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge but lands short of the first slip fielder.

20.2 1

Shortish and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

20.1 4

FOUR! That is a lovely shot! Steps out, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

Score after 20 overs : 131/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Root

43 (42)

H Brook

19 (19)

N Shah

7-0-48-1

19.6 0

On off, defended well.

19.5 2

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

19.4 1

Fuller and on middle, Brook drives it to the left of mid on. The fielder runs, dives and keeps it down to one.

19.3 1

On off, Root guides it through point for one.

19.2 0

On off, defended.

19.1 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 19 overs : 127/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

J Root

40 (37)

H Brook

18 (18)

Z Mahmood

4-0-25-0

18.6 1

A single to end! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket.

18.5 1

Follows the boundary with one as this is pushed down to long off.

18.4 4

FOUR! Smashed! A half volley but it still has to be put away. This is outside off, Brook hits it hard through covers. Lead over 200 now.

18.3 1

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

18.2 1

Another single as this is pushed down to long on.

18.1 1

On middle, Root works it through mid-wicket for one.

Score after 18 overs : 118/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

H Brook

12 (15)

J Root

37 (34)

M Ali

9-0-57-2

17.6 0

On middle, this is kept out.

17.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

17.4 0

Down the leg side, Brook looks to pull but misses.

17.3 0

On off, kept out.

17.2 0

On middle, kept out.

17.1 1

This is short and it is pulled through square leg for one.

Score after 17 overs : 117/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

H Brook

12 (10)

J Root

36 (33)

Z Mahmood

3-0-16-0

16.6 4

FOUR! Whipped away! This is full and on middle, this is hit through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.

16.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

16.4 0

On middle, kept out.

16.3 1

Another single as this is eased through mid off.

16.2 1

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

16.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 16 overs : 111/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

J Root

35 (32)

H Brook

7 (5)

M Ali

8-0-56-2

15.6 0

Around off, Root guides it towards gully.

15.5 2

Fuller and on off, Root pushes it through covers and takes two.

15.4 0

Around off, Root guides it to point.

15.3 1

Another run as this is clipped through square leg.

15.2 1

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

15.1 2

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Score after 15 overs : 105/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

H Brook

6 (4)

J Root

30 (27)

Z Mahmood

2-0-10-0

14.6 0

On middle, defended.

14.5 6

SIX! OFF THE MARK IN STYLE! Short and it sits up to be hit. Brooks rocks back and hammers it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

14.4 0

On middle, defended.

14.3 1

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to the left of mid off for one.

14.2 2

Two! Angled into the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two.

14.1 0

Around off, defended.

Score after 14 overs : 96/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Brook

0 (1)

J Root

27 (24)

M Ali

7-0-50-2

13.6 0

On off, kept out.

13.5 W 0

A LOUD APPEAL FOR CAUGHT BUT TURNED DOWN! Rizwan wants it to be reviewed and it is. Crawley indicates it has hit his shoulder. OUT! There is a spike on Ultra Edge as it passes the glove and the on-field call has to be overturned! Not sure why Crawley was rubbing his shoulder as that was nowhere near the shoulder. He falls shortly after getting to his half ton. Down the leg side, short. Crawley looks to pull, this seems to have taken the glove and Rizwan takes it. A successful review from Pakistan and a much-needed wicket as this stand was taking the game away from them.

13.4 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

13.3 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

13.3 nb 2

Angled into the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two. Ali has overstepped. Free run for England.

13.2 1

On off, this is pushed wide of mid off for one.

13.1 0

Angled into middle, this is played back to the bowler.

Score after 13 overs : 91/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Root

25 (22)

Z Crawley

48 (44)

Z Mahmood

1-0-1-0

12.6 0

On off, Root pushes it to cover. A tidy over from Zahid Mahmood!

12.5 1

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

12.4 0

On the stumps, kept out.

12.3 0

On off, kept out.

12.2 0

Angled into the pads. Crawley looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

12.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 12 overs : 90/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

J Root

25 (21)

Z Crawley

47 (39)

M Ali

6-0-45-1

11.6 4

FOUR! Deft again! Pakistan leaking boundaries! Outside off, Root waits and then guides it past gully for another boundary.

11.5 0

On off, defended.

11.4 1

A short one, this is pulled through square leg for one.

11.3 0

On off, blocked.

11.2 4

FOUR! Put away! Stand and deliver! Top, top stuff from Zak Crawley! Length and on off, this is hit on the up through covers for a boundary.

11.1 1

Angled into the pads, Root works it through square leg for one.

Score after 11 overs : 80/2

Runs Scored

14 Runs

J Root

20 (18)

Z Crawley

42 (36)

N Shah

6-0-44-1

10.6 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

10.5 0

On off, kept out.

10.4 4

FOUR! Audacious! Wow! We have seen Root do this to great use in recent times! On middle, Root plays the reverse paddle scoop and he hits it over the keeper for a boundary in the third man region.

10.3 1

On off, this is pushed through cover for one.

10.2 4

FOUR! Through the off side this time! Crawley is dealing in boundaries! Short and outside off, Zak Crawley cuts it through point and this one races away to the fence.

10.1 4

FOUR! This is easy for Crawley! A little too straight, he clips it past mid on and it races away to the fence.

Score after 10 overs : 66/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Z Crawley

33 (33)

J Root

15 (15)

M Ali

5-0-35-1

9.6 1

Around off, Zak Crawley pushes it through covers for one.

9.5 4

FOUR! Shot! Shades of KP in that! This is outside off, Zak Crawley walks across and whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

9.4 0

That one stays really low! Outside off, Zak Crawley moves across and looks to heave it on the leg side but this stays low and sneaks under the bat.

9.3 0

On off, defended.

9.2 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

9.1 2

Two more! Around off, this is guided through point for two.

Score after 9 overs : 58/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Root

12 (13)

Z Crawley

28 (29)

N Shah

5-0-30-1

8.6 1

Angled into the pads. Root works it towards mid-wicket for one.

8.5 4

FOUR! Deft! Length and around off, Root lets the ball come to him and then guides it down to third man for a boundary.

8.4 0

On middle, Root works it to mid-wicket.

8.3 1

Length and on off, this lands and then jags back in. Zak Crawley looks to defend, this goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

8.2 2

Two! Fuller and on off, this is pushed through cover for a couple.

8.1 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Score after 8 overs : 50/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Root

7 (10)

Z Crawley

25 (26)

M Ali

4-0-27-1

7.6 2

Two more! On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg. Naseem runs to his right, dives and saves two for his side.

7.5 1

On off, Crawley strokes it towards cover for one.

7.4 0

On middle, blocked.

7.3 1

Angled into the pads, Root works it through square leg for one.

7.2 0

On off, defended.

7.1 0

On off, defended.

We are back for the second session. Root and Crawley will resume their innings.
... DAY 4, SESSION 2 ...
Earlier, England started the day with the hopes of getting a lead of over 100 but Agha Salman counter-attacked and got up a half ton. He along with the tail got the trail below 100 before Jacks got all three wickets to fall today. England now will hope the two batters out there can put up a good stand. They will continue to play attacking cricket which will also give Pakistan a chance to take a wicket. We are in for some entertainment after the break. Do join us in a bit.
End of an action-packed mini session here! England continue to score freely but Pakistan will be pleased with the two wickets they have got. However, it is England who are in a good position in this game as they have stretched their lead to over 120 and still have 8 wickets in hand. The start though was not the best as they lost Duckett on the second ball itself. Pope and Crawley then counter-attacked but that stand was cut short and Pope was bounced out. Root and Zak then ensured there were no more wickets to fall before the break.

Score after 7 overs : 46/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Root

4 (6)

Z Crawley

24 (24)

N Shah

4-0-22-1

6.6 1

A single to end the session then! On off, this is pushed towards cover for one. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!

6.5 0

On off, blocked.

6.4 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

6.3 2

Just over the fielder! A brilliant dipping slower ball, it is a full toss but a dipping one. Zak Crawley was completely done in by the lack of pace. He ends up chipping it but over the leaping fielder at mid off for two.

6.2 1

Around off, Root looks to defend, this goes off the inner half on the leg side for one.

6.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 6 overs : 41/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Z Crawley

21 (22)

J Root

2 (2)

M Ali

3-0-23-1

5.6 2

On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two.

5.5 0

Angled into the pads, Zak Crawley looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

5.4 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

5.3 1

Back of a length and on off, this is guided past point for one.

5.2 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

5.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Pope has been bounced out and Pakistan have another one. England are effectively 114 for 2. A short one and on middle, Pope goes for the pull, he fails to get on top of the bounce, it goes off the top edge towards fine leg and it is taken easily by Shah. Another centurion from the first innings walks back for a low score. Can Pakistan get another one before the break?

Score after 5 overs : 36/1

Runs Scored

10 Runs

Z Crawley

18 (19)

O Pope

15 (12)

N Shah

3-0-17-1

4.6 0

DROPPED! That needed to stick! A tough chance! On middle, Zak Crawley looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to the left of Shah. He dives and looks to take it with one hand but the ball does not stay in. Good attempt.

4.5 2

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

4.4 0

On off, kept out.

4.3 0

Angled into middle, defended.

4.2 4

FOUR! Two boundaries in a row! Slightly shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket and this one races away to the fence too.

4.1 4

FOUR! Runs coming quickly now! On the pads, this is clipped towards deep square leg and it goes to the fence.

Score after 4 overs : 26/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

O Pope

15 (12)

Z Crawley

8 (13)

M Ali

2-0-18-0

3.6 2

On off, Pope pushes it through covers for two.

3.5 4

FOUR! Clipped away! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket. This one races away to the fence.

3.4 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

3.3 1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

3.3 nb 1

Mohammad Ali oversteps! On off, this is played towards point for one.

3.2 2

Around off, this is guided past point for two.

3.1 0

On off, blocked.

Score after 3 overs : 15/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Z Crawley

7 (12)

O Pope

6 (6)

N Shah

2-0-7-1

2.6 0

On the stumps, Zak Crawley gets right behind the line and blocks.

2.5 0

On off, this is kept out.

2.4 4

FOUR! Shot! On the up! Length and on off, Zak Crawley strokes it through covers and this races away to the fence.

2.3 0

Good length and on middle, Crawley plays it to mid on.

2.2 0

On the stumps, kept out.

2.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 2 overs : 11/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

O Pope

6 (6)

Z Crawley

3 (6)

M Ali

1-0-7-0

1.6 2

Bangs it short again and on middle, Pope pulls it through square leg for two.

1.5 4

FOUR! Put away! Slightly short, Pope steps out and bunts it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

1.4 0

On off, kept out.

1.3 0

Pope steps out, the length is shortened. Defended.

1.2 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

1.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 1 overs : 4/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

O Pope

0 (2)

Z Crawley

2 (4)

N Shah

1-0-3-1

0.6 0

Good length and on off, defended.

0.5 1

On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

0.4 0

A loud shot but going down! On the pads, Zak Crawley looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. An appeal but turned down. Azam indicates there was an inside edge and he was right as Ultra Edge shows a spike as the ball passes the bat.

0.4 nb 1

On off, defended.

0.3 lb 1

Angled into the pads, Pope looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A run taken. Leg bye.

0.2 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Pakistan strike on the second ball! A ton for Ben Duckett in the first innings and a duck in the second. Not a shot he will be proud of. He could have left that alone. This is on a length and outside off, Duckett goes after it, this goes off the outside edge to second slip and it is taken Agha Salman. That is the perfect start for the hosts.

0.1 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one. England are underway along with Crawley.

Now, one thing is for sure, England will play their shots and will probably go for quick runs. Jacks did mention today morning they will be looking for a win irrespective of the situation so it will be interesting to see what will be their aim. Saying that, the style with which England plays could bring about wickets for Pakistan and that could well see them in a position from where they can think of a win. However, they will be without Rauf who won't be bowling in this game. Can the others step up? We will find out.
For the England bowlers, just like their opposition, it was a hard toil. Will Jacks was the star with the six-fer on debut and he was well-supported by Jack Leach! Ollie Robinson was also impressive as he really bowled with all his heart. James Anderson was tidy. England too will be happy with their overall effort but would have loved a bigger lead especially after the position they started off on Day 4.
Overall, Pakistan did a decent job with the bat, it was their openers who set the tone as both scored tons and added over 200. Azam continued the good work and he too scored a brilliant ton.At once, it seemed Pakistan might just take the lead but most of the batters in the middle order failed to make a significant contribution and at the end of Day 3, it seemed England would get a big lead by Agha Salman with the tail ensured that is not the case.
Pakistan will be pleased with how things went about this morning. Agha Salman played attacking cricket earlier on and got to his half ton. He along with Zahid Mahmood added fifty before Agha Salman fell. Rauf and Zahid then added a few handy runs but there was not a lot of contrubution from the last wicket stand.
England have finally managed to bundle Pakistan out! They though would have loved to have given fewer runs before getting the wickets. They have only managed to gain a lead of 78, however, the good thing is, they do have a lead. Jacks was once again the star with the ball for them this morning as he got all the three wikets to fall and in the end, ended with a six-fer.
155.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Six-fer for Will Jacks! Another good catch by Root! Rauf steps out, Jacks tosses it up outside off. Rauf swings, this goes off the outside edge and Root takes it at first slip. Pakistan have been bowled out for 579!

155.2 0

On off, blocked.

155.1 0

On the stumps, kept out.

Score after 155 overs : 579/9

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Ali

0 (4)

H Rauf

12 (29)

O Robinson

21-2-72-1

154.6 0

On off, defended.

154.5 0

That has hit the batter! Short and on the body again, Ali looks to fend it away but misses to get hit on the body.

154.4 0

Half an appeal but turned down! Short and on the body, Ali looks to fend it but it hits the body and lobs towards short leg.

154.3 1

Goes short and on the body, Rauf looks to pull, it goes off the splice and lobs over Keaton Jennings at short leg. One taken.

154.2 2

Good shot! Fuller and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

154.1 0

Shorter and around off, Rauf really looks to hit it hard but misses.

Score after 154 overs : 576/9

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Ali

0 (1)

H Rauf

9 (26)

W Jacks

40-5-161-5

153.6 0

On middle, kept out.

153.5 W 0

OUT! STUMPED! Probably the right call in the end! Zahid Mahmood did not look like having anything behind the line. Time to celebrate for Will Jacks as he gets a FIFER ON DEBUT! The long resistance of Zahid Mahmood comes to an end! He tries to innovate. Brings out the reverse sweep but this is fired outside off. He misses. Pope whips the bails off and appeals. It is taken upstairs. Ultra Edge shows no bat. Time to check the stumping. The umpire saw a few replays and then decided the foot was on the line. Pakistan 9 down and still behind by 81 runs.

An appeal for stumping and it is taken upstairs. Pope looks pretty confident.
153.4 1

Fuller and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for a quick run. Haris Rauf was struggling as he completed that run.

153.3 0

Gives it air and lands it on off, blocked.

153.2 0

On the stumps, this is pushed to cover.

153.1 0

Tossed up on off, defended.

Score after 153 overs : 575/8

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Z Mahmood

17 (47)

H Rauf

8 (22)

O Robinson

20-2-69-1

152.6 0

Goes short again, Zahid Mahmood takes one hand off the handle and works it towards short leg.

152.5 2

Short and on the body, this is nudged down towards fine leg for a couple.

152.4 1

Angled into the pads, Rauf works it through square leg and takes one.

152.3 0

On off, Rauf pushes it towards cover.

152.2 0

On middle, this is defended.

152.1 0

On off, blocked.

Score after 152 overs : 572/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Z Mahmood

15 (45)

H Rauf

7 (18)

W Jacks

39-5-160-4

151.6 0

On off, kept out.

151.5 0

Outside off, Zahid Mahmood looks to cut but is beaten.

151.4 4

FOUR! Swept and hit well! On middle, this is hammered through square leg and it races away to the fence.

151.3 1

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

151.2 2

Rauf steps out and lofts it down the ground, not off the middle so just the two.

151.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 151 overs : 565/8

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Z Mahmood

11 (42)

H Rauf

4 (15)

O Robinson

19-2-66-1

150.6 0

On off, defended.

150.5 0

On the stumps, it is defended.

150.4 1

Just over! A good short one, angling into the body, Rauf fails to move out of the way, it hits the glove and lobs over the keeper for one.

150.3 0

On the stumps, defended.

150.2 0

A low full toss, this is worked to mid-wicket.

150.2 nb 1

On the stumps again, it is kept out. Ollie Robinson has overstepped.

150.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 150 overs : 563/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

H Rauf

3 (10)

Z Mahmood

11 (40)

W Jacks

38-5-153-4

149.6 1

On the pads, this is played down to fine leg for one.

149.5 0

Floats it up on off, this is pushed to cover.

149.4 0

On the stumps, kept out again.

149.3 0

On the off pole, it is blocked.

149.2 0

On the stumps, it is defended.

149.1 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Score after 149 overs : 562/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Z Mahmood

11 (40)

H Rauf

2 (4)

J Leach

49-7-190-2

148.6 0

On middle, defended.

148.5 6

SIX! BANG! That came out of nowhere! With Agha Salman gone, Zahid Mahmood goes for the big one. He nails the slog sweep and it goes over the mid-wicket fence.

148.4 0

On middle, it is kept out.

148.3 0

On the stumps, defended.

148.2 1

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

148.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 148 overs : 555/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

H Rauf

1 (2)

Z Mahmood

5 (36)

W Jacks

37-5-152-4

147.6 1

Flatter and on off, this is guided through point for one.

147.5 0

Flatter and on off, Rauf pushes it to cover.

147.4 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! The last recognized batter for Pakistan falls shortly after getting to his half ton! Jacks has his fourth. Really well bowled. This lands on off and then goes on with the angle. Agha Salman stays back and looks to defend but this goes off the outside edge and Root at first slip takes a sharp catch. A good little innings from Salman but he needed to continue. England still lead by over 100. Can England now make quick work of the remaining wickets?

147.3 0

Flatter and on middle, it is kept out.

147.2 0

On middle, kept out.

147.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 147 overs : 554/7

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Salman

53 (63)

Z Mahmood

5 (36)

J Leach

48-7-183-2

146.6 1

Now takes one and keeps strike as he pushes it to the left of mid off.

146.5 4

FOUR! That is a top shot! This is tossed up slightly. Agha Salman stays leg side and just lofts it nonchalantly over the cover fielder and it goes for a boundary.

146.4 0

On off, Salman manages to push it to cover.

146.3 0

On the stumps, defended.

146.2 0

Tossed up on off, blocked.

146.1 b 4

FOUR BYES! Useful runs for Pakistan whereas, this is frustrating for England. Fifty-run stand up between the two. Crucial one. This is tossed up outside off. Salman looks to sweep but misses. It goes past the keeper and down to the third man fence.

Score after 146 overs : 545/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Salman

48 (57)

Z Mahmood

5 (36)

W Jacks

36-5-151-3

145.6 1

Zahid Mahmood would have been gone by a long way! Not sure if such a risky run needed to be taken! On off, this is guided towards the off side and they go for one. Pope goes for the ball, picks it up and as he turns, has a shy at his end but misses. Zahid was gone.

145.5 2

Two more! Outside off, this is carved past point for two.

145.4 0

FLoats it up on off, blocked.

145.3 0

Floats it up on off, Salman keeps it out.

145.2 0

On off, Salman is solid in defense.

145.1 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 145 overs : 542/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Z Mahmood

5 (36)

A Salman

45 (51)

J Leach

47-7-178-2

144.6 0

On the stumps, it is bunted onto the ground.

144.5 0

On the stumps, blocked.

144.4 0

Another one on the stumps, it is played back to the bowler.

144.3 0

On the stumps, blocked well.

144.2 0

On off, kept out.

144.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 144 overs : 542/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Salman

45 (51)

Z Mahmood

5 (30)

W Jacks

35-5-148-3

143.6 0

NOT OUT! It has indeed pitched outside leg! On the pads, Salman looks to sweep but is through the shot as the ball holds in the surface. He misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and after giving it a long thought, the umpire raises the finger. Salman reviews and replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned.

An appeal for LBW and the finger is raised late. Salman reviews. It seems like it has pitched outside leg.
143.5 4

FOUR! That was almost brilliant from Root! Jacks goes around the wicket and fires this full and outside off. Salman plays the reverse sweep. Root at first slip starts moving to his right as he sees Salman play the shot. He then dives to his right and sticks one hand out, it does hit the hand but does not stay in. It goes down to the third man fence. It would have been something magical had he taken it.

143.4 2

This is swept, it is dragged from outside off for two.

143.3 0

Floats it up on off, kept out.

143.2 2

Jcaks gives it air and hits it through covers for two.

143.1 0

Tossed up on off, blocked.

Score after 143 overs : 534/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Z Mahmood

5 (30)

A Salman

37 (45)

J Leach

46-6-178-2

142.6 0

Good from Zahid Mahmood! On off, kept out.

142.5 0

Around off, Zahid Mahmood guides it through point. Only one ball to go and Stokes gets another catch-in fielder.

142.4 0

On off, this is defended.

142.3 0

Flatter and on off, Zahid Mahmood pushes it to covers.

142.2 0

On middle, this is played back to the bowler.

142.1 0

On the stumps, kept out.

Score after 142 overs : 534/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Salman

37 (45)

Z Mahmood

5 (24)

W Jacks

34-5-140-3

141.6 0

No run.

141.5 0

Steps out but the length is shortened. Agha defends.

141.4 0

Flatter and on off, defended.

141.3 4

FOUR! The innovation comes in! The reverse sweep and Salman has nailed it. He hits it through point for another boundary.

141.2 4

FOUR! Lovely use of the feet again! Steps out and gets to the pitch of it again, lifts it over mid off and for another boundary.

141.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 141 overs : 526/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Z Mahmood

5 (24)

A Salman

29 (39)

J Leach

45-5-178-2

140.6 0

On the stumps, kept out.

140.5 0

Flatter and on middle, kept out.

140.4 0

On middle, blocked.

140.3 1

A single as this is guided with the turn through point.

140.2 0

Tossed up on off, Salman blocks.

A stumping appeal and it is taken upstairs! England do not seem that excited.
140.1 0

NOT OUT! Salman is in! This is tossed up outsde off, it lands and turns away. Salman looks to go over covers but is beaten. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. It is taken upstairs. They check Ultra Edge first and it shows a flat line. Then the stumping which is also safe as Salman is in.

Score after 140 overs : 525/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Z Mahmood

5 (21)

A Salman

28 (36)

J Anderson

22-4-52-1

139.6 0

A yorker then to end, it comes back in from outside off. Zahid Mahmood jams it out well.

139.5 0

Solid! Length and on off, defended.

139.4 4

FOUR! That is nicely played! Shorter in length and outside off, Zahid Mahmood rides on top of the bounce and guides it down to third man. No fielder there and a boundary results.

139.3 0

Good length and on off, defended.

139.2 b 4

FOUR BYES! Handy runs for Pakistan! Anderson who is looking to bowl quite straight errs in line and bowls it well down the leg side. It swings away from Pope who dives but fails to stop it. It goes down to the fine leg fence. Runs coming thick and fast for the hosts.

139.1 0

Some swing back in for Anderson! On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 139 overs : 517/7

Runs Scored

14 Runs

A Salman

28 (36)

Z Mahmood

1 (15)

J Leach

44-5-177-2

138.6 4

FOUR! 10 from the final two balls and 14 from the over. England though will get to bowl to Zahid Mahmood at the start of the next over. Salman uses his feet again but Leach shortens the length. He manages to whip it past mid on and it races away to the fence.

138.5 6

SIX! This is good batting! Stokes had got the field up to stop the single and Salman takes the opportunity to go big. Steps out, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.

138.4 0

On middle, defended.

138.3 0

A little bit of turn there! Shorter and outside off, this lands and spins away. Salman looks to cut but is beaten. Looks at the pitch immediately.

138.2 0

Floats it up on off, Salman pushes it to covers.

138.1 4

FOUR! That is swept brilliantly! On middle, Salman goes down on one knee and hits it through square leg for a boundary.

Score after 138 overs : 503/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Z Mahmood

1 (15)

A Salman

14 (30)

J Anderson

21-4-48-1

137.6 0

A single turned down on the last ball! On the pads, this is clipped towards fine leg. Agha Salman does not take one as he wants strike.

137.5 0

A little too straight from Anderson! Zahid works it to mid-wicket.

137.4 1

This time Salman does take the single with two balls to go! Length and on off, this is guided through point.

137.3 0

Length and on off, this one shapes away a touch. Agha guides it through point. Turns down the run.

137.2 0

Another one on a length and around off, defended.

137.1 0

Good shot for no runs! This shot just shows the wicket is still good to bat on! Length and on off, Salman strokes it on the up to covers.

Score after 137 overs : 502/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Z Mahmood

1 (13)

A Salman

13 (26)

J Leach

43-5-163-2

136.6 0

Negotiates the last ball well! On the stumps, Zahid gets right behind the line and defends.

136.5 0

Fires it on middle, Zahid Mahmood keeps it out.

136.4 0

Flatter and on middle, defended.

136.3 1

Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

136.2 2

First runs of the day! Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

136.1 0

A leading edge to begin with! Fuller and on the pads, Salman looks to flick, closes the face of the bat early, it goes off a soft leading edge back to the bowler.

Time for the action to begin! Zahid Mahmood and Agha Salman walk out to the middle to resume their innings. Jack Leach to begin!
A fine last session on Day 3 for England has really added some spark to this game. It seemed to be heading towards a dull draw but the visitors now can fancy their chances of taking a lead in this series. Pakistan still trail by over 150 and have just the three wickets left. England's first aim will be to get the remaining wickets quickly. They'll be hoping they can take a lead of over 100. Pakistan on the other hand, will be hoping the tail can wag along with Salman and get as close to England's total if not surpass it. The first session is quite an important one. Welcome to th3 coverage.
... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...
This pitch might be flat and soft as you like but England have done really well to take 7 wickets. They took time to find the rhythm but the doors open once they got the openers. Ben Stokes was brilliant as he shuffled his pack brilliantly. The spinners, especially Will Jacks is getting some purchase. He took three wickets and also got the big wicket of Azam. Now then, two more days left. A draw is looking like the outcome result if we speak honestly but England will look to start Day 4 and look for wickets straightaway while Pakistan still trail by 158 runs and have to bet on Agha Salman to reduce it. Join us on 4th December for all the action of Day 4. The action starts at 10.15 am IST (4.45 am GMT). Till then, cheers!
So, that is the end of Day 3. We feel England will be the happier team at this stage. Still, a long way to go but this final session has just pushed England a touch on the front foot. 4 wickets fell in the final session. Pakistan started the day comfortably with both their openers out in full flow. It looked like Pakistan will give the same kind of reply but both openers fell after scoring their tons respectively. Babar Azam then played with intent and with a good rate to notch yet another ton. Pakistan were three down before the Tea break but after that lost the big names and find themselve with tail-enders to save them.
The light-meter is out again and this time the umpire asks the players to leave the field as the light is not good enough to continue. THAT WILL BE THE END OF DAY 3.

Score after 136 overs : 499/7

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Z Mahmood

1 (10)

A Salman

10 (23)

W Jacks

33-5-132-3

135.6 0

Goes very full and on leg. Mahmood blocks it out.

135.5 0

Very full and on off. Kept out.

135.4 0

Flatter and on middle. Mahmood tries to defend but inside edges it on the deck.

135.3 0

Tossed up on middle. Mahmood steps across to block.

135.2 0

This one spins in, on off. Defended on the front foot.

135.1 0

Full and outside off. Mahmood leans and knocks it to point.

Score after 135 overs : 499/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Z Mahmood

1 (4)

A Salman

10 (23)

J Leach

42-5-160-2

134.6 1

Flatter and outside off, dabbed to third man for one. Mahmood to keep the strike.

134.5 0

Tossed up on middle. Mahmood solidly defends it.

134.4 0

Arm ball on off. Mahmood somehow blocks it.

134.3 1

Full and on middle, pushed through covers for a single.

134.2 0

Outside off, Salman prods and blocks.

134.1 0

Full and on off. Slaman leans and pushes it to cover.

Score after 134 overs : 497/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Z Mahmood

0 (1)

A Salman

9 (20)

W Jacks

32-4-132-3

133.6 0

Flatter and on middle. Mahmood blocks on the leg side.

Zahid Mahmood walks in.
133.5 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! What a catch from Leach! Naseem Shah was tempted there as he sees a flighted delivery, full and on middle. Shah tries to loft but toe ends it high and to mid on. Now, a fielder runs back from mid on but Jack Leach from deep shouts and slides to take the catch. That was brilliant. England have done well in this final session.

133.4 0

Slower on the pads, nudged to square leg.

133.3 2

Shorter and outside off. Shah punches off the back foot through point for two more.

133.2 0

Shorter and outside off, turns in. Shah under edges his cut to first slip.

133.1 0

Flatter and on off. Kept out.

The light-meter is out. Spinners might just be able to continue for a while. Pakistan doing well to waste time on the other hand.

Score after 133 overs : 495/6

Runs Scored

7 Runs

N Shah

13 (16)

A Salman

9 (20)

J Leach

41-5-158-2

132.6 1

Flatter and outside off, tapped to point for a single.

132.5 1

Full and on off, driven to mid off for one more.

132.4 4

FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up on middle. Salman paddles it to fine leg for a boundary.

132.3 1

Quicker one on off. Shah opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for one.

132.2 0

Flatter and outside off, Shah covers his stumps and lets it go.

132.1 0

Full and on off, pushed to silly mid off.

Score after 132 overs : 488/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Salman

4 (18)

N Shah

11 (12)

O Robinson

18-2-64-1

131.6 0

Full and outside off. Salman mistimes his drive to mid-wicket.

131.5 0

On middle, defended.

131.4 0

Length and on off, nips in. Agha blocks it out.

131.3 0

Short of a length and on middle. Salman mistimes his nudge to square leg. There is a leg slip in place.

131.2 0

Down the leg side, swings more away. Salman leaves it alone.

131.1 0

This one is angled across. Salman lets it go.

Score after 131 overs : 488/6

Runs Scored

6 Runs

N Shah

11 (12)

A Salman

4 (12)

J Leach

40-5-151-2

130.6 6

SIX! Enough of defense says Shah! Tossed up on middle, no pace there and Naseem launches it over long on for a biggie.

130.5 0

Tad short and outside off. Shah works it to cover.

130.4 0

Outside off, Shah pads it away past first slip. No runs taken.

130.3 0

Flatter and outside off, Shah punches off the back foot to cover.

130.2 0

Full and on off, pushed through the hands of the bowler and to mid off.

130.1 0

Tossed up on middle. Shah blocks it out.

Score after 130 overs : 482/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Salman

4 (12)

N Shah

5 (6)

J Anderson

20-4-47-1

129.6 0

Full ball on middle. Defended on the front foot.

129.5 0

Length and on middle. Salman defends on the deck.

129.4 1

Outside off, dabbed to third man for one.

129.3 1

Length ball, outside off. Salman punches it to cover and scampers across for a  quick single.

129.2 0

On a length and on middle. Salman drills it to mid on.

129.1 0

A bouncer on middle. Salman evades it well.

Score after 129 overs : 480/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

N Shah

4 (5)

A Salman

3 (7)

W Jacks

31-4-130-2

128.6 0

Full and on middle, stays low. Blocked out.

128.5 0

Outside off, pushed to point.

128.4 0

On middle, blocked out.

128.3 4

FOUR! That is some shot from Shah! Full and outside off, it's driven crisply through covers for a boundary.

128.2 1

Around off, pushed through covers for one.

128.1 0

Shorter and outside off, cut to point.

Score after 128 overs : 475/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

N Shah

0 (1)

A Salman

2 (5)

J Anderson

19-4-45-1

127.6 0

On a length and on off. Kept out.

127.5 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Pakistan lose their sixth wicket and this time it is of Rizwan's. James Anderson's change of angle does work in the end. He serves it from 'round the wicket, touch fuller and on middle. Rizwan flicks n the up and straight in the hands of Ben Stokes who takes a sharp catch at short mid-wicket. England are in ecstasy. They can feel they can bundle out Pakistan till the end of the day.

127.4 0

James changes the angle but Rizwan is solid in his defense.

127.3 0

On middle on a length. Rizwan leans and blocks it.

127.2 1

James Anderson makes it to nip back in, on middle. Salman tucks it to mid-wicket for one.

127.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 127 overs : 474/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

M Rizwan

29 (41)

A Salman

1 (3)

W Jacks

30-4-125-2

126.6 0

Tossed up on middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

126.5 0

Shorter and on off, punched to cover.

126.4 1

Off the mark as Salman pushes it to cover.

126.3 0

Tossed up, outside off. Salman steps forward to block but misses and it goes off the pads to short leg.

126.2 0

Flatter and on middle. Salman blocks it out.

126.1 W 0

OUT! BABAR AZAM GOES! End of a fine innings from the Pakistani skipper. Azam walks back in disappointment. Will Jacks is happy and so are England. He serves a shorter ball, outside off, there is turn and extra bounce. Azam goes back to cut but gets an outside edge to point. Jack Leach takes it safely. Babar Azam will feel he has given away his wicket. Was batting so nicely. Missed out on his 150.

Score after 126 overs : 473/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

29 (39)

B Azam

136 (167)

J Anderson

18-4-44-0

125.6 0

Very full and on middle. Rizwan pushes it back to James. A maiden from James Anderson.

125.5 0

Short in length and on the hips. Rizwan keeps it out on the leg side.

125.4 0

On middle, drilled to mid on.

125.3 0

A yorker on middle. Rizwan jams it out to mid on. Good from James Anderson as he is shuffling his line well.

125.2 0

A length ball on off. Rizwan stays back to dead bat it.

125.1 0

Length and on middle, nips in touch. Rizwan blocks it out.

Score after 125 overs : 473/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

B Azam

136 (167)

M Rizwan

29 (33)

J Root

16-3-54-0

124.6 0

Another solid block from Azam to end the over.

124.5 0

Tossed up on middle. Azam leans and blocks it.

124.4 4

FOUR! Good shot! Touch short and on middle. Azam lofts it over mid on for a boundary.

124.3 0

On middle, blocked out.

124.2 1

A single as this is hit to square leg.

124.1 0

On a length and on middle. Blocked out.

Score after 124 overs : 468/4

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B Azam

132 (163)

M Rizwan

28 (31)

J Anderson

17-3-44-0

123.6 0

On middle, defended out.

123.5 1

A full toss on middle. Rizwan whacks it to deep square leg. He seems to not see it clearly and so did the player in the deep.

123.4 1

Full and outside off, Azam punches it to point for one.

123.3 0

Some reverse-swing here, full and on middle. Blocked out.

123.2 4

FOUR! Punished! Very full and on middle. Azam flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 50-stand is up.

123.1 1

Full and on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

James Anderson is back on.

Score after 123 overs : 461/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Azam

127 (159)

M Rizwan

26 (29)

J Root

15-3-49-0

122.6 0

Tossed up on off. Azam prods and defends again.

122.5 0

Full and on off. Defended out.

122.4 1

Full and on off. Rizwan nudges it to mid on for a quick single.

122.3 0

Flighted on off, eased back to Root.

122.2 0

Tossed up, outside off. Rizwan pushes it to cover.

122.1 2

Shorter and outside off. Rizwan knocks it through point for couple.

Score after 122 overs : 458/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Rizwan

23 (25)

B Azam

127 (157)

O Robinson

17-1-64-1

121.6 b 1

Bye! Full toss, down the leg side. Rizwan misses his flick. Ollie Pope gets a hand on it and only a single is taken.

121.5 0

Full and tailing on middle, Rizwan fails to flick it away.

121.4 0

Full and slanting on middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

121.3 0

Around off, pushed to cover.

121.2 1

Length and outside off. Azam dabs it to point for a single.

121.1 0

Full and on off, off-cutter. Azam lunges and blocks it out.

Score after 121 overs : 456/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

126 (155)

M Rizwan

23 (21)

W Jacks

29-4-124-1

120.6 3

Three runs! Flatter and outside off, stays low. Azam toe ends his cut shot past backward point. The ball slows down in the deep and the player cus it off.

120.5 0

Flatter and on off. Azam blocks it out.

120.4 1

Fuller and outside off, eased through cover for one.

120.3 0

FLatter and on middle, pushed to mid on.

120.2 0

Length and outside off, Rizwan works it to cover.

120.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 120 overs : 452/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

123 (153)

M Rizwan

22 (17)

O Robinson

16-1-63-1

119.6 0

A bouncer to end the over and Azam leaves it.

119.5 1

Angles a full ball on middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single.

119.4 0

Length and on off, punched to short cover.

119.3 1

Full ball, outside off, Azam drives it to deep cover for one.

119.2 1

On the hips, Rizwan helps it to square leg for easy one. 450 up.

119.1 1

Outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one.

Score after 119 overs : 448/4

Runs Scored

16 Runs

M Rizwan

20 (14)

B Azam

121 (150)

W Jacks

28-4-120-1

118.6 4

FOUR! Fourth of the over! Rizwan not letting Jacks settle and making Ben Stokes think about his bowlers. Full again on off. Rizwan slogs it to mid-wicket for four runs.

118.5 4

FOUR! Third off the over! Tossed up, on off. Rizwan slog-sweeps it past mid-wicket for a boundary.

118.4 0

Floated outside off. Rizwan mistimes his drive back to Jacks.

118.3 4

FOUR! Better! Shorter and on middle. Rizwan pulls it past mid-wicket and it races into the fence.

118.2 4

FOUR! Had to reach for it! This is full and outside off. Rizwan comes down the track and reaches for it, toe ends his shot past mid on for four.

118.1 0

Flatter and on middle, tucked to short leg.

Score after 118 overs : 432/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

121 (150)

M Rizwan

4 (8)

O Robinson

15-1-59-1

117.6 0

Full and on middle. Azam keeps it out.

117.5 0

Outside off, left alone.

117.4 0

Length and on off, pushed back to the bowler.

117.3 4

FOUR! Babar with a wonderful shot! Pitched up, outside off. Azam leans and drives it firmly through covers for four more.

117.2 0

Full and on off. Azam hangs back to defend.

117.1 0

Length and outside off. Azam punches it to point.

Score after 117 overs : 428/4

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B Azam

117 (144)

M Rizwan

4 (8)

J Leach

39-5-145-2

116.6 3

Three runs! On middle, it is flicked past mid-wicket and the fielder in the deep runs across and cuts it off.

116.5 4

FOUR! Smacked away! Flatter and on middle. Azam stays back and thumps it through mid on for a boundary.

116.4 0

Full and on middle. Blocked out.

116.3 0

Very full and on leg. Azam leans and blocks it.

116.2 0

On middle, fuller and it is blocked out.

116.1 0

Tossed up, outside off, moves in. Left alone.

Score after 116 overs : 421/4

Runs Scored

0 Runs

M Rizwan

4 (8)

B Azam

110 (138)

O Robinson

14-1-55-1

115.6 0

This one comes with the angle, Rizwan makes a good leave.

115.5 0

Around off. Rizwan taps it to point where Harry Brook makes a good stop.

115.4 0

This is on a length and outside off, nips away. Rizwan wants to push but misses.

115.3 0

Length and on middle. Kept out.

115.2 0

Full ball on off. Rizwan prods and blocks it out.

115.1 0

Length and on middle. Defended out.

Score after 115 overs : 421/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

110 (138)

M Rizwan

4 (2)

J Leach

38-5-138-2

114.6 4

FOUR! Well played! Tossed up on leg. Azam sweeps it fine past square leg for a boundary.

114.5 0

On leg, kept out.

114.4 0

Around leg, Azam again pads it away.

114.3 0

Fuller and on leg. Azam tucks it to short leg.

114.2 0

Tossed up on middle, it is pushed to short mid-wicket.

114.1 0

Way down the leg side. Azam pads it away.

Jack Leach to bowl from the other end.

Score after 114 overs : 417/4

Runs Scored

6 Runs

M Rizwan

4 (2)

B Azam

106 (132)

O Robinson

13-0-55-1

113.6 4

FOUR! Classic Rizwan! This is full and outside off, it's driven through covers for a boundary.

113.5 0

On a length and on off. Rizwan blocks it out.

Mohammad Rizwan comes out now.
113.4 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! England break the stand! Finally! The Tea break works for England! Ollie Robinson continues to angle it across, outside off. Shakeel is drawn forward to drive but he gets an outside edge to Ollie Pope who makes no mistake. The 123-run stand is broken. England have an opening and they need to build on this.

113.3 0

Beautiful bowling. On a length and outside off, nips away. Shakeel prods to defend but misses. Ollie Pope throws at the stumps but Shakeel never left his crease.

113.2 0

A bouncer, around off. Shakeel drops his bat and lets it go.

113.1 2

This is full and way outside off. Shakeel drives it past covers for a couple.

We are back for the final session. The players are out in the middle. Ollie Robinson to bowl first!
...Day 3, Session 3...
For the bowlers it continues to be hard work! England tried everything, they tried different fields, different lines and lengths but nothing worked for them in this session. They need to continue to be patient. They still lead by a long way and maybe one wicket turns things for them. The question is, who will get it for the visitors? We will have to wait to find out.
A superb session for Pakistan! They have not lost a wicket and have managed to add over 100 runs. They'll feel a lot better about their position than it was at Lunch. Also, one now expects them to avoid the follow-on as they need only 47 runs. It was Babar who took charge in this session and Saud hung around with him. The two are admist over a 100-run stand. Babar is the mainstay who got up a ton in no time and Saud has gone along his merry way. More of the same is what Pakistan will want after the break.

Score after 113 overs : 411/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Azam

106 (132)

S Shakeel

35 (90)

J Leach

37-5-134-2

112.6 0

Tossed up on off, blocked. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 3!

112.5 4

FOUR! Yet again, he reads the length so quickly. This is fractionally short, Azam pulls it through mid-wicket and this one races away to the fence.

112.4 0

Flatter and on the stumps, blocked.

112.3 0

On the stumps, kept out.

112.2 0

On middle, defended.

112.1 2

On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for two.

Score after 112 overs : 405/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Shakeel

35 (90)

B Azam

100 (126)

J Anderson

16-3-37-0

111.6 0

Fuller and on off, Saud drives but Duckett at short covers dives and stops it.

111.5 0

On off, defended.

111.4 4

FOUR! Dismissed! What a shot! Saud Shakeel walks down the track, he has five fielders close to him. A circile of fielders on the off side in the cover region. He does not care. Makes it into a half volley and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

111.3 0

On middle, this is played back to the bowler.

111.2 0

On off, blocked.

111.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 111 overs : 401/3

Runs Scored

13 Runs

B Azam

100 (126)

S Shakeel

31 (84)

B Stokes

7-0-35-0

110.6 4

FOUR! 100 FOR BABAR AZAM! What a knock. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. His side were in a spot of bother when they lost Azhar Ali but he has led from the front and is taking them to safer shores. He has also got this ton up in no time. Gets there in style again. Short and outside off, he slaps it through covers for a boundary.

110.5 3

Length delivery around the off, Saud Shakeel plays it to covers for three.

110.4 1

Short of a length outside off, Babar Azam pulls it to deep square leg for one.

110.3 4

FOUR! Babar Azam moves to 95 now. Slightly shorter angling it away, Babar Azam pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

110.2 1

Slightly shorter and on off, Saud Shakeel slaps it to covers for one.

110.1 0

Short ball from Ben Stokes around the off. Saud Shakeel has pushed this right in front.

Score after 110 overs : 388/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Azam

91 (123)

S Shakeel

27 (81)

J Anderson

15-3-33-0

109.6 0

Outside off, played at point.

109.5 0

Fuller and on off, Babar Azam defends it back towards James Anderson.

109.4 0

Pitched up, on off. Babar Azam eases it to mid off.

109.3 3

Fuller and on off, Saud Shakeel drives it to covers. A misfield allows the batters to collect three runs.

109.2 0

On a length and on off, Saud Shakeel defends it to covers.

109.1 0

Fuller and on off, Saud Shakeel plays it to covers for none.

Score after 109 overs : 385/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

91 (120)

S Shakeel

24 (78)

B Stokes

6-0-22-0

108.6 0

Bouncer and on off, Babar Azam leaves it alone.

108.5 1

Shorter and outside off, Saud Shakeel pulls it to backward square leg for one.

108.4 1

Another pull shot towards mid-wicket as batters scamper through for a single.

108.3 0

Outside off, Babar Azam pulls it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

108.2 0

A bouncer as Babar Azam ducks under it.

108.1 0

On off, pulled towards mid-wicket.

England are really working hard to get the shine on the ball. Joe Root is seen rubbing it now.

Score after 108 overs : 383/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

23 (77)

B Azam

90 (115)

J Anderson

14-3-30-0

107.6 0

On off, defended.

107.5 0

Another good-length delivery, Saud Shakeel eases it to point.

107.4 0

On a length and on off, Saud Shakeel eases it to mid off.

107.3 0

Full and on off, Saud Shakeel eases it to mid off.

107.2 0

Jags the line closer but Saud Shakeel defends it solidly.

107.1 0

Good length and outside off, Saud Shakeel shoulders arms at it.

Score after 107 overs : 383/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

90 (115)

S Shakeel

23 (71)

B Stokes

5-0-20-0

106.6 0

Shorter again, Babar Azam ducks under it and lets it go.

106.5 0

Shorter and on off, Babar Azam ducks under it.

106.4 4

FOUR! Pulled away. Slightly shorter and on off, Babar Azam pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He moves to 90.

106.3 0

Shorter one on middle, Babar Azam ducks underneath it.

106.2 0

Slightly shorter one, Babar Azam pulls it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

106.1 0

Bangs a bouncer and on leg, Babar Azam leaves it alone.

James Anderson and Ben Stokes are rubbing the ball to get the shine.

Score after 106 overs : 379/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

23 (71)

B Azam

86 (109)

W Jacks

27-4-104-1

105.6 0

On off, Saud Shakeel nudges it to the left of silly point. Dot.

105.5 4

FOUR! Goes fuller and on off, Saud Shakeel sweeps it through square leg for a boundary!

105.4 0

Another fuller one, this is defended towards the bowler.

105.3 0

On off, defended.

105.2 0

Slightly shorter one, Saud Shakeel punches it to covers. Dot.

105.1 1

Bowls it down leg, Babar Azam gently flicks it to backward square leg for quick one.

Score after 105 overs : 374/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

19 (66)

B Azam

85 (108)

B Stokes

4-0-16-0

104.6 0

Pitched up at the off, Saud Shakeel drives it to mid off. Dot.

104.5 0

Fuller again, on off. Saud Shakeel defends it off the front foot.

104.4 0

Change in angle as Ben Stokes comes around the wicket. He bowls it full and on off, Saud Shakeel defends it towards short covers.

104.3 1

Fuller and on off, Babar Azam eases it to backward point and takes one.

104.2 0

Slightly shorter one, outside off. Babar Azam taps it to the fielder at point.

104.1 0

Good length and outside off, Babar Azam leaves it alone.

Score after 104 overs : 373/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Shakeel

19 (63)

B Azam

84 (105)

W Jacks

26-4-99-1

103.6 0

Bowls it outside off, Saud Shakeel eases it to the mid off fielder.

103.5 0

Tossed up, on off. This is defended well.

103.4 2

On middle, this is swpet through square leg for two.

103.3 0

On the stumps, kept out.

103.2 0

Around off, this is guided to point.

103.1 0

On the stumps, blocked.

Score after 103 overs : 371/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

B Azam

84 (105)

S Shakeel

17 (57)

J Root

14-3-46-0

102.6 0

On middle, defended.

102.5 4

FOUR! On off, this is pushed through covers for a boundary.

102.4 0

On middle, defended.

102.3 0

On the stumps kept out.

102.2 4

FOURT Put away! SHort and on middle, this is hammered through square leg for a boundary.

102.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 102 overs : 363/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Shakeel

17 (57)

B Azam

76 (99)

W Jacks

25-4-97-1

101.6 0

No run.

101.5 0

No run.

101.4 0

No run.

101.3 0

No run.

101.2 0

No run.

101.1 0

No run.

Score after 101 overs : 363/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

B Azam

76 (99)

S Shakeel

17 (51)

J Root

13-3-38-0

100.6 0

A leave to end as this is also bowled outside off.

100.5 0

On off, this is worked to mid on.

100.4 0

Another one outside off, not played at.

100.3 0

Darts it but outside off, Azam shoulders arms to this one.

100.2 0

Another one quicker but outside off, left alone.

100.1 0

Fires it outside off, not played at.

Score after 100 overs : 363/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

17 (51)

B Azam

76 (93)

W Jacks

24-3-97-1

99.6 0

On off, defended.

99.5 0

Outside off, left alone.

99.4 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

99.3 2

Two more! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

99.2 1

On middle, Saud looks to defend, this goes off the inner half towards square leg for one.

99.1 1

Azam works it on the leg side and takes one.

Score after 99 overs : 358/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

B Azam

72 (90)

S Shakeel

16 (48)

J Leach

36-5-128-2

98.6 1

Angled into the pads, Azam nudges it on the leg side and gets to the other end.

98.5 0

On middle, blocked.

98.4 2

On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for two.

98.3 1

On the pads, this is pushed down to long on for one.

98.2 1

On middle, this is worked wide of mid on for one.

98.1 0

On middle, defended.

Score after 98 overs : 353/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

15 (47)

B Azam

68 (85)

W Jacks

23-3-92-1

97.6 0

On off, Saud works it to mid on with the angle.

97.5 0

Outside off, left alone.

97.4 0

On off, Saud pushes it to cover.

97.3 1

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

97.2 0

On the stumps, defended.

97.1 4

FOUR! Hammered away! This is short and asking to be hit. Azam rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Score after 97 overs : 348/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Shakeel

15 (44)

B Azam

63 (82)

J Leach

35-5-123-2

96.6 0

On the stumps, kept out.

96.5 1

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

96.4 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

96.3 0

On the stumps, blocked.

96.2 1

On middle, this is pushed towards mid on for one.

96.1 0

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

Score after 96 overs : 346/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Azam

62 (79)

S Shakeel

14 (41)

W Jacks

22-3-87-1

95.6 0

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

95.5 0

Floats it up on off, Azam blocks.

95.4 0

On off, defended.

95.3 4

FOUR! A little too short and it is hammered! Azam picks the length quickly and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

95.2 2

On off, this goes on with the angle, Azam looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge down towards third man for two.

95.1 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Score after 95 overs : 340/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Shakeel

14 (41)

B Azam

56 (73)

J Leach

34-5-121-2

94.6 0

On middle, this is flicked to mid on.

94.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

94.4 1

Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for one. Fifty-run stand up between the two. Welcome one as Pakistan had lost three quickly. Still a long way to go.

94.3 0

On off, blocked.

94.2 0

Azam steps out but the length is shortened. It is defended.

94.1 1

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Score after 94 overs : 338/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

13 (38)

B Azam

55 (70)

W Jacks

21-3-81-1

93.6 1

Outside off, this is guided past point for one.

93.5 0

Wide outside off, Saud leaves it alone.

93.4 0

Floats it up on off, blocked.

93.3 0

Loopy ball on off, defended.

93.2 0

Shortish again, Saud plays it straight to point.

93.1 0

Around off, Saud guides it to point.

Score after 93 overs : 337/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

12 (32)

B Azam

55 (70)

J Leach

33-5-119-2

92.6 1

Outside off, this is hit through covers for one.

92.5 0

On middle, defended.

92.4 4

FOUR! This time he gets it in the gap! Another sweep shot and it is nailed through square leg for a boundary.

92.3 0

On middle, this i swept but to short fine leg.

92.2 0

On the stumps, blocked.

92.1 0

On off, kept out.

Score after 92 overs : 332/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

7 (26)

B Azam

55 (70)

W Jacks

20-3-80-1

91.6 1

On the stumps, defended.

91.5 0

Around off, this is guided to point.

91.4 0

Slower and on off, Saud manages to block it.

91.3 0

On the stumps, this is played to cover.

91.2 0

Flatter and on off, it is kept out.

91.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 91 overs : 331/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

B Azam

55 (70)

S Shakeel

6 (20)

J Leach

32-5-114-2

90.6 0

On off, defended.

90.5 4

FOUR! That is delightful! Wonderful! Class, all class there! Slightly shorter and on off, Azam goes back and just pushes it between cover and mid off. It beats the dive of the mid off fielder and goes into the fence.

90.4 6

SIX! BANG! Gets to his fifty in style and he brings it up in quick time! Steps out and gets to the pitch of it, he lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. A ton is on the offer here.

90.3 0

On the stumps again, it is kept out.

90.2 0

On middle, defended.

90.1 2

Fires it through and on the pads, Azam works it through square leg for two.

Score after 90 overs : 319/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B Azam

43 (64)

S Shakeel

6 (20)

W Jacks

19-3-79-1

89.6 1

A single to end as this is worked through mid-wicket.

89.5 0

On off, defended.

89.4 2

Two more! Loopy ball on off, Azam opens the face of the bat at the very end and guides it towards third man for two.

89.3 4

FOUR! Pulled away! Shorter and on middle, Azam rocks back and hammers it through square leg for a boundary.

89.2 0

Flatter and on off, Azam blocks.

89.1 0

On off, defended.

Score after 89 overs : 312/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Shakeel

6 (20)

B Azam

36 (58)

O Robinson

12-0-49-0

88.6 0

Play and a miss! Full and outside off, angling away. Saud goes for the drive but is beaten.

88.5 2

On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two.

88.4 1

Lets the ball come to him and then guides it towards point for one.

88.3 0

On the stumps, blocked.

88.2 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

88.1 1

Around off, Azam waits and then guides it through point for one.

Score after 88 overs : 307/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

3 (17)

B Azam

34 (55)

J Anderson

13-2-30-0

87.6 0

A dot to end! On off, kept out.

87.5 0

Around off, some extra bounce, Saud looks to defend, the ball hits the splice.

87.4 0

On the stumps, blocked.

87.3 0

Angled into the off pole. Saud plays it to cover.

87.2 0

On middle, defended.

87.1 1

Around off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Score after 87 overs : 306/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

33 (54)

S Shakeel

3 (12)

O Robinson

11-0-44-0

86.6 1

Tip and run! Ollie Robinson continues to land it on a length and around off, Azam pushes it towards cover and takes one.

86.5 0

That is a beauty! Have not seen that happen in this game! This lands on a length, it pitches, skids through and also moves away. To add to that, there is also some extra bounce. Azam is beaten as he tries to block.

86.4 0

Angles it into middle, looking to hit the front pad. Azam gets the bat down and works it to mid-wicket.

86.3 0

On middle, defended.

86.2 1

Outside off, Saud strokes it on the up and through covers for one.

86.1 0

On the fuller side, Shakeel strokes it to covers.

Score after 86 overs : 304/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

32 (50)

S Shakeel

2 (10)

J Anderson

12-2-29-0

85.6 0

Length delivery on off to end, Azam plays it to point.

85.5 0

On middle, Azam gets right behind the line and defends.

85.4 1

That is a lovely shot! Fuller and around off, Saud leans and strokes it through covers for one.

85.3 0

Angling away from around off, left alone.

85.2 1

Gets off strike as he plays this late and down to third man.

85.1 0

On middle, Azam works it to mid-wicket.

Score after 85 overs : 302/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Shakeel

1 (8)

B Azam

31 (46)

O Robinson

10-0-42-0

84.6 0

On off, Saud gets right behind the line and defends.

84.5 1

A single as this is guided down to third man.

84.4 0

On off, this is played to cover.

84.3 0

Another one on off, Azam keeps it out.

84.2 0

Back of a length and on off, defended.

84.1 1

First Test run for Saud Shakeel! This is on a length and around off, Saud opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.

Score after 84 overs : 300/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

30 (42)

S Shakeel

0 (6)

J Anderson

11-2-27-0

83.6 0

A dot to end! On off, Azam is solid in defense.

83.5 0

Length and on off, Azam plays it right under the eyes and on the ground.

83.4 0

Another one on a length and around off, Azam stays back and keeps it out.

83.3 0

Fuller and on middle, Azam works it to mid on.

83.2 2

300 up for Pakistan! On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for a couple.

83.1 0

Right on the money to begin with! On a length and around off, defended.

We are back for the afternoon session. The England players make their way out to the middle and so do Azam and Saud who'll resume their innings. James Anderson to begin for England.
... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...
England bowlers on the other hand, have had to toil hard but they have got the rewards! Especially Leach and Jacks. The latter started it off by taking Abdullah Shafique and then the former got two. One immediately after taking the second new ball. The pacers have bveen bowled in short spells and one assumes, they need to do the holding job. The wicket is getting slower and there is some sign of reverse swing but England will need to continue to be patient as wicket taking still does not seem easy here. Join us for the second session in a while.
England will be very, very pleased with how things panned out in this session! Three wickets is what they have managed on this very flat wicket and their lead is still over 359 and Pakistan have to score another 160 to avoid the follow-on. However, it was all Pakistan when it started as Imam and Abdullah Shafique continued from where they left off on Day 2. Both got to tons but both fell quickly after crossing the three-figure mark. Azhar Ali did not stay in the middle for long and now the hosts have two relatively new batters in the middle. They will hope they can build another stand of substance. Have to assume Pakistan's first aim will be to avoid the follow-on.

Score after 83 overs : 298/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Shakeel

0 (6)

B Azam

28 (36)

J Leach

31-5-102-2

82.6 0

He plays it out well! On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 3!

82.5 1

Flatter and on off, this is pushed towards cover for one. Saud Shakeel will face what could be the last ball before Lunch.

82.4 0

On off, Azam keeps it out.

82.3 2

Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a couple.

82.2 0

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

82.1 4

FOUR! Timed nicely! Shorter and outside off, Azam waits and then plays it past point for a boundary.

Score after 82 overs : 291/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Shakeel

0 (5)

B Azam

21 (31)

J Root

12-2-38-0

81.6 0

Tidy from Root! On off, Saud Shakeel manages to keep it out.

81.5 0

This is fuller and on off, Saud drives but hits the man at covers.

81.4 0

Around off, kept out.

81.3 0

On the stumps, defended.

81.2 1

Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

81.1 0

On off, this is kept out.

Score after 81 overs : 290/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Shakeel

0 (1)

B Azam

20 (29)

J Leach

30-5-95-2

80.6 0

Tossed up on off, defended.

80.5 W 0

THE FINGER IS RAISED! Azhar Ali has been given out LBW but he reviews. Seems no bat but is it going down leg or is it clipping the leg pole? OUT! None of the two mentioned above, IT IS HITTING THE LEG POLE! THREE REDS! The second new ball has done the trick and England have their third in the session. This is a big wicket. Leach bowls it quicker and slightly shorter on middle, Azhar Ali goes back to flick but since, the ball is new, it skids through. Ali is late in getting his bat down and is hit on the pads. An appeal and the finger goes up. Can England take another one before Lunch? Pakistan still trail by over 350.

80.4 0

On off, this is defended.

80.3 1

Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

80.2 1

Shorter and around off, Azam guides it through point for one.

80.1 1

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Score after 80 overs : 287/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Ali

26 (45)

B Azam

18 (27)

J Anderson

10-2-25-0

79.6 0

On middle, Ali blocks.

79.5 0

Yet again on middle, Ali works it to mid on. Some hint of reverse swing too.

79.4 0

On the middle pole, Ali plays it to mid off.

79.3 4

FOUR! Nicely played! Just outside off, Ali waits and then guides it through point and it races away. No point in place so any kind of width and a boundary is on the offer.

79.2 0

Good length and on off, Ali defends.

79.1 0

Close! This one comes back in late after landing around off. Ali looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.

Score after 79 overs : 283/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

B Azam

18 (27)

A Ali

22 (39)

O Robinson

9-0-40-0

78.6 2

Length and outside off, Azam opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for two.

78.5 b 4

FOUR BYES! Bonus runs! The keeper had no chance there! This starts around leg and then swings away further. Azam misses the flick, the keeper fails to take it and it goes down to the fine leg fence.

78.4 0

On the stumps, Azam is solid in defense.

78.3 4

FOUR! Uppish but just wide! Fuller and outside off, Babar Azam lifts it wide of cover and it races away. Azam did not seem in control of the stroke but still gets it away from the fielder.

78.2 1

Angled into the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

78.1 0

Outside off, Ali shoulders arms to this one.

Score after 78 overs : 272/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Ali

21 (37)

B Azam

12 (23)

J Anderson

9-2-21-0

77.6 1

Drop and run! On off, Ali pushes it towards cover for one.

77.5 0

A bumper now on the body, Ali ducks under it.

77.4 0

Outside off, left alone.

77.3 0

On off, Ali blocks it out.

77.2 4

FOUR! Sheer timing! Anderson over[itches it and pays for it. It is outside off, Ali leans into it and strokes it through covers. This one races away to the fence.

77.1 0

On middle, Ali defends it.

Score after 77 overs : 267/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

B Azam

12 (23)

A Ali

16 (31)

O Robinson

8-0-33-0

76.6 0

Outside off, Azam leaves it alone.

76.5 0

Good length and on off, this one comes back in. Defended.

76.5 nb 4

It does come! A yorer outside off but Azhar Ali jams it through point and takes three. A no balll too.

76.4 0

Another short one, Ali evades it. Not sure if Ollie Robinson will be abel to do this for long. A full one coming up now maybe?

76.3 0

Bangs it in short and on the body, Ali ducks under it.

76.2 4

FOUR! Guided away nicely! Shorter in length and outside off, Ali waits and then plays it past point for a boundary.

76.1 0

Outside off, left alone.

Score after 76 overs : 259/2

Runs Scored

1 Runs

B Azam

12 (21)

A Ali

9 (26)

W Jacks

18-3-72-1

75.6 0

Very full and outside off, tempting Babar to go for a drive. Babar does but finds cover.

75.5 1

Slightlmisfield and one! Tossed up on off, this is hit hard towards mid off. The fielder fails to stop it cleanly and a run is taken.

75.4 0

Another one tossed up nicely and lands it on off, Ali lunges and pushes it to cover.

75.3 0

Flighted ball on off, Azhar Ali keeps it out.

75.2 0

Jacks gives it air and lands it on off, Ali keeps it out.

75.1 0

Flatter and on off, Ali guides it to point.

Score after 75 overs : 258/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Azam

12 (20)

A Ali

8 (21)

O Robinson

7-0-25-0

74.6 0

Another one on off, Azam keeps it out.

74.5 0

On off, blocked.

74.4 0

On off, Azam is solid in defense.

74.3 2

This time he gets it past mid-wicket and takes two.

74.2 0

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

74.1 0

On the stumps, Ollie Robinson is solid in defense.

Score after 74 overs : 256/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Ali

8 (21)

B Azam

10 (14)

W Jacks

17-3-71-1

73.6 0

Loopy ball on off, this is pushed to cover.

73.5 0

On off, Ali pushes it to covers.

73.4 0

On middle, kept out nicely.

73.3 1

This is now worked with the turn through square leg for one.

73.2 4

FOUR! A half volley and put away! This is outside off. Azam gets his front leg to the pitch of the ball and hits it through covers.

73.1 0

Around off, this is guided to point.

Score after 73 overs : 251/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Ali

8 (18)

B Azam

5 (11)

O Robinson

6-0-23-0

72.6 0

On middle, defended.

72.5 1

Angled into the pads, Azam works it through square leg for one.

72.4 0

On the stumps, blocked.

72.4 nb 1

Good stuff! On a length again and on off, Azam pushes it to mid off.

72.3 0

Attacks the stumps, Azam flicks it to mid-wicket.

72.2 0

Angled into the pads, this is worked to square leg.

72.1 0

Good length and on off, defended.

Score after 72 overs : 249/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Ali

8 (17)

B Azam

4 (5)

W Jacks

16-3-66-1

71.6 0

Tossed up on off, Ali defends.

71.5 0

Flighted ball on off, kept out.

71.4 0

Off a soft leading edge! Ali comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the leading edge to mid off.

71.3 0

Gives it air and lands it on off, Ali defends.

71.2 0

Very full and on off, Ali jams it out to cover.

71.1 0

On middle, Ali pushes it back to the bowler.

Score after 71 overs : 249/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Azam

4 (5)

A Ali

8 (11)

J Leach

29-5-92-1

70.6 4

FOUR! Whipped away! Shorter and on middle, Azam rocks back and whips it through mid-wicket and this one races away to the fence.

70.5 0

On the stumps yet again, Azam defends it onto the ground.

70.4 0

On middle, Azam is solid in defense.

70.3 0

Flatter and on off, kept out. Quite an attacking field for Babar.

70.2 0

On middle, defended.

70.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Both the openers are now back and Leach has his first! Imam-ul-Haq continues to be aggressive against Leach. Steps out but gets too close to the pitch of the ball. He lofts it down the ground but hits it quite flat. It goes towards long on where it is taken by Ollie Robinson! Pakistan still a long way away, England will sense an opening here. They still lead by over 400.

Score after 70 overs : 245/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Ali

8 (11)

Imam

121 (206)

W Jacks

15-2-66-1

69.6 4

FOUR! Hammered! Outside off, Ali gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard through square leg. Boundary.

69.5 0

On the stumps, Ali defends it.

69.4 1

A single now as this is pushed through covers.

69.3 0

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

69.2 0

On the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq plays it back to the bowler.

69.1 0

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

Score after 69 overs : 240/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Imam

120 (202)

A Ali

4 (9)

J Leach

28-5-88-0

68.6 1

A single to end as this is worked down to long on for one.

68.5 0

Imam steps out and gets to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.

68.4 0

On the stumps, defended.

68.3 0

On the stumps, this is worked to mid-wicket.

68.2 0

On the stumps, kept out again.

68.1 0

On the stumps, Imam blocks.

DRINKS! England have something to be happy about today! They have managed to get a breakthrough but the question is, can they build on it? There is still 9 wickets to go and the wicket still seems extremely flat. Imam-ul-Haq does not look like getting out and Azhar Ali would want to cash in on this surface. Will the hosts continue to dominate or will we see the visitors fight back after the break?

Score after 68 overs : 239/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Ali

4 (9)

Imam

119 (196)

W Jacks

14-2-61-1

67.6 0

Ali misses out! This is short and down the leg side. He looks to pull but misses.

67.5 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

67.4 4

FOUR! Swept and swept hard! On middle, Azhar Ali gets down on one knee and hits it through square leg for a boundary. He is off the mark.

67.3 0

On the stumps, kept out.

67.2 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

67.1 3

Three more! On the pads, Imam works it towards fine leg and takes three.

Score after 67 overs : 232/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Ali

0 (4)

Imam

116 (195)

J Leach

27-5-87-0

66.6 0

On off, this is pushed to cover.

66.5 0

On the stumps, blocked.

66.4 1

On middle, this is worked to mid on for one.

66.3 0

Sharp turn! This is tossed up outside off, Imam gets his front pad outside the line and looks to defend, it hits the pad and lobs on the off side.

66.2 0

On middle, defended.

66.1 6

SIX! BANG! A wicket has fallen but Imam does not care! He steps out and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Score after 66 overs : 225/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Ali

0 (2)

Imam

109 (191)

W Jacks

13-2-54-1

65.6 0

That has hit the pad outside off! This lands outside off and turns back in. Azhar Ali looks to flick by getting outside the line of off. He misses to get hit on the pads. Turned down.

65.5 0

On off, defended.

65.4 W 0

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Stop the press, England finally manage to find the opening wicket. The move to get Will Jacks on works. HE GETS HIS FIRST TEST WICKET! Not the best of balls. It is short and wide outside off. Abdullah Shafique looks to cut but he tries to play it really late. It goes off the outside edge and it is taken by the keeper. Pope just about takes it. A good catch in the end as it was a thick edge. A superb knock from Abdullah Shafique but he had a chance to make a daddy ton here.

65.3 0

On the stumps, defended.

65.2 0

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

65.1 4

FOUR! Cut away! Short and wide outside off, Abdullah Shafique goes back and guides it past point for a boundary.

Score after 65 overs : 221/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Imam

109 (191)

A Shafique

110 (199)

J Leach

26-5-80-0

64.6 0

A dot to end! On middle, defended.

64.5 0

Floats it up on off, Imam keeps it out.

64.4 0

On middle, this is worked to short leg.

64.3 0

Flighted ball on off, Imam defends.

64.2 0

Flatter and on off, Imam pushes it to silly mid on.

64.1 1

Angled into the pads, Abdullah Shafique works it wide of mid on for one.

Score after 64 overs : 220/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Imam

109 (186)

A Shafique

109 (198)

J Root

11-2-37-0

63.6 0

A dot to end! On middle, Imam-ul-Haq leans forward and keeps it out.

63.5 4

FOUR! Put away! Root looks to surprise the batter by bowling another bumper but Imam rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

63.4 0

Attacks the stumps again, Root is pushing it through, Imam plays it onto the ground.

63.3 0

Fuller and on off, Imam pushes it to covers.

63.2 0

On middle, Imam pushes it to cover.

63.1 2

Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Score after 63 overs : 214/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

109 (198)

Imam

103 (180)

J Leach

25-5-79-0

62.6 0

On the stumps, defended.

62.5 0

Flighted ball on off, Abdullah Shafique defends.

62.4 0

On the stumps, this is pushed to cover.

62.3 0

Floats it up on off, Abdullah Shafique blocks it.

62.2 0

On middle, kept out.

62.1 4

FOUR! Lovely shot! Steps out, makes room and then lifts it over cover, goes inside-out and bags a boundary. Tough shot but played really well.

Score after 62 overs : 210/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Imam

103 (180)

A Shafique

105 (192)

J Root

10-2-31-0

61.6 4

FOUR! This time he gets it past mid on and gets to his ton in style! Just like the English openers, both the Pakistan openers get hundreds too. He just loves batting at this venue. Another ton for him here and this will make him feel really good. He was stuck for a pretty long time in the nervous 90s and now he has got to his ton. Gets a full ball on the pads which he flicks past mid on and it races away to the fence.

61.5 0

On middle, this is worked to mid on.

61.4 2

Just over! Imam's patience runs out. He steps out, does not get to the pitch of it but goes ahead with the shot. It goes more off the outer half over cover and takes two. Lucky escape. He gets to 99.

61.3 0

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

61.2 0

Fires it on middle, Imam lunges and keeps it out.

61.1 0

On the stumps, Imam plays it back to the bowler.

Score after 61 overs : 204/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Shafique

105 (192)

Imam

97 (174)

J Leach

24-5-75-0

60.6 0

It is a maiden! On the stumps, this is played to mid-wicket.

60.5 0

5 dots in a row! On off, flighted ball, Abdullah Shafique defends it onto the ground.

60.4 0

Loopy ball on off, Abdullah Shafique pushes it to cover.

60.3 0

On the stumps, Abdullah Shafique defends it back towards the bowler.

60.2 0

Yet again, this is floated up on off, Abdullah Shafique blocks it.

60.1 0

On off, Abdullah Shafique is solid in defense.

Score after 60 overs : 204/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

97 (174)

A Shafique

105 (186)

J Root

9-2-25-0

59.6 0

Good stuff from Root! On middle, Imam plays it back to the bowler. Good from him too, he is taking his time and not rushing to get to the ton.

59.5 0

Fuller and on off, Imam pushes it to covers.

59.4 0

Fires it on off, Imam defends it.

59.3 0

Making it difficult for Imam to get to his ton! Yet again on middle, this is pushed to cover.

59.2 0

In the air again but shor! On middle, Imam works it uppishly but lands short of Root who dives and stops it to his left.

59.1 0

On middle, kept out.

Score after 59 overs : 204/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Shafique

105 (186)

Imam

97 (168)

J Leach

23-4-75-0

58.6 0

Leading edge but safe! On middle, Abdullah Shafique looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat early, it goes off the leading edge but wide of the bowler.

58.5 1

Not the best of calls but a single in the end! On off, this is pushed towards mid off. Imam waits initially and then goes for the single. Abdullah Shafique is late to take off but makes it in the end. The throw too was not the best from the fielder.

58.4 0

On middle, Imam flicks it to mid-wicket.

58.3 0

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

58.2 0

On middle, defended.

58.1 2

Imam is just a boundary away now! Shorter and around off, Imam guides it past point and takes two.

Score after 58 overs : 201/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

105 (185)

Imam

94 (163)

J Root

8-1-25-0

57.6 0

On the stumps again, blocked.

57.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

57.4 4

FOUR! 200 up for Pakistan! On the pads, this is swept hard and fine on the leg side for a boundary.

57.3 0

Tossed up on off, Abdullah Shafique pushes it to covers.

57.2 0

Outside off, left alone.

57.1 0

Close! This lands on middle and then spins in. Abdullah Shafique looks to flick but it goes past the inside edge and to the keeper.

Score after 57 overs : 197/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Imam

94 (163)

A Shafique

101 (179)

J Leach

22-4-72-0

56.6 0

Another dot! Imam remains in the 90s! On middle, Imam flicks it to mid-wicket.

56.5 0

Pushes this one though but Imam goes quickly onto the back foot and works it to mid-wicket.

56.4 0

On middle, blocked.

56.3 0

On middle, Imam works it to mid-wicket.

56.2 1

Slightly shorter this time, Abdullah Shafique pushes it wide of mid off and takes one.

56.1 0

On middle, slightly slower, little bit of turn but kept out well.

Score after 56 overs : 196/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Imam

94 (159)

A Shafique

100 (177)

J Root

7-1-21-0

55.6 0

On off, kept out.

55.5 1

Gets it on the next ball itself! Another ton for Abdullah Shafique! His third in 8 Tests. He is having a lovely time in this format. Has impressed right from the time he has made his debut. He can make a big one here. Gets there by dabbing this flatter ball towards point and takes one.

55.4 6

SIX! BANG! That goes over the fence. He moves onto 99! This time he gets t the pitch of it and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence. Has two balls to get to his ton in this over.

55.3 0

Kept out again as this is floated up on middle.

55.2 0

On the stumps, defended.

55.1 0

On middle, this is played back to the bowler.

Score after 55 overs : 189/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Imam

94 (158)

A Shafique

93 (172)

J Leach

21-4-71-0

54.6 0

Tidy from Leach! On middle, this is flicked to mid on.

54.5 0

Imam uses his feet again but does not get to the pitch of the ball, he works It to mid on.

54.4 0

Sees Imam come down the track and shortens the length. Defended.

54.3 0

On off, kept out.

54.2 1

Well played in the end! Steps out but does not get to the pitch of it, he pushes it to mid off and takes one.

54.1 0

On middle, kept out.

Score after 54 overs : 188/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Imam

94 (154)

A Shafique

92 (170)

J Root

6-1-14-0

53.6 2

Nicely played for two more! Outside off, Imam guides it past short third man and takes two.

53.5 0

Fires it on middle, kept out.

53.4 0

Slightly fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

53.3 0

On the stumps again, this us pushed to mid off.

53.2 0

On middle, kept out.

53.1 2

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

Score after 53 overs : 184/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Shafique

92 (170)

Imam

90 (148)

J Leach

20-4-70-0

52.6 0

Shortish and outside off, this is guided to point.

52.5 0

Fires it on off, blocked.

52.4 0

On off, kept out.

52.3 2

Confusion but safe! On middle, this is pushed towards mid On. Anderson dives over the ball. They take two. Shafique wants the third and sets off. He is sent back but in time.

52.2 0

On off, kept out.

52.1 0

Very full and on middle, this is played back to the bowler.

Score after 52 overs : 182/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Shafique

90 (164)

Imam

90 (148)

J Root

5-1-10-0

51.6 1

First run of the day! On middle, this is worked to mid on for one.

51.5 0

On the stumps, kept out.

51.4 0

On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.

51.3 0

Slower through the air and on middle, defended.

51.2 0

On off, defended.

51.1 0

Woah! That was a surprise. Root starts off with a bumper. Shafique ducks under it.

Time for the action to begin! The Pakistan openers will resume their innings and it is Root who will begin for England. Here we go...
England will hope the wicket starts detoriating now, we saw no assistance for their bowlers and if it remains that way, it can be a other long day in the field for them. There is still a lot of time left in the Test and hence, a result is still well and truly possible.
Day 2 saw Pakistan roaring back into the game! First it was their bowlers who managed to get the remaining wickets quickly and then, their openers who batted brilliantly and ensured the hosts lost no wickets. Still a long way to go though as they trail by another 476. Can the two continue the good work or will England have their say on Day 3 which is also called the "Moving day"? We will find out.
... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...
The second day of the first Test match between Pakistan and England has come to an end and this has been a display of various batting styles throughout the day. There has been very little joy for the bowlers over the past two days but their time may still come. Will the hosts continue to collect runs? Or will England manage to take some early wickets and put pressure on their opponents? We shall find out when the play resumes on Saturday, 3rd of December at 10.05 am IST (4.35 am GMT). Do join us for the build-up which begins well in advance. Cheers!
Right then, Day 3 is considered the moving day of a Test match and it will be interesting to see what we have in store for us. If the pitch continues to be as flat as it has been on the first two days we do not expect there to be much moving. England will have to come out with a better strategy to break this stubborn opening partnership and they will be hoping that their fast bowlers get the old ball to reverse swing. Pakistan will be absolutely delighted as long as Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq can continue to accumulate runs and they know they have a solid middle order to add further misery to the English bowlers.
England came out all guns blazing and looked to take the attack to the Pakistani bowlers from the word go. Their approach worked initially but they lost two of their big hitters Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone early. Harry Brook carried on to score a brisk 150 and take his team close to the 600-run mark. Ollie Robinson and Will Jacks got to their 30s but wickets fell too often which prevented them from crossing 700 which would have been their target. Naseem Shah bowled with fire and put on an inspired performance as he claimed 3 crucial wickets. Zahid Mahmood gave loads of runs away but returned with four wickets for his effort in his debut game. After that, it has been all about the Pakistan openers who batted through two sessions and are taking their team to a position of safety. Liam Livingstone suffered an injury while fielding after which he has been off for treatment. England will be hoping he can return as his bowling may come to use.
The Pakistan openers came into this session looking to bat to Stumps and build a partnership which they have managed to achieve quite comfortably. They have put on a 181-run partnership and they have not been bothered at all barring the one opportunity Abdullah Shafique offered Ollie Pope to take behind the wicket off the bowling of James Anderson. Apart from that incident, it has been plain sailing for the Pakistan batters as they looked untroubled. They are both nearing their hundreds and they will be eager to make it big on this flat pitch. England deployed the spinners for long periods in the hope to wear the ball out a bit and get it to reverse swing. None of their tactics seemed to work though and it looks like a long day in the office for the English bowlers.
SESSION SUMMARY - 18 overs, 73 runs, and 0 wickets. Another day dominated by the batters and this Test match seems to be headed in the direction of a draw unless something changes drastically. We have witnessed two contrasting styles of batting with the England players opting to go for the aggressive approach while the Pakistan batters have displayed patience and accumulated runs in a typical Test-match manner. The last two sessions have belonged to Pakistan and the fact that they claimed 6 England wickets in the first session, makes this undoubtedly a day that belongs to the hosts.

Score after 51 overs : 181/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

90 (148)

A Shafique

89 (158)

J Leach

19-4-68-0

50.6 0

Full on the middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq is happy to block this one out as well. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2.

50.5 0

Tossed up, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it solidly.

50.4 2

Bowls it down leg, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it towards square leg for a brace.

50.3 0

Fuller and arround off, Imam-ul-Haq eases it to mid on.

50.2 0

Quicker and on off, Imam-ul-Haq lunges and defends it out.

50.1 0

Full and straight. Imam-ul-Haq strides and defends it off the front foot.

Score after 50 overs : 179/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Shafique

89 (158)

Imam

88 (142)

W Jacks

12-2-50-0

49.6 0

Goes fuller again, Abdullah Shafique flicks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

49.5 0

On off, this is defended off the front foot.

49.4 0

Flighted, outside the off. Abdullah Shafique strides and plays it down to mid off.

49.3 0

Fuller and on off, this is played towards mid off.

49.2 0

Abdullah Shafique skips down and flicks the length ball towards mid-wicket.

49.1 0

Fuller and angling away from the batter. Abdullah Shafique lunges and drives it straight to covers.

Score after 49 overs : 179/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Imam

88 (142)

A Shafique

89 (152)

J Leach

18-4-66-0

48.6 0

Keeps it fuller once again. Imam-ul-Haq lunges and defends it firmly once again.

48.5 0

Goes fuller on the stumps. Imam-ul-Haq defends it solidly.

48.4 4

FOUR! Bowls it on off, Imam-ul-Haq moves forward and smashes it through mid off for a boundary!

48.3 0

Another dot ball as this is defended towards the bowler.

48.2 0

Another fuller one, Imam-ul-Haq hangs back and defends it from his crease.

48.1 0

Flights this one full and straight, Imam-ul-Haq shimmies down the wicket and defends the ball down the wicket.

Score after 48 overs : 175/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Shafique

89 (152)

Imam

84 (136)

W Jacks

11-1-50-0

47.6 0

Another loopy delivery bowled full and just outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends this solidly with a straight bat.

47.5 0

Flighted full and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique clips this toward mid-wicket.

47.4 0

Goes full and in line with the stumps, Abdullah Shafique blocks this back down the pitch to the bowler.

47.3 1

Fires this one full and into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq clips the ball to wide mid on and takes a single.

47.2 4

FOUR! Imam-ul-Haq looks deceived in the air but still manages to get a boundary! Will Jacks floats this wide outside off on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq charges down the wicket and slices the ball towards deep cover for four runs.

47.1 1

Flighted delivery bowled full and just outside off, Abdullah Shafique knocks this towards mid off and takes a quick single.

Will Jacks comes into the attack now.

Score after 47 overs : 169/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Imam

79 (134)

A Shafique

88 (148)

J Leach

17-4-62-0

46.6 0

Bowls this slightly short and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq defends this off the back foot and keeps the ball out.

46.5 4

FOUR! This has been powered away! Jack Leach goes full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq stays back in the crease and thumps the ball towards long off for four more runs.

46.4 0

Goes full once again and in line with the stumps. Shimmies forward again but decides to defend it.

46.3 4

FOUR! Imam-ul-Haq is picking his shots here and getting well rewarded for his patience! This is flighted full and just outside off, Imam-ul-Haq charges down the wicket and thumps the ball over the in-field towards long on for a boundary.

46.2 0

Bowls this flatter and into the stumps on a fuller length. Imam-ul-Haq shimmies down the wicket and defends solidly.

46.1 0

Jack Leach floats this one full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this back down the pitch.

Score after 46 overs : 161/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Shafique

88 (148)

Imam

71 (128)

B Stokes

3-0-15-0

45.6 0

Decides to bowl this one a good length and into the pads. Abdullah Shafique clips the ball towards square leg.

45.5 4

FOUR! Easy pickings for Abdullah Shafique and he plays this wonderfully well! Ben Stokes goes back to bowling short but angles this down leg. Abdullah Shafique has all the time in the world to help it down to fine leg for four runs.

45.4 0

Ben Stokes decides to bowl full now and attacks the stumps, Abdullah Shafique blocks this towards short mid on.

45.3 0

Continues bowling back of a length and outside off, Abdullah Shafique stands tall and fends this into the off side.

45.2 1

Bangs this in short and in line with the stumps. The ball does not bounce much and Imam-ul-Haq pulls this into the square leg region for a single.

45.1 3

Ben Stokes bowls this back of a length and outside the off stump. Abdullah Shafique gets on his toes and punches the ball in the gap towards deep point. They will take three runs as the fielder chases and collects the ball.

Score after 45 overs : 153/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

70 (127)

A Shafique

81 (143)

J Leach

16-4-54-0

44.6 0

Continues bowling short and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq defends with a straight bat towards silly mid on.

44.5 0

Short once again and into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq goes on his backfoot and taps the ball towards mid-wicket.

44.4 0

Floats this one full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq defends this back towards the bowler.

44.3 1

Another flighted delivery bowled full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique pushes this towards cover and takes one.

44.2 1

Bowls this slightly short and into the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq works this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a run.

44.1 0

Jack Leach fires this one full and into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq clips this towards square leg.

Score after 44 overs : 151/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Shafique

80 (142)

Imam

69 (122)

B Stokes

2-0-7-0

43.6 0

On a good length this time and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique tucks this towards backward square leg. Dot ball to end the over.

43.5 1

Continue bowling short to the left-hander as well and just outside off. Imam-ul-Haq pulls this into the deep mid-wicket region and takes a run.

43.4 1

Finally goes for it! Ben Stokes bowls this back of a length and into the batter. The ball does not rise much and Abdullah Shafique pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a single.

43.3 0

Keeps bowling short and just outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique sways out of the way this time. He is not being tempted into the pull shot so far.

43.2 0

Another short ball but well-directed this time. Abdullah Shafique ducks under the ball and lets it go through to the keeper.

43.1 0

Ben Foakes bangs this in short and angling down leg, Abdullah Shafique initially looks to pull but decides against it.

Score after 43 overs : 149/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Imam

68 (121)

A Shafique

79 (137)

J Leach

15-4-52-0

42.6 0

Goes full once again but this time outside the off stump, Imam-ul-Haq knocks this towards cover.

42.5 0

Sliding down leg side this time on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq misses his flick as the ball goes through to the keeper.

42.4 0

Bowls this slightly short and into the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and punches this towards mid-wicket.

42.3 1

Floats this one wide outside off on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique pushes this to deep point and takes a single.

42.2 0

Flights this one full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends this towards silly mid off.

42.1 4

FOUR! Pakistan are scoring freely now! Jack Leach serves this short and wide outside off, Abdullah Shafique waits for the ball and cuts it late towards deep backward square leg for four runs.

Score after 42 overs : 144/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Imam

68 (118)

A Shafique

74 (134)

B Stokes

1-0-5-0

41.6 0

Shorter again, Imam-ul-Haq looks to pull it but misses.

41.5 4

FOUR! Shorter and on off, slower too. Imam-ul-Haq pulls it hard and through square leg for a boundary!

41.4 1

Bowls it shorter again, Abdullah Shafique pulls it to square leg for one.

41.3 0

Shorter again, on off. Abdullah Shafique ducks underneath it.

41.2 0

Another shorter one on middle, Abdullah Shafique pulls it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

41.1 0

Bangs a shorter one on off, Abdullah Shafique fends it back towards the bowler.

Ben Stokes has brought himself into the attack.
The tactics to spin isnt seem to be working for England. They are not getting reverse swing either and this looks like a long outing. We have to wait and see if the captain can make a difference here.

Score after 41 overs : 139/0

Runs Scored

12 Runs

Imam

64 (116)

A Shafique

73 (130)

J Leach

14-4-47-0

40.6 4

FOUR! Excellent timing on this. Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq smashes it over mid off for a boundary. Lovely shot from Imam-ul-Haq as Pakistan is turning it on here.

40.5 0

Fuller and down leg, Imam-ul-Haq moves forward and defends it well.

40.4 1

Bowls it outside off, Abdullah Shafique cuts it to point for one.

40.3 6

SIX! Up and over. Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique dances down the track and lofts it over long on and into the stands. Maximum!

40.2 0

Slower one on middle, Abdullah Shafique defends it back towards the bowler.

40.1 1

Fuller and on leg, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.

Score after 40 overs : 127/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Shafique

66 (127)

Imam

59 (113)

J Anderson

8-2-16-0

39.6 0

On a length and outside off, Abdullah Shafique looks to play at it but gets a bottom edge as the ball bounces off the deck. A maiden for James Anderson.

39.5 0

On off, this is flicked towards square leg. Dot again.

39.4 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Abdullah Shafique eases it to mid on.

39.3 0

Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique defends it to the fielder at silly mid on.

39.2 0

Another length ball on leg, Abdullah Shafique eases it towards the mid on fielder.

39.1 0

On a length and on middle, Abdullah Shafique defends it solidly.

Score after 39 overs : 127/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Shafique

66 (121)

Imam

59 (113)

J Leach

13-4-35-0

38.6 1

Bowls it outside off, Abdullah Shafique steers it towards point for one.

38.5 0

Another fuller delivery, Abdullah Shafique defends it towards the off side.

38.4 0

Fuller one, on off. This is defended back towards the bowler.

38.3 2

Slower one and on middle, Abrar Ahmed gently flicks it to deep square leg for a couple.

38.2 0

Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique eases it to short covers for none.

38.1 0

Tossed up, on middle. Abdullah Shafique defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 38 overs : 124/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Imam

59 (113)

A Shafique

63 (115)

J Anderson

7-1-16-0

37.6 0

Another dot ball as a fuller delivery is defended towards mid off.

37.5 0

Fuller length angling in around off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it away to the mid off fielder.

37.4 1

Another short ball, Abdullah Shafique pulls it towards deep backward square leg for one.

37.3 2

Shorter one and on off, Abdullah Shafique guides it to backward point for a brace.

37.2 0

Good length angling it in, Abdullah Shafique defends it solidly.

37.1 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique whips it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

Score after 37 overs : 117/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Imam

59 (111)

A Shafique

56 (111)

J Leach

12-4-32-0

36.6 0

Fuller length around off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it away back to the bowler.

36.5 0

Bowls it on off, Imam-ul-Haq eases it back towards the bowler.

36.4 0

Another fuller ball defended towards mid-wicket.

36.3 0

A quicker one on the pads, Imam-ul-Haq clips it to the mid-wicket fielder.

36.2 4

FOUR! On off and slower one. Imam-ul-Haq dances down the track and drills it past the bowler and the umpire as the ball races away to the long off fence.

36.1 0

Flatter and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq defends it off his front foot.

Score after 36 overs : 113/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Shafique

56 (111)

Imam

55 (105)

J Anderson

6-1-9-0

35.6 0

Fuller one and on middle, Abdullah Shafique eases it back towards the bowler.

35.5 1

Another one on off, Imam-ul-Haq knocks it to covers and scampers through for a single.

35.4 0

Fuller one and on off, Imam-ul-Haq blocks it solidly towards mid off.

35.3 0

Bowls it outside off this time, Imam-ul-Haq lets it go.

35.2 0

Good length again, on off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks it back towards the bowler.

35.1 0

On a length and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it to short covers.

Score after 35 overs : 112/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Shafique

56 (110)

Imam

54 (100)

J Leach

11-4-28-0

34.6 0

Jack Leach floats this one full and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique flicks the ball towards short leg where Keaton Jennings is placed. He gets hit directly on the stomach and it was hit too hard for him to get his hands around the ball.

34.5 0

Goes back to bowling full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique gets a stride forward and defends this to the cover fielder.

34.4 0

Bowls this slightly short and outside off, Abdullah Shafique goes back into the crease and punches this towards extra cover.

34.3 0

Looped up full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique blocks this towards cover.

34.2 2

Flights this one full and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique clips this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.

34.1 1

Goes full on a leg stump line, Imam-ul-Haq flicks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

Score after 34 overs : 109/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Shafique

54 (105)

Imam

53 (99)

J Anderson

5-1-8-0

33.6 0

James Anderson bowls this full and into the stumps, Abdullah Shafique clips this towards mid-wicket.

33.5 0

That is a close call for Abdullah Shafique! James Anderson bangs this in short and angles the ball down leg side. Abdullah Shafique looks to fend this but gets a slight nick off the glove as it goes through to the keeper. Ollie Pope dives to his left and claims a fine catch. The umpires get together to discuss if the catch is taken cleanly and they go upstairs with the soft signal being Out. UltraEdge shows that there is a slight tremor when the ball passes the gloves but replays indicate the ball has bounced just before getting into the keeper's gloves. It will be NOT OUT and Pakistan at still no loss.

The umpires go upstairs to check for a catch. This will be more about whether Ollie Pope collected it cleanly. Fair delivery, Ultra Edge shows a spike. The replay shows that it was not a fair catch and Abdullah Shafique is safe.
33.4 0

Full once again and attacking the stumps, Abdullah Shafique blocks this with a straight bat to the fielder at silly mid on.

33.3 0

Goes full this time and in line with the stumps, Abdullah Shafique clips this off his pads towards the mid-wicket fielder.

33.2 1

Strays onto the pads this time on a good length, Imam-ul-Haq tucks this to deep square leg and takes a single.

33.1 0

James Anderson starts from 'round the wicket to the left-hander and bowls this on a good length just outside off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks this back down the pitch.

We are back for the final session of the day as the umpires make their way out to the middle. The England players are together at the boundary line before dispersing on the field to take their fielding positions. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq stride out to the middle to continue their partnership. James Anderson will begin proceedings after the break. Let's go..
... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...
England will have to make some strategies for the Tea as they haven't troubled the Pakistan batters much. The wicket has nothing for the bowlers and is a graveyard for them. Surely is not the wicket you want for a Test match. Ben Stokes will have to come up with something innovative post Tea. Can he do it? Or will Pakistan continue to bat for the next session as well? We shall find out. Do join us at 4.05 pm IST (10.35 am GMT) post Tea.
SESSION SUMMARY - 27 overs, 91 runs, and 0 wickets. A session that finally belonged to Pakistan. Babar Azam will be extremely pleased with the performances of the two openers in this session. In 27 overs, they have gained 91 runs, but more significantly, they have not lost a wicket. The scoreboard reads 108 for no loss and Pakistan will hope to continue with the same momentum. Abdullah Shafique is on 54 whilst Imam-ul-Haq is on 52.

Score after 33 overs : 108/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Shafique

54 (101)

Imam

52 (97)

J Root

4-1-9-0

32.6 2

Loopy delivery bowled full and just outside the off pole, Abdullah Shafique uses his wrists and flicks the ball past the short mid on fielder to collect two runs. The umpires have taken the bails off and that will be Tea on Day 2!

32.5 0

Bowls this slightly short and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique clips this to the leg side.

32.4 0

Flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Abdullah Shafique pushes the back down the pitch toward the bowler.

32.3 0

Fires this one full and way down leg side. Abdullah Shafique looks to sweep but misses. Ollie Pope does really well behind the wicket to collect the ball.

32.2 0

Another delivery floated full and angled into the stumps. Abdullah Shafique defends this back to the bowler.

32.1 0

Joe Root flights this one full and well outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique blocks this towards cover.

Score after 32 overs : 106/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Imam

52 (97)

A Shafique

52 (95)

J Anderson

4-1-7-0

31.6 0

On a good length this time and angled into the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq defends this to the mid on fielder.

31.5 0

Bowls this fuller and angles this into the batter from outside off, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this solidly towards mid off.

31.4 2

Goes 'round the wicket to the left-hander and serves this on a good length outside off. Imam-ul-Haq guides the ball to deep backward point and takes a couple of runs.

31.3 1

On a good length once again and well outside off, Abdullah Shafique dabs this to the right of point and takes a single.

31.2 0

Bowls this on a good length and just outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique blocks this towards the cover.

31.1 0

James Anderson starts the over with a full delivery angled into the stumps, Abdullah Shafique clips the ball to the square leg fielder.

James Anderson comes into the attack. He has 2 men catching on the leg side.

Score after 31 overs : 103/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Shafique

51 (92)

Imam

50 (94)

J Root

3-1-7-0

30.6 1

Goes full and on a leg stump line, Abdullah Shafique clips this towards deep square leg for a single.

30.5 0

Strays further down leg side on a shortish length, Abdullah Shafique flicks this towards short fine leg.

30.4 0

Quicker on the legs, Abdullah Shafique tucks this to the leg side.

30.3 0

Goes full now into the pads, Abdullah Shafique clips the ball to mid-wicket.

30.2 0

Joe Root bowls a bouncer! He bangs this in short and bowls this quick down leg side. Abdullah Shafique is surprised by the ball as it goes through to the keeper.

30.1 1

That is FIFTY for Imam-ul-Haq as well! Fifth test half-century for him too! Joe Root floats this one full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq dabs this towards cover and takes a single.

Score after 30 overs : 101/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

A Shafique

50 (87)

Imam

49 (93)

W Jacks

10-1-44-0

29.6 0

Tossed up, around off. Abdullah Shafique defends it solidly.

29.5 0

Will Jacks comes closer to the stumps and bowls it on middle. Abdullah Shafique defends it back to him.

29.4 0

Another one outside off, Abdullah Shafique eases it to mid off.

29.3 0

Bowls it outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends it solidly.

29.2 1

A single as Imam-ul-Haq flicks a fuller ball towards mid-wicket.

29.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it towards he fielder at mid-wicket.

Score after 29 overs : 100/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Shafique

50 (83)

Imam

48 (91)

J Root

2-1-5-0

28.6 0

Slower one and on off. Abdullah Shafique defends it back towards the bowler.

28.5 1

Goes fuller, around off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it to covers for one. 100 up for Pakistan!

28.4 4

FOUR! Excellent timing. Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq uses his feet and drives it through covers for a boundary!

28.3 0

Another fuller deliver, Imam-ul-Haq eases it to short leg.

28.2 0

Quicker one and on off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it back towards Joe Root.

28.1 0

Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq eases it to the mid on fielder.

Score after 28 overs : 95/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

A Shafique

50 (82)

Imam

43 (86)

W Jacks

9-1-43-0

27.6 4

FOUR! Tosses it up on off, Abdullah Shafique gets on his knee and drives it past covers for a boundary. Fifty up for Abdullah Shafique. His fifth fifty in the Tests.

27.5 0

Fuller and slower one, Abdullah Shafique defends it back towards the bowler.

27.4 0

Outside off, Abdullah Shafique lets it go.

27.3 0

Flighted up turning it away, Abdullah Shafique looks to block it but misses.

27.2 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique dances down the track and drives it past covers for a boundary!

27.1 0

Slower through the air at a fuller in length, Abdullah Shafique pushes to covers.

Score after 27 overs : 87/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

43 (86)

A Shafique

42 (76)

J Root

1-1-0-0

26.6 0

Joe Root starts with a maiden. Full and on off, Imam-ul-Haq eases it back towards the bowler.

26.5 0

Tossed up, straight on the middle. Imam-ul-Haq defends it to mid on.

26.4 0

Full and on the stumps. Imam-ul-Haq plays it down to mid on for none.

26.3 0

Another fuller ball, Imam-ul-Haq blocks it back towards the bowler.

26.2 0

Fuller one on off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it solidly off the front foot.

26.1 0

Flatter and down leg, Imam-ul-Haq eases it to the short leg fielder.

Ben Stokes has handed the ball to Joe Root now and they are still holding back on bringing their pacers on. They are hoping to get the ball roughened up a bit so that they could generate some reverse swing and want to keep their fast bowlers fresh when it does.

Score after 26 overs : 87/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

42 (76)

Imam

43 (80)

W Jacks

8-1-35-0

25.6 0

Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique defends it to covers.

25.5 0

Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique looks to sweep it but misses. A loud appeal for stumping and the umpire goes upstairs to have a look. Replay shows that Abdullah Shafique was well in.

25.4 0

On off, fuller. This is defended towards square leg.

25.3 4

FOUR! Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary!

25.2 0

Fuller again, Abdullah Shafique rocks back and defends it away.

25.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique eases it back towards the bowler.

Score after 25 overs : 83/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

43 (80)

A Shafique

38 (70)

J Leach

10-4-25-0

24.6 0

Another maiden over for Jack Leach! This is fired into leg stumps on a shorter length, Imam-ul-Haq clips this towards backward square leg.

24.5 0

Angles this into the pads on a shorter length, Imam-ul-Haq tucks this to the leg side. Five dot balls now.

24.4 0

Fourth dot ball in the over. Jack Leach keeps attacking the stumps and bowling full. Imam-ul-Haq smothers this into the pitch.

24.3 0

Keeps bowling straight on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq defends this back towards the bowler.

24.2 0

This is full as well and just outside the off stump, Imam-ul-Haq knocks this towards cover.

24.1 0

Jack Leach keeps bowling full and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq defends the ball towards silly mid on.

Score after 24 overs : 83/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

A Shafique

38 (70)

Imam

43 (74)

W Jacks

7-1-31-0

23.6 0

Looped on middle and on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique defends this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

23.5 0

Attacking the stumps this time and serves this full, Abdullah Shafique tucks this towards the legs side.

23.4 0

Another full ball delivered outside off, Abdullah Shafique pushes this to covers.

23.3 1

This is slightly short and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq punches this through point and takes a single.

23.2 0

This is full as well and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq goes back in the crease but the ball is not short and gets his bat down in time.

23.1 4

FOUR! Great use of his feet! Will Jacks floats one full and into the arc and Imam-ul-Haq charges down the wicket and hits this gun-barrel straight over the bowler's head for four runs.

Score after 23 overs : 78/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

38 (67)

Imam

38 (71)

J Leach

9-3-25-0

22.6 0

Angled into the stumps on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique shimmies down the wicket and dabs the ball towards mid-wicket.

22.5 0

Bowls this one in line with the stumps on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique blocks this back to the bowler.

22.4 0

Flights this one as well and serves this outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends this towards cover.

22.3 4

FOUR! This has been delicately played! Abdullah Shafique is expected the full delivery and he gets into position quickly. Abdullah Shafique paddles this from outside off and gets it to fine leg for four runs.

22.2 0

Another loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique happy to block this towards silly mid off.

22.1 0

Flighted delivery bowled by Jack Leach full and outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends this back down the pitch.

Score after 22 overs : 74/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

38 (71)

A Shafique

34 (61)

W Jacks

6-1-26-0

21.6 0

Gives the ball more air this time and floats outside off on a fuller length. Imam-ul-Haq knocks this uppishly towards cover.

21.5 1

Bowls this quicker in the air and into the pads on a fuller length. Abdullah Shafique works this behind square of the leg side and gets a single.

21.4 0

Another flighted delivery bowled full and outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique defends this solidly towards cover.

21.3 1

Floats one full outside the off stump, Imam-ul-Haq is not sure which way the ball is going to go and pushes at it. Gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a single.

21.2 0

Fires this one full and into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq clips the ball towards mid-wicket.

21.1 0

Will Jacks bowls this full and into the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq knocks this back towards the bowler.

Drinks! Pakistan has started slow and amazingly well and has gone to 72/0 after 21 overs. Both the batters have looked settled and untroubled at the crease. England bowlers are trying hard to get a breakthrough in the game. Liam Livingstone went off the field as he was limping. Not sure if it was a muscle pull. Will Jacks to continue.

Score after 21 overs : 72/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Imam

37 (67)

A Shafique

33 (59)

J Leach

8-3-21-0

20.6 3

Bowls this into the pads on a shorter length, Imam-ul-Haq uses the depth of the crease and tucks the ball towards deep square leg for three runs. Liam Livingstone runs behind the ball and collects it but he seems uncomfortable as it looks like he may have pulled some muscle.

20.5 0

Continues to bowl full and keeps flighting this outside off. Imam-ul-Haq shimmies down the wicket and defends the ball back down the wicket.

20.4 0

Another flighted delivery bowled full and outside the off pole, Imam-ul-Haq is happy to block this back toward the bowler.

20.3 0

Angles this into the pads on a shortish length, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and flicks the ball to the leg side.

20.2 0

Floats this one full and just outside off, Imam-ul-Haq defends this back towards the bowler.

20.1 0

Jack Leach fires this one into the stumps on a shortish length, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and defends this down the pitch.

Score after 20 overs : 69/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Shafique

33 (59)

Imam

34 (61)

W Jacks

5-1-24-0

19.6 0

Quicker this time. Fuller in length, Abdullah Shafique drives it but finds the fielder at mid off.

19.5 4

FOUR! Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique drives it through covers for a boundary!

19.4 1

Slightly shorter one on off, Imam-ul-Haq cuts it to point for one.

19.3 0

Slower one on middle, Imam-ul-Haq cuts it and finds the fielder at point.

19.2 0

Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq prods and flicks to mid wicket.

19.1 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Slightly shorter one, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

Score after 19 overs : 60/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

29 (57)

Imam

29 (57)

J Leach

7-3-18-0

18.6 0

Outside off by Jack Leach, left alone by Abdullah Shafique.

18.5 1

Fuller and quicker again, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to square leg for one.

18.4 0

Quicker through the air. Fuller in length, this is defended off the front foot.

18.3 1

Outside off, this is played towards mid-wicket for one.

18.2 2

Fuller and on off, Abdullah Shafique lofts it over mid on but doesn't get the power right. The fielder chases it. They collect two.

18.1 0

Bowls it on middle, this is defended back towards Jack Leach.

Score after 18 overs : 56/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

28 (55)

A Shafique

26 (53)

W Jacks

4-1-15-0

17.6 0

Fuller and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq looks to block it but gets his pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved.

17.5 0

Goes full, closer to the off stump. Another firm block by Imam-ul-Haq.

17.4 0

Tosses it up on middle, Imam-ul-Haq blocks it towards the short leg fielder.

17.3 0

Fuller and slower through the air. Imam-ul-Haq eases it to mid on again.

17.2 0

Tighter line, keeps it straight. Imam-ul-Haq defends it towards mid on.

17.1 2

Slightly shorter and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq slaps it towards deep point for a brace.

Score after 17 overs : 54/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Shafique

26 (53)

Imam

26 (49)

J Leach

6-3-14-0

16.6 0

Slower one this time, Abdullah Shafique blocks it out solidly.

16.5 0

Steps down the track and Shafique plays the fuller ball back to Jack Leach.

16.4 0

Bowls it full again, Abdullah Shafique eases it to mid on.

16.3 0

Tossed up, outside leg. Abdullah Shafique looks to flick it but gets his pads.

16.2 0

Another fuller one as this is again defended towards the bowler.

16.1 0

Quicker one on middle, Abdullah Shafique eases it back towards Jack Leach.

Score after 16 overs : 54/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Imam

26 (49)

A Shafique

26 (47)

W Jacks

3-1-13-0

15.6 0

Fuller one and on off, Imam-ul-Haq defeds it to short mid-wicket.

15.5 1

Abdullah Shafique lunges and flicks the fuller ball to square leg for one.

15.4 0

Fuller again, this is blocked back towards Will Jacks.

15.3 0

Fuller one as this is defended towards the square leg fielder.

15.2 0

Low full toss. Abdullah Shafique plays it down to mid on.

15.1 6

SIX! Up and over. Tossed up and on the stumps, Abdullah Shafique gets closer to the pitch and smokes it well over long on for a maximum! Brings up the 50 for Pakistan and the opening partnership is going strong so far.

Score after 15 overs : 47/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Imam

26 (48)

A Shafique

19 (42)

J Leach

5-2-14-0

14.6 0

A quicker ball on the legs, Imam-ul-Haq tucks it away straight to the square leg fielder.

14.5 0

Fuller again, slower too. Imam-ul-Haq eases it to mid off.

14.4 0

Slower and on off, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and blocks it away.

14.3 4

FOUR! Finally opens up his blade. Fuller and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq gets on his knee and drives it through covers for a boundary!

14.2 0

Another fuller ball defended back towards Jack Leach.

14.1 0

Goes fuller, on off. Imam-ul-Haq moves forward and defends it out.

Score after 14 overs : 43/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Shafique

19 (42)

Imam

22 (42)

W Jacks

2-1-6-0

13.6 0

Fuller length around off, Abdullah Shafique defends it to the mid-wicket fielder.

13.5 0

Fuller one and on off, Abdullah Shafique eases it to mid on.

13.4 b 2

Fuller and outside leg, Abdullah Shafique looks to flick it but misses. The keeper misses as they collect two byes.

13.3 0

Another dot as this is defended towards mid on.

13.2 0

Slower one and on middle, Abdullah Shafique flicks it towards short mid-wicket.

13.1 0

Tossed up, on off. Abdullah Shafique defends it back towards Will Jacks.

Score after 13 overs : 41/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Imam

22 (42)

A Shafique

19 (36)

J Leach

4-2-10-0

12.6 0

On off, this is defended back towards the bowler.

12.5 0

Keeps it bowling fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq stands firm and blocks it away.

12.4 0

Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq defends it to the short leg fielder.

12.3 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter one, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it through square leg as it races away for a boundary!

12.2 0

A quicker one on the pads, Imam clips it straight to the square leg fielder.

12.1 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended well.

Score after 12 overs : 37/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Shafique

19 (36)

Imam

18 (36)

W Jacks

1-0-6-0

11.6 0

Slower one giving it air, Abdullah Shafique blocks it back towards the bowler.

11.5 1

Another fuller delivery, Imam-ul-Haq taps it to covers for one.

11.4 1

A low full toss and on off, Abdullah Shafique drives it to mid on. The ball hits him on the ankle while stopping it. Batters cross for a single.

11.3 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and slower one, Abdullah Shafique flicks it into the gap through mid-wicket for a boundary!

11.2 0

Flighted one on off, Abdullah Shafique eases it to short covers.

11.1 0

Will Jacks starts with a fuller one on middle, Abdullah Shafique knocks it towards the fielder at mid off.

It will be spin from both ends as debutant Will Jacks has been brought into the attack.

Score after 11 overs : 31/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

17 (35)

A Shafique

14 (31)

J Leach

3-2-6-0

10.6 0

Another maiden from Jack Leach. Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq stays firm and defends it to mid on.

10.5 0

Five dots now. Fuller and on middle and leg, Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and defends it solidly.

10.4 0

Pulls his length back a bit, Imam-ul-Haq blocks it towards square leg.

10.3 0

Keeps bowling it fuller, Imam-ul-Haq defends it back towards Jack Leach.

10.2 0

Fuller and on off, Imam-ul-Haq eases it to square leg for none.

10.1 0

Tossed up, on middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq defends it off his front foot.

Score after 10 overs : 31/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

14 (31)

Imam

17 (29)

O Robinson

5-0-21-0

9.6 0

Bowls this back of a length and towards the leg stump, Abdullah Shafique tucks the ball towards square leg to end the over with a dot ball.

9.5 0

Continues bowling on a good length and outside the off pole, Abdullah Shafique taps this back towards the bowler.

9.4 2

Bowls a slower delivery on a good length and outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique waits on the ball and das it towards deep backward point to collect a couple of runs.

9.3 0

In line with the stumps and on a good length, Abdullah Shafique defends this to the fielder at silly mid on.

9.2 2

Angles this into the pads on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique clips this towards deep backward square leg and takes two runs.

9.1 0

Ollie Robinson bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique defends this towards short cover.

Score after 9 overs : 27/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Imam

17 (29)

A Shafique

10 (25)

J Leach

2-1-6-0

8.6 6

Imam-ul-Haq had faced 11 dot balls off Jack Leach before this delivery! Jack Leach floats this one full and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq charges down the wicket and gets to the pitch of the ball. He lofts this over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

8.5 0

Delivers this wide outside off on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq taps this towards the silly mid off fielder.

8.4 0

Another flighted delivery bowled full and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this back down the pitch.

8.3 0

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off pole, Imam-ul-Haq looks to hack this towards the leg side but mistime his shot to mid-wicket.

8.2 0

Bowls this flatter on a fuller length just outside off, Imam-ul-Haq is looking solid in defense.

8.1 0

Jack Leach flights this full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq pushes the ball towards cover.

Score after 8 overs : 21/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

A Shafique

10 (25)

Imam

11 (23)

O Robinson

4-0-17-0

7.6 0

Fast bowler's response from Ollie Robinson! Goes short outside off, Abdullah Shafique sways out of the way and leaves it alone.

7.5 4

FOUR! That is a classical cover drive! Ollie Robinson goes full once again and serves this wide outside off, Abdullah Shafique gets a good stride forwards and strokes the ball to deep cover for a boundary.

It looked like Imam-ul-Haq had a nick on the delivery at 6.5 and Ollie Pope dropped the catch. The Ultra Edge showed the slightest of spike! Foakes missing, will it cost England?
7.4 0

Continues bowling on a good length and just outside the off pole, Abdullah Shafique blocks this solidly to short cover.

7.3 0

Bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Ollie Robinson defends the ball towards short cover.

7.2 0

This is full as well and just outside off, Abdullah Shafique strokes this towards mid on. The fielder comes forward and stands at silly mid on now.

7.1 0

Ollie Robinson starts off with a jaffa! Angles this into the batter from outside the off stump on a fuller length. Abdullah Shafique looks to defend but gets beaten as the ball shapes away slightly.

Ollie Robinson comes into the attack.

Score after 7 overs : 17/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Imam

11 (23)

A Shafique

6 (19)

J Leach

1-1-0-0

6.6 0

Gets this closer to the stumps on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this to the left of the pitch.

6.5 0

Bowls a straighter one full and outside the off stump, Imam-ul-Haq pushes at the ball but gets beaten on the outside edge.

6.4 0

Angled into the pads on a shorter length, Imam-ul-Haq uses the depth of the crease and flicks the ball towards square leg.

6.3 0

Bowls this slightly short and into the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq pushes this ball towards mid on.

6.2 0

Continues floating it full and just outside off, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this towards cover.

6.1 0

Jack Leach begins with a full delivery outside the off stump, Imam-ul-Haq dabs it towards point.

The players are back on the field after the break. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq will resume their innings for Pakistan. Time for some spin as Jack Leach is to start with the ball. Here we go...
... DAY 2, SESSION 2 ...
Pakistan started off slow with the bat and the openers remained unbeaten before the session break. Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq have added 17 runs and will be looking to continue the run flow after the break. England bowlers haven't troubled the Pakistan batters for the first six overs so far. Maybe Ben Stokes will try something different and get the spinners on after lunch. Can they take some early wickets in the second session? We'll find out. Do join us at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) post the Lunch break.
SESSION SUMMARY - 32 overs, 168 runs, and 6 wickets. With England's innings having ended on a mammoth total of 657, Pakistan have gotten off to a watchful start with their openers. Harry Brook was amazing with the bat as he scored 153 off 113 balls. England had their intent clear as they came to bat on this day and were looking to score quick runs but Pakistan's bowlers bounced back well and took 6 wickets in the first session of Day 2.

Score after 6 overs : 17/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Shafique

6 (19)

Imam

11 (17)

O Robinson

3-0-13-0

5.6 0

Full delivery bowled outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique defends this towards short cover and that will be LUNCH on Day 2!

5.5 1

Goes full and into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq flicks the ball towards the widish fine leg fielder and takes a run.

5.4 1

This is bowled back of a length and into the body of the batter. Abdullah Shafique tucks this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

5.3 3

Ollie Robinson adjusts his length and goes short outside off, Imam-ul-Haq gets on top of the bounce and cuts the ball towards deep point. They complete three runs.

5.2 4

FOUR! That has been punched away and it will be the first boundary for Pakistan! Ollie Robinson bowls this full and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq knocks this past the fielder at mid on and the ball races away to the long on fence for four runs.

5.1 0

Ollie Robinson continues from 'round the wicket to the southpaw and serves this full outside off. Imam-ul-Haq blocks this solidly to the off side.

Score after 5 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

0 Runs

A Shafique

5 (17)

Imam

3 (13)

J Anderson

3-1-4-0

4.6 0

Maiden over for James Anderson and it has been a rarity in this game! He bowls this full as well and outside off, Abdullah Shafique strokes this towards mid on.

4.5 0

Goes full once again and outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique dabs this towards point.

4.4 0

Strays down leg side on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique looks to flick but the ball is far from his pads.

4.3 0

On a good length this time and in the off stump channel. Abdullah Shafique knocks this back towards the bowler.

4.2 0

Goes really full and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique flicks the ball towards the short leg fielder. Ben Duckett gets his hands on the ball but had zero time to react and take the catch.

4.1 0

James Anderson bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Abdullah Shafique defends this with a straight bat towards silly mid on.

Score after 4 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Imam

3 (13)

A Shafique

5 (11)

O Robinson

2-0-4-0

3.6 0

Bowls this one outside the off stump on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq pushes this to the short cover fielder.

3.5 0

Goes slightly fuller and angles the ball into the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq displays his firm defense once again and blocks this back to the bowler.

3.4 0

Ollie Robinson bowls this on a good length and aims for the off pole, Imam-ul-Haq is solidly behind this one as he plays it back down the pitch.

3.3 2

Strays onto the pads on a good length, Imam-ul-Haq tucks the ball towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.

3.2 0

Goes full this time into the pads, Imam-ul-Haq defends this back down the pitch and Ollie Robinson moves to his left to stop the ball.

3.1 0

Ollie Robinson comes 'round the wicket to the left-hander. He bowls this on a good length and outside off, Imam-ul-Haq blocks the ball towards cover.

Score after 3 overs : 6/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Shafique

5 (11)

Imam

1 (7)

J Anderson

2-0-4-0

2.6 0

Attacks the stumps once again on a fuller length, Abdullah Shafique taps the ball towards the fielder placed at silly mid on.

2.5 0

On a good length and into the pads, Abdullah Shafique looks to work it leg side but gets a leading edge towards cover.

2.4 0

Continues bowling full and in line with the stumps, Abdullah Shafique eases this towards mid on.

2.3 2

Goes full this time and serves this outside off, Abdullah Shafique pushes at the ball and gets a thickish edge towards deep point for a couple of runs.

2.2 1

On a good length but straying onto the pads, Imam-ul-Haq clips the ball to deep backward square leg and takes a single.

2.1 0

James Anderson goes full and outside the off pole, Imam-ul-Haq knocks the ball towards cover.

Score after 2 overs : 3/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Shafique

3 (7)

Imam

0 (5)

O Robinson

1-0-2-0

1.6 0

Bowls a good length delivery to end the over, outside the off pole. Abdullah Shafique gets behind the line of the ball and defends it back towards the bowler.

1.5 2

Ollie Robinson bowls this slightly back of a length and outside off, Abdullah Shafique goes deep in the crease and punches the ball towards deep point. Jack Leach gives chase and does well to keep the ball from crossing the ropes. The batters just take two runs and that is poor running from Pakistan.

1.4 0

Angles this into the pads on a good length, Abdullah Shafique looks to flick this to the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads. There may have been a bit of an inside edge as well.

1.3 0

Continues bowling on a good length and on an outside off stump channel, Abdullah Shafique defends this solidly towards mid off.

1.2 0

On a good length and wide outside the off stump, Abdullah Shafique is watchful as he leaves this alone.

1.1 0

Ollie Robinson will bowl from the other end and he starts off with a full delivery angled into the stumps, Abdullah Shafique taps this towards short mid-wicket.

Score after 1 overs : 1/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Imam

0 (5)

A Shafique

1 (1)

J Anderson

1-0-1-0

0.6 0

Bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this towards mid off. Just one run coming from the first over. Ollie Robinson to bowl from the other end.

0.5 0

Gets this closer to the off pole but still moving away from a good length, Imam-ul-Haq shoulders arms to this one.

0.4 0

This is angling away from the left-hander on a good length, Imam-ul-Haq leaves this one alone.

0.3 0

Continues to attack the stumps on a fuller length, Imam-ul-Haq defends this back to the bowler's left.

0.2 0

Goes slightly fuller and in line with the stumps, Imam-ul-Haq blocks this back towards the bowler.

0.1 1

James Anderson bowls his first ball in Pakistan and it is on a good length outside off, Abdullah Shafique dabs it towards point and takes a single to get off the mark.

... MATCH DAY ...

We are set to resume the game. England players have made their way out in the middle. Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique start for Pakistan. James Anderson comes to bowl. Here we go.
... SECOND INNINGS ...
Right then, England have ensured that Pakistan will have a tough time if they want to win the game from here. Pakistan will need to come out with something special here. We'll be back soon for Pakistan's response.
Pakistan bowlers were good from the start and bagged some early wickets. Naseem Shah was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan with figures of 3 for 140. Zahid Mahmood claimed four wickets but also became the bowler who conceded the post runs on his debut having given an excess of 200. Not good numbers from the Pakistan bowlers on a whole but they will be hoping on their batters can now put up a good opening stand for them. They surely bounced back from what happened on Day 1.
Finally, England's innings has come to an end. They have recorded their best score so far in Test Cricket against Pakistan. Some positives to take out from this outing for the hosts is that they were really good with the ball in this session. England have posted a mammoth total of 657 here and Pakistan certainly have a task to do. The vistors continued their 'Bazball' approach but lost Ben Stokes pretty early in the day. Liam Livingstone could not make much of an impact on his debut and followed his skipper back to the pavilion. Harry Brook was the man to watch for as he went absolutely berseck getting to his maided 150. There has to be a special mention of the over from Zahid Mahmood where Harry Brook scored 27 runs off it. He was finally dismissed on 153 off just 113 balls and a small cameo from Will Jacks and Ollie Robinson helped England grow in strength.

Score after 101 overs : 657/10

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Anderson

6 (10)

J Leach

6 (18)

Z Mahmood

33-1-235-4

100.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Zahid Mahmood brings an end to the England inning with his fourth wicket! He flights this one full and outside the off stump, James Anderson looks to drag the ball towards the leg side and goes for the sweep shot. The ball takes the top edge of his bat and goes high towards the square leg region. Imam-ul-Haq runs to his right from backward square leg and takes an easy catch. England have posted a huge total on the board and Pakistan will now have to bat long to save this Test match.

100.5 0

Flights this one full and just outside the off stump, James Anderson gets a stride forward and smothers the ball into the pitch.

100.4 0

Bowls this full and in line with the stumps, James Anderson defends this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

100.3 0

Goes full and outside off, James Anderson looks for a reverse sweep once again but misses.

100.2 4

FOUR! Calls of catch it but the ball is far from any fielder. Zahid Mahmood bowls this short and outside off, James Anderson rocks back and cuts this to the deep cover fence for four runs.

100.1 0

Zahid Mahmood flights this on full and down leg side, James Anderson looks to reverse sweep but misses as the keeper collects the ball.

Score after 100 overs : 653/9

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Anderson

2 (4)

J Leach

6 (18)

M Ali

24-1-124-2

99.6 1

Short of a length on the off, Jack Leach fends it off the back foot.

99.5 0

On a length and outside off, James Anderson looks to defend it but misses.

99.4 1

Good length angling it into the batter, Jack Leach flicks it to square leg for one.

99.3 0

A bouncer and outside off, Jack Leach leaves it alone.

99.2 0

Slightly shorter one and on off, Jack Leach looks to pull it but doesn't connect well.

99.1 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended solidly.

Score after 99 overs : 651/9

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Leach

5 (14)

J Anderson

1 (2)

Z Mahmood

32-1-231-3

98.6 1

Tough chance at first slip. Googly on off, Jack Leach slashes and gets an outside edge as it flies towards Babar Azam who drops it.

98.5 0

Fuller and on off, Jack Leach looks to defend it but misses. It bounces off and goes past his outside edge. Pakistan thinks it was a slight edge but the umpire is unmoved.

98.4 1

Fuller and on off, James Anderson flicks it to square leg for one.

98.3 0

Fuller and outside off, James Anderson looks to play at it but misses.

James Anderson is the last batter for England and he strides out to the middle.
98.2 W 0

OUT! LBW! Zahid Mahmood gets his third and Ollie Robinson will have to depart! This is tossed up on middle and leg, Ollie Robinson looks to reverse sweep it but misses and the ball hits his pads. The finger goes up immediately. Ollie Robinson goes upstairs. Ultra Edge shows no spike and Ball Tracking shows that it was just clipping the leg pole. Ollie Robinson has to walk out as the umpire's call stands!

98.1 2

Fuller and slower too, Ollie Robinson gently flicks it to square leg for a brace.

DRINKS! We will have another short refreshment break due to an extended first session. England have lost 4 wickets but scored at such a brisk rate that they are well ahead in this game. Pakistan will be hoping to take the last two wickets before Lunch so that they can work out their plans and come out in the second session. The England management is on their feet in the dressing room. Will the declaration be coming sonn?

Score after 98 overs : 647/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Leach

4 (12)

O Robinson

35 (49)

M Ali

23-1-122-2

97.6 0

Fuller one this time, this is played towards the mid on fielder.

97.5 0

Pulls his length a bit, and bowls in the same line. Jack Leach hangs back and punches it to covers. Dot.

97.4 0

Good length ball on the off stump, Leach plays it towards covers with firm hands.

97.3 1

Shorter one on off, Ollie Robinson pulls it towards square leg for one.

97.2 0

Shorter one this time, Ollie Robinson looks to play an upper cut but misses.

97.1 0

On a length and on off, Ollie Robinson knocks it but finds the fielder at mid off.

Score after 97 overs : 646/8

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Leach

4 (9)

O Robinson

34 (46)

N Shah

24-0-140-3

96.6 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Jack Leach defends it solidly towards mid on.

96.5 0

Slightly shorter one and on off, Jack Leach lets this one go as well.

96.4 0

Bangs a shorter one on leg, Jack Leach leaves it alone.

96.3 0

On a length and outside off, Jack Leach lets it through towards the keeper.

96.2 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Jack Leach fends it to mid off.

96.1 1

Fuller and on off, Ollie Robinson nudges it to square leg for one.

Score after 96 overs : 645/8

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Leach

4 (4)

O Robinson

33 (45)

M Ali

22-1-121-2

95.6 0

Good length and on off, Jack Leach blocks it to mid on.

95.5 0

Fuller and on off, Jack Leach defends it solidly.

95.4 4

FOUR OVERTHROW RUNS! Fuller and on off, Jack Leach eases it to point and runs for one. Ollie Robinson sends him back. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses and there was no one backing him up. The ball races away the deep square leg fence and Jack Leach is off the mark!

95.3 0

On a length and outside off, Jack Leach lets it go. Starts with a dot.

Jack Leach makes his way out to the crease.
95.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Will Jacks's cameo comes to an end! On a length and on off, Will Jacks looks to heave it but mistimes it completely. The ball carries towards short mid-wicket where Naseem Shah takes it comfortably around his head. Mohammad Ali has been rewarded for his effort and England have lost their eighth wicket! It is pretty evident here that they are not looking to play out overs and are aiming to score maximum runs.

95.1 4

FOUR! On a length and on off, Will Jacks creams it through covers for a boundary. Lovely piece of timing from Will Jacks!

Score after 95 overs : 637/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

O Robinson

33 (45)

W Jacks

26 (27)

N Shah

23-0-139-3

94.6 0

On a good length and in line with the stumps, Ollie Robinson blocks the ball back down the pitch towards the bowler.

94.5 2

Decides to go for the short pole outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson is onto it in a flash and pulls the ball towards deep mid-wicket. They take a couple of runs as the fielder cuts the ball off.

94.4 1

Pulls his length back a fraction and angles this into the pads. Will Jacks tucks the ball to deep backward square leg and takes one.

94.3 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump, Will Jacks defends this towards mid on.

94.2 1

This is full as well and aimed for the stumps, Ollie Robinson manages to clip the ball away towards mid-wicket and they take a quick run.

94.1 1

Naseem Shah bowls a full delivery angled into the stumps, Will Jacks flicks this ball towards deep square leg and collects a single.

Score after 94 overs : 632/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

O Robinson

30 (42)

W Jacks

24 (24)

M Ali

21-1-113-1

93.6 0

Bowls this back of a length and in line with the stumps, Ollie Robinson looks to make room and swing but mistimes his shot towards mid on.

93.5 1

Bangs this in short and outside off, Will Jacks gets on top of the bounce and pulls this ball towards deep square leg for a run.

93.4 1

On a good length and aimed for the off pole, Ollie Robinson looks to swing leg side but gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a single.

93.3 0

Bowls this further outside the off pole back of a length, Ollie Robinson taps the ball towards mid on.

93.2 0

This is on a good length and just outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson blocks this towards mid on.

93.1 2

Mohammad Ali starts the over with a short ball outside off, Ollie Robinson miscues his pull shot and the ball goes high into the air. It lands in the vacant deep mid-wicket region and they take a couple of runs more.

Score after 93 overs : 628/7

Runs Scored

12 Runs

O Robinson

27 (37)

W Jacks

23 (23)

N Shah

22-0-134-3

92.6 1

Strays onto the pads once again and continues to bowl on a good length, Ollie Robinson flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

92.5 lb 1

Angles this into the pads on a good length, Will Jacks misses his clip and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg and they take a leg bye.

92.4 4

FOUR! Two boundaries in a row and Will Jacks has decided to show his repertoire of shots! Naseem Shah bowls this full and outside off, Will Jacks lofts this over the infield and finds the long off fence for four more runs.

92.3 4

FOUR! Connects this one and collects a boundary! Naseem Shah bowls this slightly short and outside off, Will Jacks cuts this to deep cover and gets four runs.

92.2 0

Goes full once again and outside off, Will Jacks looking to be aggressive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

92.1 2

Naseem Shah starts with a full delivery in line with the stumps, Will Jacks swings his bat and gets on hand off the handle while playing the shot. Tha ball goes high towards deep point and lands just short of the fielder. The ball went really high and they complete two runs.

Score after 92 overs : 616/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

O Robinson

26 (36)

W Jacks

13 (18)

M Ali

20-1-109-1

91.6 4

FOUR! Ollie Robinson is pulling out the long handle here! Mohammad Ali goes fuller and outside the off pole, Ollie Robinson hits this hard towards long on and collects four more runs to his kitty.

91.5 0

Straying down leg side on a slightly shorter length, Ollie Robinson looks to pull but misses and the ball goes through to the keeper.

91.4 4

FOUR! That has been thumped away! Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and just outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson takes a couple of steps forward and makes room for himself. He wacks this into the gap and finds the deep cover fence for four runs.

91.3 0

Mohammad Ali starts with a really full delivery angling down leg, Ollie Robinson looks to flick this leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Pakistan has decided to take the second new ball.
91.2 0

This is on a good length and angled into the stump, Ollie Robinson blocks this towards mid on.

91.1 0

Mohammad Ali goes full and outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson mishits the ball towards mid-wicket.

Score after 91 overs : 608/7

Runs Scored

10 Runs

O Robinson

18 (30)

W Jacks

13 (18)

Z Mahmood

31-1-227-2

90.6 3

Flighted delivery way outside off, Ollie Robinson slog sweeps this towards deep mid-wicket. Does not time this well but the batters complete three runs.

90.5 0

Looped up and bowled full outside off, Ollie Robinson defends this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

90.4 0

Bowls this just outside off on a fuller length, Ollie Robinson clips this towards mid-wicket.

90.3 0

This is full as well and outside off stump, Ollie Robinson looks to reverse sweep but does not connect well and the ball rolls to slip.

90.2 6

SIX! This is huge and that is 600 for England! Zahid Mahmood floats another full delivery outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson charges down the wicket and thumps the ball over long on for a maximum.

90.1 1

Zahid Mahmood flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Will Jacks eases this to long on for a single. This is the highest score for England against Pakistan in Test cricket!

Score after 90 overs : 598/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

O Robinson

9 (25)

W Jacks

12 (17)

M Ali

19-1-101-1

89.6 0

A dot to end the over. Another fuller and this is defended solidly by Ollie Robinson.

89.5 0

Touch fuller, on off. Ollie Robinson eases it to the fielder at mid off.

89.4 0

Fuller one and on off, Ollie Robinson defends it well back towards the bowler.

89.3 0

Fuller one and on off, Ollie Robinson looks to flick it but doesn't connect well. It rolls towards the fielder at short mid-wicket. Dot.

89.2 1

On a length and outside off, Will Jacks steers it to point for one.

89.1 1

Good length and on off, Ollie Robinson eases it to covers for one.

Score after 89 overs : 596/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

W Jacks

11 (16)

O Robinson

8 (20)

Z Mahmood

30-1-217-2

88.6 2

Slower through the air, slightly fuller. Will Jacks slogs it in the air towards the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a brace.

88.5 0

Now a good top by the slip fielder. Full on the off. Will Jacks plays the reverse sweep and the slip fielder gets a hand to it and stops it well.

88.4 0

Outside off this time, Will Jacks reverse sweeps it. The fielder stops it well at backward point. Dot.

88.3 1

Fuller again, on off. Ollie Robinson steers it to point for one.

88.2 0

Bowls it fuller nad on middle, Ollie Robinson defends it solidly.

88.1 0

Flatter and on off, this is defended back towards the bowler.

DRINKS! What an exciting first hour of play on Day 2 we have witnessed. England have shown no signs of slowing down and are looking to post a massive total in quick time. Naseem Shah has come out firing and claimed three crucial wickets to keep Pakistan in the hunt. They will be eager to wrap up the England inning and get out there to bat before Lunch. We expect England to keep scoring at a brisk rate.

Score after 88 overs : 593/7

Runs Scored

4 Runs

W Jacks

9 (13)

O Robinson

7 (17)

M Ali

18-1-99-1

87.6 0

Good length ball, angles it on the middle and leg. Will Jacks flicks it but finds the fielder at mid on. Time for Drinks in Rawalpindi now!

87.5 lb 1

Strays it on the leg stump. Too much leg side. Ollie Robinson misses the flick and it gets him on the pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved. They cross for a leg bye.

87.4 0

On a length and on off, Ollie Robinson flicks it but finds the fielder at short mid-wicket.

87.3 2

Bowls it outside off, Ollie Robinson steers it to deep covers for a brace.

87.2 1

Slightly shorter one, on leg. Will Jacks pulls it to mid-wicket for one.

87.1 0

Slightly shorter and on leg, Will Jacks looks to flick it but misses. A stifled appeal turned down.

Score after 87 overs : 589/7

Runs Scored

5 Runs

O Robinson

5 (14)

W Jacks

8 (10)

Z Mahmood

29-1-214-2

86.6 0

Flatter one, down leg. Ollie Robinson eases it to the mid on fielder. A dot to end with.

86.5 0

On off again, this is defended back towards the bowler.

86.4 0

Fuller one and on off, Ollie Robinson defends it to mid on.

86.3 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Ollie Robinson gets on his knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary!

86.2 0

Bowls it outside off, Ollie Robinson gets in two minds but lets it go in the end.

86.1 1

Flatter one on off, Will Jacks taps it to covers for one.

Score after 86 overs : 584/7

Runs Scored

7 Runs

O Robinson

1 (9)

W Jacks

7 (9)

N Shah

21-0-123-3

85.6 0

Goes full once again but angles this one down leg side, Ollie Robinson misses his flick and the ball goes through to the keeper.

85.5 0

This is on a fullish length as well and just outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson blocks this back to the bowler's left.

85.4 1

Lands just short of the fielder in the deep. Naseem Shah goes fuller this time and on the pads. Will Jacks flicks this ball towards deep backward square leg and the ball lands in front of the fielder. They take a run.

85.3 1

Bowls this short and outside the off stump, Ollie Robinson pulls this towards deep backward square leg and collects one.

85.2 1

This is on a good length but straying onto the pads, Will Jacks clips this down to fine leg for a single.

85.1 4

FOUR! That is a beautiful shot from Will Jacks! Naseem Shah serves this one full and outside the off pole, Will Jacks gets a good stride forward and creams this to deep cover for a boundary.

Score after 85 overs : 577/7

Runs Scored

1 Runs

O Robinson

0 (6)

W Jacks

1 (6)

Z Mahmood

28-1-209-2

84.6 0

Another ball that slides down leg on a fuller length and it will be a dot ball to end the over.

84.5 0

Flighted delivery bowled full and outside the off pole, Ollie Robinson shimmies down the ground and hits the ball to mid on. Good stop by the fielder.

84.4 0

Bowls this a fraction short and outside off, Ollie Robinson taps this towards point.

84.3 0

Slides this one down leg on a fuller length, Ollie Robinson misses and the ball goes through to the keeper.

84.2 1

Slightly short and in line with the stumps, Will Jacks eases this down to long on for a single.

84.1 0

Zahid Mahmood flights this one full and outside off, Will Jacks pushes at this but gets beaten by the turn.

Score after 84 overs : 576/7

Runs Scored

8 Runs

O Robinson

0 (2)

W Jacks

0 (4)

N Shah

20-0-116-3

83.6 0

Bowls this full and into the stump, Ollie Robinson looks to work it leg side but gets a leading edge to cover.

83.5 0

Goes for the yorker to welcome the new batter and serves this in line with the stumps, Ollie Robinson digs this out towards the bowler.

Ollie Robinson walks in.
83.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Harry Brook's enterprising inning comes to an end as he perishes looking to continue his onslaught! Naseem Shah bowls this back of a length and into the batter, Harry Brook goes for the pull shot once again but does not connect this one cleanly. He finds Saud Shakeel at deep square leg who takes another comfortable catch. England have lost their seventh wicket but their intentions are pretty clear this morning.

83.3 4

FOUR! A little bit of luck for the England batter but the edged boundary gets him to 150! This is bowled slightly full and outside off stump, Harry Brook looks to drive but gets a faint edge that flies between the keeper and first slip. Neither playes made a move for the ball and Harry Brook gets a boundary to third man. He has reached the landmark in just his second Test and what a player he proving to be for England.

83.2 0

This is on a good length as well and he follows the batter to the leg side. Harry Brook looks to make room but does not connect his cut.

83.1 4

FOUR! Harry Brook does not want to stop! Naseem Shah bowls this slightly short and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook pulls this towards deep mid-wicket to start the over with a boundary.

Score after 83 overs : 568/6

Runs Scored

27 Runs

H Brook

145 (112)

W Jacks

0 (4)

Z Mahmood

27-1-208-2

82.6 3

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off stump, Harry Brook looks to sweep and gets and outside edge over the slip fielder. The ball does not reach the boundary but they take three runs and Harry Brook will be on strike.

82.5 6

SIX! 24 runs in 5 balls for Harry Brook! Zahid Mahmood flights this one full and outside off, Harry Brook uses his feet and thumps the ball over long off for the second six of the over.

82.4 4

FOUR! Harry Brook is making his intentions clear! Zahid Mahmood goes over the wicket now and bowls this short and outside off, Harry Brook pulls this towards deep mid-wicket for yet another boundary!

82.3 4

FOUR! Zahid Mahmood is taking a pounding here! Harry Brook deploys the reverse sweep again and puts away a full delivery outside leg for four more runs towards deep cover-point.

82.2 4

FOUR! This is poor bowling from Zahid Mahmood! Bowls this short and well outside leg, Harry Brook has all the time in the world to sweep this towards deep square leg for four runs.

82.1 6

SIX! Harry Brook has nailed this! Zahid Mahmood goes around the wicket to attack the rough outside the leg stump, but Harry Brook is up to the task. He pulls out a reverse sweep and thumps the ball over deep point for a maximum!

Score after 82 overs : 541/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

W Jacks

0 (4)

H Brook

118 (106)

N Shah

19-0-108-2

81.6 0

Goes slightly fuller this time and outside the off stump, Will Jacks taps this towards mid on. Another successful over for Pakistan and Naseem Shah has started the day really well.

81.5 0

This is in line with the stumps on a good length, Will Jacks blocks this back down the pitch.

81.4 0

On a good length and outside off, Will Jacks defends this towards the point fielder.

81.3 1

Naseem Shah bowls a low full toss outside off, Harry Brook knocks this towards cover and takes a quick single.

81.2 lb 1

NOT OUT! A yorker and on leg, Will Jacks looks to flick it but gets his leg. A loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Pakistan goes for a review. Fair delivery, Ultra Edge shows no spike. Ball Tracking shows it was missing leg. This will ge a leg bye. Pakistan lose their review.

Another debutant walks out to the middle as Will Jacks will look to build a partnership here.
81.1 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Pakistan have started this day with positive intent. Bowls it fuller and on leg, Liam Livingstone moves forward to flick it but doesn't connect well. The ball carries at deep square leg. Saud Shakeel settles under it and pouches it around his head. England lose their sixth wicket! Liam Livingstone will be kicking himself as he would have not got a better pitch to make his debut on. Pakistan are clawing themselves back into this game.

Score after 81 overs : 539/5

Runs Scored

10 Runs

H Brook

117 (105)

L Livingstone

9 (9)

Z Mahmood

26-1-181-2

80.6 0

Tossed up, on off. Harry Brook eases it to mid on. A dot to end the over.

80.5 2

Fuller one this time, on off. Harry Brook nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

80.4 1

Slightly shorter and on off, Liam Livingstone taps it to covers for one.

80.3 0

Fuller length around off, Liam Livingstone defends on the front foot.

80.2 6

SIX! Liam Livingstone was holding it back for some time but opens up finally. Fuller and on off, Liam Livingstone moves forward and lofts it over long on for a maximum!

80.1 1

Bowls it outside off, Harry Brook taps it to point for one.

Score after 80 overs : 529/5

Runs Scored

2 Runs

L Livingstone

2 (6)

H Brook

114 (102)

N Shah

18-0-107-1

79.6 0

Good length again, Liam Livingstone defends it to the mid on fielder to end the over.

79.5 1

On a length and on off, Harry Brook flicks it to mid on for one.

79.4 0

Fuller again and on middle and leg, Harry Brook awkwardly defends it to mid on.

79.3 0

Goes fuller angling it in, Harry Brook taps it to mid off. Dot again.

79.2 0

On a length and on off, this is again defended to covers.

79.1 1

Good length around off, Liam Livingstone eases it to the cover fielder for one.

Score after 79 overs : 527/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

H Brook

113 (98)

L Livingstone

1 (4)

Z Mahmood

25-1-171-2

78.6 2

Back of a length again, Harry Brook knocks it to deep covers for a brace. Good running!

78.5 1

Liam Livingstone is off the mark. Slightly shorter and on off, Liam Livingstone taps it to covers for one.

78.4 0

A quicker one pushed through around off, Liam Livingstone defends it back to the bowler.

78.3 0

Fuller length angling in around off, Liam Livingstone pushes to the cover fielder.

78.2 1

Fuller one again, Harry Brook knocks it to long on for one.

78.1 0

Flatter one on off with a hint of turn, Harry Brook defends it solidly.

Score after 78 overs : 523/5

Runs Scored

1 Runs

H Brook

110 (95)

L Livingstone

0 (1)

N Shah

17-0-105-1

77.6 1

Good length and outside off, Harry Brook taps it to point for one.

77.5 0

On a length and outside leg, Harry Brook looks to flick it but misses again.

77.4 0

On a length and outside leg, Harry Brook looks to flick it but misses.

77.3 0

Another length ball as this is defended towards mid on. Good over so far.

77.2 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Harry Brook defends it back towards the bowler.

77.1 0

Touch fuller and on leg, Harry Brook covers his line and blocks it away.

Score after 77 overs : 522/5

Runs Scored

7 Runs

L Livingstone

0 (1)

H Brook

109 (89)

Z Mahmood

24-1-167-2

76.6 0

Flights it around off, Liam Livingstone drives it uppishly to the mid on fielder. A dot to end with.

76.5 1

This one lands on off, Harry Brook eases it to point for one.

76.4 6

SIX! All the way. Fuller and on middle, Harry Brook goes with the turn and lofts it over long on for a biggie.

76.3 0

Fuller this time, this is defended towards the man at mid-wicket.

76.2 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Harry Brook taps it towards the fielder at point.

76.1 0

Flatter one on leg, Harry Brook defends it to square leg.

Liam Livingstone makes his way out to the middle on his Test-match debut. It will be spin from the other end as Zahid Mahmood has been handed the ball.

Score after 76 overs : 515/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

B Stokes

41 (18)

H Brook

102 (84)

N Shah

16-0-104-1

75.6 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Pakistan have an early breakthrough on Day 2 and the skipper of England has to depart! A slower ball does the trick for Naseem Shah. He bowls it on a good length and on middle, looks like an off-cutter. Ben Stokes looks to make room towards the leg side and cut the ball away but gets beaten by the pace. The ball pegs the middle stump back and Stokes walks out for 41 in just 18 balls. Naseem Shah looks pumped as he celebrates and gives the batter a send-off. Just the start Pakistan were looking for and they will have their tail up now.

75.5 1

Good length angling it into the batter, Harry Brook eases it to short covers and scampers through for a single.

75.4 0

On a length and on off, Harry Brook defends it out to point.

75.3 1

Fuller again, Stokes taps it to point for one.

75.2 6

SIX! Ben Stokes has made a statement here. He starts with a bang. Fuller and on off, Ben Stokes lofts it over long off for a maximum!

75.1 lb 1

Starts with a length ball down leg, Harry Brook looks to flick it but gets his pads. The ball rolls towards fine leg. They cross for a leg bye.

We are all set for the action to begin! The Pakistan players are out in the middle and have taken their positions on the field. Harry Brook and Ben Stokes stride out to the middle and they will be looking to score runs at a quick pace and build on this mammoth total. Naseem Shah will begin procceedings this morning. Let's play...
Multiple records tumbled along the way in this game and we shall dig into some of them to understand the magnitude of England's effort. First and foremost, we shall focus on the massive total that the team achieved, which is the highest that has been scored on Day 1 of the Test match as no team has been able to cross the 500-run mark. The fact that the visitors achieved it with 15 overs unused in the day, makes the achievement even more special. With Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, and Harry Brook all reaching centuries, they created the record for the most batters to score a hundred runs on Day 1 of a Test match as four of them were able to do it. The 200-plus partnership between the openers was scored at a run rate of 6.53, which is the highest for any opening partnership which is 200 runs or more. We have another day of excitement close at hand and we are certain some more records will be collected on the way. Do stay with us as we return shortly for the morning session of Day 2.
On Day 1, the visitors won the toss and despite Ben Stokes’ preference to chase targets in the fourth innings, he made the right decision to bat first on what appeared to be a dead track. Right from the start, the England openers looked to be positive and go after the bowlers. The Zak Crawley-Ben Duckett partnership accumulated 233 at better than a run every ball with both of them reaching centuries and Pakistan were able to get the breakthrough only in the second session. The hosts dismissed the openers in quick succession and even claimed the priced wicket of Joe Root in the middle session but lost momentum once again as Ollie Pope and Harry Brook came on to score tons as well. Ollie Pope was dismissed after his hundred but that got the captain Ben Stokes at the crease and he began producing an exhibition of 'Bazball' cricket. The scoreboard reads 506/4 at the end of Day 1 and Pakistan never looked in control of the game. Their bowlers failed to find the right length to bowl on this wicket and will be hoping to bounce back with some quick wickets in the first session. Three debutants claimed wickets yesterday with Zahid Mahmood picking up two and the two pacers, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Ali chipping in with one each.
Hello and welcome back, ladies and gentlemen to our coverage of Day 2 of the first Test in this historic series between Pakistan and England. It will be the visitors who would have slept well after their performance on Day 1 and with the bout of illness they had experienced before the game started, it is a good thing they are rested. Pakistan were completely outplayed but they would have to look deep at the flatness of the pitch. With them needing to win 4 of the 5 remaining games to make it to the finals of the World Test Championship, a batting paradise does very little good for their chances. That said they will be looking to come out and take this new day as an opportunity to start over.
... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...
That is all we have from this opening day of the first Test match which has been an absolute run-fest. Pakistan have loads to do on Day 2 if they are to claw themselves back into this game. Will we witness a fightback from the hosts? Or will England consolidate their position even further? We shall find out when the play resumes on Friday, 2nd of December at 10.30 am IST (5 am GMT). Do join us for the build-up which begins well in advance. Cheers!
Right then, the first session will be really crucial for Pakistan if they are to have a chance in this game as they need early wickets. The new ball will be available in 5 more overs and if they are unable to get any reverse swing early they may opt to take it. England have some dangerous batters in their ranks and if they are not contained they could reach a massive total in really quick time. Their newfound positive approach has put them in a strong position and things have to go really wrong if they are to lose from here.
The day has well and truly belonged to England and it was courtesy of an outstanding start from the openers who accumulated runs at will. The first session yielded over 170 runs and Pakistan looked like they were incapable of claiming a wicket. The second session was more or less the same for close to an hour but when the partnership was broken and both the openers were dismissed in quick succession, Pakistan may have felt that they had an opening. They got the big wicket of Joe Root as well but Ollie Pope and Harry Brook consolidated the inning going into the Tea break.
England came out for the last session with Harry Brook and Ollie Pope looking to build on their partnership and it looked like they were in no mood to take it slow as they put on a 176-run stand in just 149 balls. Ollie Pope reached his ton and was dismissed shortly afterward by Mohammad Ali who has had a debut to forget but will definitely remember his first wicket. Harry Brook continued the onslaught even smashing four boundaries in one over bowled by and unfortunate Saud Shakeel. He raced to his century and reached there in 80 balls with Ben Stokes coming in to add to Pakistan's woes. The play was stopped with 15 overs in the day still left due to bad light but it felt like the umpires were saving the Pakistan bowlers from further drubbing.
Session Summary - 21 overs, 174 runs, and 1 wicket. Another session which was dominated by the English batters and Pakistan do not seem to be getting a break. Two more centurions in their ranks which makes it the first time four batters have reached hundreds on Day 1 of a Test match and Joe Root will be feeling left out. England scored more than 8 runs per over in the final session and have crossed the 500-run mark, the first time this has been achieved on Day 1 of a Test match. A day full of records and we have been able to witness some outstanding batting.

Score after 75 overs : 506/4

Runs Scored

18 Runs

B Stokes

34 (15)

H Brook

101 (81)

M Ali

17-1-96-1

74.6 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter, Ben Stokes hangs back and plays an upper cut over the keeper and through third man for a boundary. England end the day for 506/4. THAT WILL BE STUMPS FOR DAY 1.

74.5 0

Fuller one and on off, Ben Stokes nudges it but finds the fielder at mid on. Dot.

74.4 4

FOUR! On a length and outside off, Ben Stokes slaps it through point for a boundary. 500 up for England. What a day for the visitors!

74.3 6

SIX! Fuller one and on off, Ben Stokes heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum!

74.2 0

On a length and on leg, Ben Stokes defends it to square leg.

74.1 4

FOUR! Ben Stokes joins the party as well. Fuller and on off, Ben Stokes lofts it over mid off for a boundary!

Score after 74 overs : 488/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

H Brook

101 (81)

B Stokes

16 (9)

N Shah

15-0-96-0

73.6 0

Fuller again, on off. Harry Brook clips it to short mid-wicket and calls for one but Ben Stokes sends him back. Dot.

73.5 4

FOUR! Excellent shot and Harry Brook brings up his century in style! Fuller and on off, Harry Brook gets on his knee and drives it through covers for a boundary!

73.4 0

Bowls it outside off, Harry Brook defends it towards the point fielder.

73.3 3

Slightly shorter one, Ben Stokes pulls it in the gap through square leg. The fielder makes a long chase. They collect three runs.

73.2 0

Serves it on middle, Ben Stokes eases it to mid on.

73.1 1

Bowls it fuller and on off, Harry Brook taps it to backward point for one.

Score after 73 overs : 480/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

H Brook

96 (77)

B Stokes

13 (7)

M Ali

16-1-78-1

72.6 lb 1

Bowls it down leg, Harry Brook looks to pull it but gets his pads. The ball rolls towards backward square leg. They cross for a leg bye.

72.5 0

Slightly shorter one, on off. Harry Brook defends it to mid on.

72.4 1

Fuller one and on off, Ben Stokes knocks it to mid off for one.

72.3 0

On off, defended out.

72.2 0

Slightly shorter and down leg, Stokes fends it to mid-wicket. Dot.

72.1 1

Fuller and on off, Harry Brook drives it to covers for one.

Score after 72 overs : 477/4

Runs Scored

15 Runs

B Stokes

12 (4)

H Brook

95 (74)

N Shah

14-0-88-0

71.6 4

FOUR! This one lands outside off, Ben Stokes opens the face of the bat and guides it through third man for four more!

71.5 4

FOUR! Length again, on leg. Ben Stokes clips it through mid-wicket for another boundary!

71.4 4

FOUR! On a length and on off, Ben Stokes looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence for a boundary!

71.3 1

Fuller and on off, Harry Brook clips it to mid-wicket for one.

71.2 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Harry Brook defends it towards short mid-wicket.

71.1 2

On a length and on off, Harry Brook drives it towards deep covers for a brace.

Naseem Shah (13-0-73-0) has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 71 overs : 462/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Stokes

0 (1)

H Brook

92 (71)

M Ali

15-1-76-1

70.6 0

On a length and on off, Stokes defends it solidly.

Ben Stokes the captain of England makes his way out to the middle.
70.5 W 0

OUT! LBW! Pakistan have a wicket against the run of play! Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and in line with the stumps. Ollie Pope looks to defend it but misses as the ball hits his pads. A huge appeal but the finger stays down. Pakistan goes for a review after some contemplation. UltraEdge shows no spike and Ball Tracking shows three reds. The umpire has to reverse his decision and Ollie Pope walks back to the pavilion after scoring an excellent century.

70.4 1

Good length angling it in, Harry Brook guides it to point for one.

70.3 1

On off, Ollie Pope taps it to covers for one more.

70.2 1

On a length and on off, Harry Brook looks to defend it but miscues it to backward square leg. They cross.

70.1 0

On a length and on off, Harry Brook defends it to mid on.

Score after 70 overs : 459/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

O Pope

107 (102)

H Brook

90 (68)

Z Mahmood

23-1-160-2

69.6 0

Drifts this one into the pads on a fuller length, Ollie Pope clips this towards short fine leg.

69.5 1

Bowls this one short and outside off, Harry Brook cuts this to deep cover-point and takes a single.

69.4 0

This is full and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook blocks this back down the pitch.

69.3 4

FOUR! That has been timed sweetly by Harry Brook! Zahid Mahmood flights this one full and outside the off stump, Harry Brook gets his front foot forward and caresses the ball to deep cover for four runs.

69.2 1

Goes full and in line with the stumps, Ollie Pope clips this towards long on and takes a single.

69.1 2

Zahid Mahmood floats this one full and outside off, Ollie Pope strokes this towards wide long on and they take two runs.

Drinks! An excellent display of batting is seen in this session now from these two English batters. This 4th wicket partnership has been a massive one for England and Ollie Pope has already surpassed the century mark. Pakistan will be trying all sorts of experiments now to break this one as well. Zahid Mahmood comes into the attack now.

Score after 69 overs : 451/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

O Pope

104 (99)

H Brook

85 (65)

M Ali

14-1-73-0

68.6 1

On a good length this time and outside the off stump, Ollie Pope taps this to the right of covers and takes a single.

68.5 0

Continues to bowl full and into the pads, Ollie Pope clips the ball towards short mid-wicket.

68.4 1

Bowls it fuller and on off, Harry Brook drives it towards covers for one again.

68.3 1

Slightly shorter again, Ollie Pope flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

68.2 0

Back of a length and on the off stump, this is pushed to short mid-wicket.

68.1 0

This is on a good length and outside the off pole, Ollie Pope blocks this towards mid off.

Score after 68 overs : 448/3

Runs Scored

24 Runs

H Brook

84 (64)

O Pope

102 (94)

S Shakeel

2-0-30-0

67.6 4

FOUR! That completes an entire over of boundaries! Harry Brook has destroyed Saud Shakeel and taken 24 runs in these six balls! Saud Shakeel keeps bowling short and outside off, Harry Brook pulls this towards wide long on where it all started for the sixth boundary of the over!

67.5 4

FOUR! Five boundaries now and this will be devastating for the bowler's confidence! Bowls this short as well and outside off, Harry Brook rocks back onto the back foot and creams this to deep cover for yet another boundary.

67.4 4

FOUR! This is proving to be an onslaught! Four boundaries in four balls! Saud Shakeel bowls this short and outside off, Harry Brook pulls this towards deep mid-wicket and collects another boundary for himself.

67.3 4

FOUR! Make the three! Harry Brook is taking a liking to Saud Shakeel's bowling. This is served full and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook powers this down the ground to the long on fence for four more runs.

67.2 4

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Harry Brook now! Saud Shakeel over-compensates by bowling a low full toss outside off, Harry Brook strokes this to deep cover for four runs.

67.1 4

FOUR! Harry Brook is not missing out on the loose delivery here! Saud Shakeel bowls this short and outside off, Harry Brook pulls this towards wide long on for a boundary.

Score after 67 overs : 424/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

H Brook

60 (58)

O Pope

102 (94)

M Ali

13-1-70-0

66.6 1

Bowls this back of a length and outside off, Harry Brook punches this to deep point to take a single and keep strike.

66.5 0

Attacks the stump on a fuller length, Harry Brook works this to the leg side straight to the short mid-wicket fielder.

66.4 0

Goes slightly fuller and outside off, The ball stays low but Harry Brook manages to keep this out as he plays it towards point.

66.3 1

On a good length and outside the off stump, Ollie Pope taps the ball to backward point for a single.

66.2 0

Another one on off, Ollie Pope plays it to backward point. Dot.

66.1 0

Good length ball outside off, this is pushed to the backward point fielder.

Score after 66 overs : 422/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

H Brook

59 (55)

O Pope

101 (91)

A Salman

5-0-38-0

65.6 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Harry Brook drives it through covers for a boundary. England move to 422 now. These are the most runs scored in Pakistan in a Day's play!

65.5 1

Fuller again, on off. Ollie Pope clips it to square leg for one more.

65.4 1

Fuller and on off, Harry Brook flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

65.3 4

FOUR! Another reverse sweep gathers a boundary for Harry Brook! This is full and outside off, Harry Brook smashes this to the deep point fence for four runs.

65.2 1

Ollie Pope reaches his HUNDRED now and removes his helmet to celebrate! This is drifted into the pads on a fuller length, Ollie Pope clips the ball to deep square leg for a single. All his teammates are up on their feet and this has been a wonderful inning to watch.

65.1 1

Harry Brook reaches his maiden FIFTY in Test cricket! Agha Salman bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook flicks this to deep mid-wicket for a single to reach the landmark.

Score after 65 overs : 410/3

Runs Scored

10 Runs

O Pope

99 (89)

H Brook

49 (51)

H Rauf

13-1-78-1

64.6 0

Good length and on off, Ollie Pope defends it to extra covers. Dot.

64.5 1

Fuller and on leg, Harry Brook clips it to backward square leg for one. So, Harry Brook moves to 49 and Ollie Pope is on 99 now!

64.4 6

SIX! Slightly shorter and on off, Harry Brook hangs back and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. He moves to 48 now!

64.3 0

Slightly shorter and on leg, Harry Brook looks to pull it but misses.

64.2 2

On a length and on leg, Harry Brook flicks it to square leg for a brace.

64.1 1

Fuller one and on off, Ollie Pope clips it to mid on for one. He moves to 99 now!

Score after 64 overs : 400/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

O Pope

98 (87)

H Brook

40 (47)

A Salman

4-0-26-0

63.6 1

On off, Ollie Pope plays it to mid off for one.

63.5 1

Slightly shorter one, Harry Brook reverse paddles it to backward point for one.

63.4 0

Full and on the leg stump, this is pushed to mid-wicket. Dot.

63.3 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended back towards the bowler.

63.2 1

Full and on off, this is pushed to mid off for a single.

63.1 4

FOUR! Excellent timing. Fuller and on off, Ollie Pope moves forward and drives it through covers for a boundary!

Score after 63 overs : 393/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

H Brook

39 (44)

O Pope

92 (84)

H Rauf

12-1-68-1

62.6 0

A yorker and outside off, Harry Brook looks to drive it but gets an inside edge as the ball rolls towards the keeper.

62.5 0

Good length and outside the off stump, Harry Brook shoulder arms at it.

62.4 1

Fuller and on off, Ollie Pope eases it to mid on for one.

62.3 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on off, Ollie Pope creams it through covers for a boundary. He moves to 91.

62.2 1

Another one down leg, Harry Brook helps it to fine leg for one again.

62.1 1

Serves it down leg, Ollie Pope flicks it to backward square leg for one.

Score after 62 overs : 386/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Brook

38 (41)

O Pope

86 (81)

A Salman

3-0-19-0

61.6 0

Harry Brook reaches his maiden Test match half-century! Agha Salman bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

61.5 1

Slightly shorter one and on off. Ollie Pope flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

61.4 2

Fuller one, Ollie Pope plays a reverse sweep towards backward point for a brace.

61.3 1

A single as this is played towards square leg.

61.2 0

Slower through the air and on off. Harry Brook defends it away.

61.1 1

Length ball, on off. Ollie Pope whips it towards mid-wicket for one.

Score after 61 overs : 381/3

Runs Scored

11 Runs

H Brook

37 (38)

O Pope

82 (78)

N Shah

13-0-73-0

60.6 0

On a length and outside leg, Harry Brook looks to flick it but misses.

60.5 4

FOUR! On a length and on leg, Harry Brook flicks it through fine leg. The fielder makes an attempt to stop it at fine leg but just couldn't stop it. It races away for a boundary!

60.4 1

Length again, on off. Ollie Pope taps it to short covers and scampers through for a single.

60.3 0

Good length angling it in, Ollie Pope defends it to mid on.

60.2 4

FOUR! Fuller one this time, Ollie Pope clips it in the gap through mid-wicket for a boundary!

60.1 2

On a length and on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it to square leg for a brace.

Score after 60 overs : 370/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

O Pope

75 (74)

H Brook

33 (36)

Z Mahmood

22-1-152-2

59.6 1

Flighted delivery bowled full and well outside off, Ollie Pope eases the ball to long off and takes a single to keep strike.

59.5 2

Drifting into the pads on a fuller length, Ollie Pope clips this with soft hands towards deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.

59.4 1

Slightly short and outside off, Harry Brook punches this towards deep point and takes one more.

59.3 1

This is on the pads on a fuller length, Ollie Pope flicks this to deep backward square leg for a run.

59.2 1

Another full delivery outside off, Harry Brook nudges the ball to long on for a single.

59.1 0

Zahid Mahmood floats this one full and outside off, Harry Brook looks to cut but the ball stays low and he mistimes his shot to cover.

Score after 59 overs : 364/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

O Pope

71 (71)

H Brook

31 (33)

N Shah

12-0-62-0

58.6 0

Continues bowling outside off stump on a good length, Ollie Pope pushes this towards mid off.

58.5 1

Really full this time outside the off stump, Harry Brook knocks this to the left of mid off and takes one.

58.4 0

Aiming for the off pole on a fullish length, Harry Brook blocks this solidly back down the pitch towards the bowler.

58.3 1

Goes full once again and attacks the stumps, Ollie Pope flicks this off his pads towards deep square leg for a single.

58.2 0

This is on a good length and on an off stump line, Ollie Pope defends this back towards the bowler.

58.1 0

Naseem Shah bowls a full delivery just outside the off stump, Ollie Pope clips this towards the mid on fielder.

Score after 58 overs : 362/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

O Pope

70 (67)

H Brook

30 (31)

Z Mahmood

21-1-146-2

57.6 1

Goes straighter this time and continues bowling full, Ollie Pope clips this to deep mid-wicket and takes a single to keep strike. 12 runs have come from the over.

57.5 0

Bowls this full and outside off, quicker through the air. Ollie Pope raises his bat and leaves this one alone.

57.4 4

FOUR! Second boundary in the over and this time from the bat of Ollie Pope! Zahid Mahmood bowls this short and outside off, Ollie Pope uses the depth of the crease and cuts this towards deep backward point for four runs.

57.3 2

Another flighted delivery bowled full and outside off, Ollie Pope guides this to deep backward point and takes a couple of runs.

57.2 1

Bowls this one full and outside off, Harry Brook drives this to deep cover-point and takes a single.

57.1 4

FOUR! Harry Brook exhibiting how to use the wrists as well! Zahid Mahmood bowls this a fraction short and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook stays back in the crease and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for four more runs.

Score after 57 overs : 350/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

O Pope

63 (63)

H Brook

25 (29)

N Shah

11-0-60-0

56.6 4

FOUR! Brings up the 350 for England with lovely wristwork! Naseem Shah goes straight this time on a fuller length, Ollie Pope clips this through the vacant mid-wicket region and the ball races away to the fence for four runs.

56.5 0

Bowls full once again and outside the off pole, Ollie Pope finds the cover fielder this time.

56.4 1

This is on a good length and outside off, Harry Brook punches this towards deep point and takes a single.

56.3 1

Naseem Shah is looking for reverse swing but not getting his line right. This is wide outside off as well on a fullish length, Ollie Pope plays this to extra cover and take one more.

56.2 1

Naseem Shah bowls this full as well and wide outside off, Harry Brook shimmies down the wicket and looks to drive but gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a single.

56.1 1

On a length and on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it to square leg for a brace.

Score after 56 overs : 342/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

H Brook

23 (27)

O Pope

57 (59)

Z Mahmood

20-1-134-2

55.6 0

Bowls this slightly short and outside off, Harry Brook looks to cut but gets an under edge towards point.

55.5 1

This is full as well and outside the off stump, Ollie Pope taps this with soft hands towards cover-point and takes a quick single.

55.4 1

Another loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Harry Brook knocks this past the cover fielder and takes a single as the ball goes to the deep.

55.3 1

Floats this one wide outside off on a fuller length, Ollie Pope pope reaches for the ball and strokes it to deep cover-point for a single.

55.2 0

Flights this one full and well outside the off stump, Ollie Pope attempts the reverse sweep this time but misses.

55.1 4

FOUR! Zahid Mahmood has been welcomed with a boundary after the break! Floats this one full and outside off, Ollie Pope sweeps this well towards deep square leg for a boundary.

Score after 55 overs : 335/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

H Brook

22 (25)

O Pope

51 (55)

N Shah

10-0-52-0

54.6 0

On a length and on off, Harry Brook defends it to the man at backward point.

54.5 0

On a length and outside off, Harry Brook shoulders arms at it.

54.4 1

Fuller and outside off, Ollie Pope taps it to covers for one.

54.3 2

Goes fuller this time, Ollie Pope works it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

54.2 0

Good length again, outside off. Ollie Pope eases it towards the fielder at gully.

54.1 0

On a length and on off, Ollie Pope defends it to short mid-wicket.

We are back for the final session of Day 1 as the umpires make their way out to the middle. The Pakistan players are having a discussion at the boundary line before taking their respective positions on the field. Ollie Pope and Harry Brook stride out to the middle and will look to make their partnership bigger. Naseem Shah will begin proceedings after the break. Let's go...
… DAY 1, SESSION 3 …
Harry Brook and Ollie Pope look to have settled at the wicket and yet another dangerous partnership is brewing for England. Pakistan put on a much better performance in this session. They are finally finding their lengths and troubling the England batters but they need to keep up the intensity in the last session of Day 1. There is still loads of time in the Test match and the game could go either way. Will Pakistan keep their discipline and get more wickets before the end of Day's play? Or will it be England who go into Stumps with their head held high? Join us at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT) to find out.
Despite things looking even in this session, it is England who have the upper hand in the game. Zak Crawley scored the fastest-ever century (86 balls) made by an English opener in Test cricket and his partner Ben Duckett reached his maiden century in a game that he is looking to make a comeback. Pakistan managed to break the 233-run opening partnership and sent both England openers back to the shed in consecutive overs. Joe Root and Ollie Pope put on a 51-run partnership to steady the ship but the dismissal of the former had Pakistan buzzing. Zahid Mahmood bagged two wickets for Pakistan while Haris Rauf chipped in with one.
Session Summary - 27 overs, 158 runs, and 3 wickets. This can be easily considered as a shared session as England have scored runs far too freely and Pakistan have not been able to gain control of the game. It has been an excellent comeback from the Pakistan bowlers in the second session as they have managed to take three wickets on what looks like a difficult pitch for the bowlers. It must be said that the hosts have kept their intensity up and have not lost hope despite the onslaught from the English batters.

Score after 54 overs : 332/3

Runs Scored

13 Runs

O Pope

48 (51)

H Brook

22 (23)

Z Mahmood

19-1-127-2

53.6 1

Fuller one and on off, Ollie Pope nudges it to mid-wicket for one. That will be Tea break on Day 1.

53.5 4

FOUR! Bowls it down leg, Ollie Pope just gives it a fine tickle as the ball races away the fine leg fence for a boundary!

53.4 1

This one lands on off, Harry Brook cuts it to point for one.

53.3 6

SIX! Zahid Mahmood errs in his line and Brook was ready for it. Slightly shorter and on off, Harry Brook smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!

53.2 0

Tossed up, on middle. Brook eases it back towards the bowler.

53.1 1

Slightly shorter one, Ollie Pope flicks it to square leg for one.

Score after 53 overs : 319/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

O Pope

42 (48)

H Brook

15 (20)

S Shakeel

1-0-6-0

52.6 1

Another fuller ball, Ollie Pope knocks it to mid on for one.

52.5 1

Fuller and on middle, Harry Brook eases it to mid-wicket for one.

52.4 4

FOUR! Finds the gap. Fuller and on middle, Harry Brook flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it but the ball wins the race.

52.3 0

On off this time, Harry Brook eases it to short covers.

52.2 0

Another fuller one, this is again defended towards Saud Shakeel.

52.1 0

Tossed up, on middle. Harry Brook defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 52 overs : 313/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

O Pope

41 (47)

H Brook

10 (15)

Z Mahmood

18-1-114-2

51.6 0

Keeps it fuller again as Pope pushes this down to the covers.

51.5 0

Fuller one, Ollie Pope prods and pushes it back to the bowler.

51.4 0

Fuller and on off, ths is defended towards mid on.

51.3 0

This one lands down leg, Ollie Pope loos to flick it but mistimes it. It carries towards leg slip. The fielder makes a good effort but couldn't grab it. Dot.

51.2 0

On off, defended to covers.

51.1 0

Fuller and on off, Ollie Pope eases it towards the mid off fielder.

Score after 51 overs : 313/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

O Pope

41 (41)

H Brook

10 (15)

M Ali

12-1-68-0

50.6 1

Slightly shorter and on off, Ollie Pope pulls it towards square leg for one.

50.5 2

Bowls it on middle, Ollie Pope flicks it towards mid-wicket for a brace.

50.4 4

FOUR! Length and outside off, Ollie Pope looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence. Lucky boundary!

50.3 1

Sticks to his length and on middle, Harry Brook flicks it to short mid-wicket for one.

50.2 0

Good length again, on off. Harry Brook defends it solidly off the front foot.

50.1 0

On a length and outside leg, Harry Brook looks to flick it but misses.

Score after 50 overs : 305/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

O Pope

34 (38)

H Brook

9 (12)

Z Mahmood

17-0-114-2

49.6 0

This is slightly short as well and straight, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and defends this to the right of the bowler.

49.5 1

Bowls this one short and in line with the stumps, Harry Brook uses the depth of the crease and pulls this towards deep square leg. The ball goes to the fielder in the deep and they have to settle for a single.

49.4 0

Another fullish delivery flighted outside off, Harry Brook pushes the ball away and the bowler dives to his left to stop it.

49.3 1

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Ollie Pope knocks this to long off and takes one.

49.2 4

FOUR! Ollie Pope has played this really fine! That brings up the 300 for England and we are still in the second session! Zahid Mahmood strays down leg on a fuller length, Ollie Pope gets some bat on this and the ball goes between the keeper's leg for four runs.

49.1 0

Flighted delivery bowled full and outside off, Ollie Pope strokes this straight to the cover fielder.

Score after 49 overs : 299/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

H Brook

8 (10)

O Pope

29 (34)

M Ali

11-1-60-0

48.6 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Harry Brook blocks this back towards the bowler.

48.5 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! Free runs for England here! Mohammad Ali strays onto the pads on a good length, Harry Brook looks to play this fine but misses. He gets some pad on the ball though and it races away to fine leg for four leg byes.

48.4 0

Bowls it outside off, Harry Brook punches it towards the fielder at covers.

48.3 0

Another fullish delivery served outside the off pole, Harry Brook looks to cut but the ball is not short enough and he gets beaten.

48.2 1

Goes fuller this time and outside off, Ollie Pope is tempted into the drive but gets an inside edge towards deep backward square leg for a single.

48.1 0

Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and into the stumps, Ollie Pope clips this towards mid-wicket.

Score after 48 overs : 294/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

H Brook

8 (6)

O Pope

28 (32)

Z Mahmood

16-0-108-2

47.6 2

Another full delivery but straying on the pads this time, Harry Brook paddles this towards fine leg and picks up a couple of runs.

47.5 4

FOUR! Harry Brook does not want the Pakistan bowlers to get their momentum! Zahid Mahmood flights this full and outside off, Harry Brook charges down the wicket and lofts the ball towards the vacant long on region for four runs.

47.4 0

Bowls this outside the off stump on a fullish length, Harry Brook looks to work this off side but inside edges the ball back down the pitch.

47.3 2

Flights this one full and into the pads, Harry Brook uses his feet and clips the ball towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

47.2 0

Goes full once again and outside off, Harry Brook shapes up for a paddle sweep but changes his shot and defends the ball towards point.

47.1 0

Zahid Mahmood drifts one in on a fullish length, Harry Brook blocks this back towards the bowler.

Score after 47 overs : 286/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

O Pope

28 (32)

H Brook

0 (0)

M Ali

10-1-59-0

46.6 0

Back to bowling on a good length and just outside the off stump, Ollie Pope pushes this towards mid on.

46.5 0

Goes a fraction full this time outside off, Ollie Pope taps this towards gully.

46.4 0

Good-length delivery bowled outside the off stump. Ollie Pope looks solid in defense as he keeps this one out.

46.3 0

Another ball that nips back in from a good length, Ollie Pope flicks this to the right of mid-wicket and looks for a single but will not make it and decides against it.

46.2 0

Gets the ball close to the stumps this time on a good length, Ollie Pope tucks this away towards mid-wicket.

46.1 0

Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump, Ollie Pope defends this towards covers.

Harry Brook is the new man in.

Score after 46 overs : 286/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Root

23 (31)

O Pope

28 (26)

Z Mahmood

15-0-100-2

45.6 W 0

OUT! PLUMB! That looks straight and Pakistan have the big wicket of Joe Root! Zahid Mahmood has given away 100 runs but has taken two very important wickets in this game so far! Flights this one full and pitches on an off stump line. The ball does not turn and keeps its line to hit Joe Root low on his back leg as he looks to sweep. There is a huge appeal and the umpire lifts his finger instantly. They have reviewed this and UltraEdge confirms there is no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows three reds and England will lose their review. The on-field decision stays and Joe Root has to walk back to the pavilion.

45.5 1

Zahid Mahmood angles this into the stumps on a fuller length, Ollie Pope taps this towards mid on and takes a quick single.

45.4 0

Another loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Ollie Pope defends this to the off side.

45.3 0

Bowls this quicker in the air but sliding down leg on a shorter length, Ollie Pope looks to tuck this leg side but misses as the ball hits his pads.

45.2 4

FOUR! Lovely uses of the feet from Ollie Pope! Zahid Mahmood floats this one full and outside off, Ollie Pope gets to the pitch of the ball and finds the deep cover fence for four runs.

45.1 0

Zahid Mahmood flights this full and outside off, Ollie Pope defends this solidly to the left of the bowler.

Score after 45 overs : 281/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

J Root

23 (30)

O Pope

23 (21)

M Ali

9-0-59-0

44.6 0

On a good length and just outside off, Joe Root defends this towards mid on.

44.5 4

FOUR! That is a gorgeous shot from Joe Root! No need to run for that. Mohammad Ali goes a touch fuller and serves this outside off, Joe Root gets his front foot forward and drive the ball into the gap between mid off and cover for four runs.

44.4 2

Mohammad Ali goes full and into the pads, Joe Root clips this towards deep mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.

44.3 0

Joe Root goes for an audacious shot! Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and in line with the stumps, Joe Root goes for a switch hit but there is not enough bounce in the wicket. He plays it to the first slip fielder.

44.2 0

This is on a good length as well and keeps bowling in the channel outside off, Joe Root is well behind the line of the ball as he blocks it to the off side.

44.1 0

Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and outside off, Joe Root looks to guide this to third man but the ball stays low and he edges it onto the ground towards first slip.

Score after 44 overs : 275/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

O Pope

23 (21)

J Root

17 (24)

Z Mahmood

14-0-95-1

43.6 0

Another googly from Zahid Mahmood and this is closer to the stumps, Ollie Pope defends this to the leg side.

43.5 0

Googly this time bowled full and just outside off, Ollie Pope gets his bat down in time and plays it towards point.

43.4 1

Goes full this time and just outside the off pole, Joe Root shimmies down the wicket and clips the ball past mid-wicket for a single.

43.3 0

This is slightly short and wide outside off, Joe Root goes on the back foot and defends this to the off side.

43.2 1

Gets the ball to drift in from outside off on a fullish length, Ollie Pope gives the bowler a charge but inside edges his short to deep backward square leg for a single.

43.1 0

Zahid Mahmood flights this one full and outside off, Ollie Pope gets a good stride forward and blocks the ball to the left of the bowler.

Score after 43 overs : 273/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Root

16 (22)

O Pope

22 (17)

M Ali

8-0-53-0

42.6 0

Goes a fraction full and outside the off pole, Joe Root looks to drive but gets beaten as the ball stays low.

42.5 1

Bangs this in short and in line with the stumps, Ollie Pope pulls this towards deep square leg for a single.

42.4 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump, Ollie Pope taps the ball towards backward point.

42.3 0

Goes full this time outside off, Ollie Pope miscues his shot towards the mid off fielder.

42.2 4

FOUR! This has not been a great debut for Mohammad Ali! He bowls this slightly short and in line with the stumps, Ollie Pope plays a short-arm jap and pulls the ball towards deep square leg for four runs.

42.1 0

Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length and just outside  off, Ollie Pope gets across to cover the line of the ball and taps it towards short mid-wicket.

Score after 42 overs : 268/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Root

16 (21)

O Pope

17 (12)

Z Mahmood

13-0-93-1

41.6 2

Loose delivery once again from Zahid Mahmood as he delivers this down leg on a fullish length. Joe Root gets down on one knee and sweeps this towards fine leg for a brace.

41.5 1

Another fullish delivery served outside the off pole, Ollie Pope taps this towards the off side and takes off for a single.

41.4 1

Strays onto the pads on a fuller length, Joe Root looks to sweep this fine but does not connect well and takes a single to short fine leg.

41.3 0

Another flighted delivery bowled full and outside the off stump, Joe Root knocks this towards mid off.

41.2 0

This is slightly short and outside off, Joe Root blocks this towards point.

41.1 4

FOUR! That has been played with great control! Zahid Mahmood floats this one full and in line with the stumps, Joe Root goes for the reverse sweep and plays it delicately towards third man for a boundary.

Score after 41 overs : 260/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

J Root

9 (16)

O Pope

16 (11)

M Ali

7-0-48-0

40.6 3

Mohammad Ali goes straight once again on a good length, Joe Root gets behind the line of the ball and tucks it away towards deep square leg. Naseem Shah cuts off the boundary but the batters complete three runs.

40.5 0

Another fullish delivery outside off, Joe Root blocks this towards cover and says no loudly to the non-striker.

40.4 0

Bowls this on a good length and outside the off stump, Joe Root defends this towards point.

40.3 3

Mohammad Ali goes full this time and angles the ball into the stumps from outside off, Ollie Pope flicks this ball to deep square leg and they take three runs as the fielder chases the ball and collects it.

40.2 1

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Joe Root taps this towards cover-point and takes a single.

40.1 4

FOUR! A boundary right after the break for England! Mohammad Ali bowls a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Joe Root gets on his toes and punches the ball towards deep backward point for a boundary.

DRINKS! Both the England openers started the session on a positive note and notched up their respective centuries. However, both of them were dismissed in consecutive overs which has given Pakistan the opening they have craved for. They will need to keep the pressure on now and look for a few more wickets before another partnership builds. England will be hoping Joe Root and Ollie Pope hold fort and keep their wickets intact to get the momentum back in their favor. Which way will the tide turn after the break?

Score after 40 overs : 249/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Root

1 (11)

O Pope

13 (10)

Z Mahmood

12-0-85-1

39.6 1

Fuller one, Joe Root tucks it to square leg for one.

39.5 0

Good length and on off stump, this is pushed towards covers.

39.4 0

Flatter and on middle, Joe Root defends it back towards the bowler.

39.3 0

Fuller one and on off, Joe Root taps it to covers. Dot.

39.2 1

Bowls it down leg, Ollie Pope flicks it to backward square leg for one.

39.1 0

Flatter and on middle, Ollie Pope eases it to covers.

Score after 39 overs : 247/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

J Root

0 (7)

O Pope

12 (8)

H Rauf

11-1-61-1

38.6 0

On a length and on off, Joe Root blocks it to mid off. A maiden from Haris Rauf.

38.5 0

Fuller again, on off. Joe Root defends it to mid on.

38.4 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Joe Root blocks it back towards the bowler.

38.3 0

Fuller again, on off. Joe Root drives it but finds the fielder at extra covers.

38.2 0

Goes fuller this time, Joe Root eases it to the point fielder.

38.1 0

On a length and on off, Joe Root punches it to mid off. Dot.

Score after 38 overs : 247/2

Runs Scored

12 Runs

O Pope

12 (8)

J Root

0 (1)

Z Mahmood

11-0-83-1

37.6 4

FOUR! Fine shot. Fuller and on middle, Ollie Pope smashes it through mid on. The fielder misfields it which results in a boundary!

37.5 0

Good length on off stump, this is pushed to the man at covers.

37.4 4

FOUR! Fuller and on off, Ollie Pope reverse sweeps it through backward point for a boundary!

37.3 0

Another one on off, Ollie Pope covers his line and defends it to point.

37.2 0

On off, this is defended towards the off side.

37.1 4

FOUR! Fuller one and on off, Ollie Pope reverse sweeps it through third man for a boundary!

Score after 37 overs : 235/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Root

0 (1)

O Pope

0 (2)

H Rauf

10-0-61-1

36.6 0

Fuller one on off, Joe Root defends it out solidly.

Joe Root walks out to the middle with both the openers now back in the shed.
36.5 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Pakistan get their second in quick time and it is Haris Rauf who strikes this time. Two of the debutants have dismissed both England openers and there will be two new batters at the crease now. This is bowled on a good length and on off, this one nips back in sharply. Zak Crawley looks to drive it but the ball goes in the gap between his pads and the bat to knock the stumps over. Pakistan are back in the game and they will hope to carry on with this momentum. Both the England openers are back in the hut after reaching their centuries!

36.4 0

Fuller one on off, Zak Crawley knocks it towards the mid on fielder.

36.3 0

Bowls it on off, Zak Crawley taps it to covers. Dot.

36.2 2

Fuller again, on off. Zak Crawley flicks it to square leg for a brace.

36.1 0

Full and on off, Zak Crawley eases it to short mid-wicket.

Score after 36 overs : 233/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

O Pope

0 (2)

Z Crawley

120 (106)

Z Mahmood

10-0-71-1

35.6 0

NOT OUT! Full and on the middle stump. Pope does not read the googly and gets hit on the pads. Huge appeal there by the bowler again. Once again the umpire says no and Pakistan take the review. There is no edge on this and the Ball Tracking shows umpires call on two occasions and the decision remains. Ollie Pope survives but needs to be careful now as Pakistan have their tail up all of a sudden.

35.5 0

Flatter and on middle, Ollie Pope covers his line and blocks it out.

Ollie Pope makes his way out to the middle at number 3.
35.4 W 0

OUT! LBW! Pakistan finally have a breakthrough in the game and the massive opening partnership has been broken! Zahid Mahmood gets a wicket on his debut and he is ecstatic. He floats this full and gets it to pitch on an off stump line. Ben Duckett attempts the reverse sweep but does not connect and the ball hits his chest as he stumbles over after the shot. There is a massive appeal from the players around the bat but the umpire remains unmoved. Zahid Mahmood looks convinced and Babar Azam indulges by going for the review. There is no bat involved as confirmed by UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows three reds. The on-field decision has to be reversed and England finally lose their first wicket.

35.3 0

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett looks to sweep it but misses.

35.2 4

FOUR! Full on middle, this is swept away through deep square leg for a boundary!

35.1 2

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett looks to reverse sweep but gets a top edge towards covers. They collect two.

Score after 35 overs : 227/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

B Duckett

101 (106)

Z Crawley

120 (106)

H Rauf

9-0-59-0

34.6 1

Haris Rauf sticks to bowling short and it seems to be the new tactic. Ben Duckett is happy to pull this away to deep square leg for a single.

34.5 4

FOUR! That is a HUNDRED for Ben Duckett as well! What an inning this has been from a man making his comeback! Haris Rauf continues bowling short and attacking the batters, Ben Duckett gets over the bounce and pulls this to deep backward square leg past the diving fielder for four runs.

34.4 0

Goes short once again and into the batter, Ben Duckett mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket.

34.3 1

Another short ball served outside the off stump, Zak Crawley pulls this well to the left of deep square leg where the fielder does well to restrict the batters to a single.

34.2 0

Bangs this in short and in line with the stumps. Zak Crawley ducks under this slightly but the ball is well over his head as it goes through to the keeper.

34.1 2

Haris Rauf bowls this on a good length and outside off, Zak Crawley works this to deep backward point and they run well to complete two runs.

Score after 34 overs : 219/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Z Crawley

117 (103)

B Duckett

96 (103)

Z Mahmood

9-0-65-0

33.6 1

Goes really full this time outside the off pole, Zak Crawley flat bats this towards deep point for a single and will keep strike.

33.5 0

Slights this one full and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley blocks this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

33.4 0

Bowls this full and outside the off stump, Zak Crawley gets his front foot forward defends the ball towards cover.

33.3 4

FOUR! Slashed away for a boundary! Zahid Mahmood bowls this slightly short and outside off, Zak Crawley goes hard at the ball and gets a thickish edge past the slip fielder for a boundary to third man.

33.2 0

Goes full and outside off, Zak Crawley taps this towards point.

33.1 1

Zahid Mahmood bowls this short and outside off, Ben Duckett cuts this late towards deep backward point and takes one.

Score after 33 overs : 213/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

Z Crawley

112 (98)

B Duckett

95 (102)

H Rauf

8-0-51-0

32.6 4

FOUR! Zak Crawley is feeding off the Pakistan bowlers here! Haris Rauf pulls his length back slightly and offers width outside off. Zak Crawley goes back in the crease and creams it towards deep cover-point for a boundary.

32.5 0

Full once again and outside the off pole, Zak Crawley strokes this to the right of mid off.

32.4 0

Goes full and attacks the stumps, Zak Crawley flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

32.3 1

Bowls this outside the off stump on a good length once again, Ben Duckett cuts this to deep point and takes a single.

32.2 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Ben Duckett blocks this back towards the bowler.

32.1 4

FOUR! Haris Rauf is greeted back into the attack with a boundary! Haris Rauf bowls from 'round the wicket and tries to bang this into the pitch outside off. Ben Duckett gets well on top of the bounce and pulls this towards deep square leg for four runs.

Score after 32 overs : 204/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Z Crawley

108 (95)

B Duckett

90 (99)

Z Mahmood

8-0-59-0

31.6 0

Goes full once again and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley defends this back down the pitch to the bowler's right.

31.5 0

This is the first ball that has done something off the wicket! Zahid Mahmood floats this full and just outside off, Zak Crawley pushes at the ball but gets beaten by just a hint of spin.

31.4 2

Strays onto the pads on a fuller length, Zak Crawley tucks this towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

31.3 0

Continues to flight this full and into the batter, Zak Crawley clips this one towards the mid-wicket fielder.

31.2 0

Goes full once again and just outside off, Zak Crawley clips this towards mid on.

31.1 1

Zahid Mahmood floats this full and just outside off, Ben Duckett premeditates and goes for the reverse sweep. Hits the ball to deep point and takes a single.

Score after 31 overs : 201/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Z Crawley

106 (90)

B Duckett

89 (98)

N Shah

9-0-49-0

30.6 0

Naseem Shah serves this on a yorker length and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley digs this out towards mid on.

30.5 1

Goes full once again and outside the off pole, Ben Duckett strokes this to the right of mid off and takes one.

30.4 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Ben Duckett defends this towards the cover fielder.

30.3 0

Full once again and in line with the stumps, Ben Duckett blocks this solidly back towards the bowler.

30.2 0

Goes 'round the wicket to the southpaw. Bowls this full and into the pads, Ben Duckett clips this towards mid-wicket.

30.1 1

Naseem Shah bowls this full and outside off, Zak Crawley strokes this towards deep cover for a single. Brings up the 200-run partnership between these two which is the highest opening stand for England against Pakistan.

Score after 30 overs : 199/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

Z Crawley

105 (88)

B Duckett

88 (94)

Z Mahmood

7-0-56-0

29.6 1

Slightly shorter and on off, Zak Crawley punches it to long off for one.

29.5 1

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett drives it to covers for one.

29.4 2

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett flicks it towards backward square leg for a brace.

29.3 4

FOUR! Excellent timing on this. Fuller one and on middle, Ben Duckett picks the length early on and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary!

29.2 1

Good length and on off, Zak Crawley drives it to covers for one.

29.1 1

Full on the leg stump, this is clipped to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 29 overs : 189/0

Runs Scored

9 Runs

Z Crawley

103 (86)

B Duckett

80 (90)

N Shah

8-0-47-0

28.6 4

FOUR! He gets to his century in style! A full ball on the off stump, Zak Crawley creams it through covers for a boundary!

28.5 0

On a length and on off, Zak Crawley defends it back towards the bowler.

28.4 0

NOT OUT!  Full and nipping back in, Zak Crawley looks to flick it but misses and the ball hits the pads. The Pakistan players all go up in appeal and the umpie raises his finger. Zak Crawley checks with his partner and asks if it going down leg, eventually decides to go upstairs. UltraEdge indicates that there is no inside edge. Ball tracking shows two reds and one green as the ball is the leg stump. Zak Crawley survives on 99 as the onfield decison has to be reversed. Ben Stokes is smiling in the pavilion and is probably happy that DRS is back.

28.3 4

FOUR! Fuller one, on off. Zak Crawley opens the face of his bat and guides it into the gap and through point for a boundary. He moves to 99 now!

28.2 1

Touch fuller, on off. Ben Duckett flicks it to square leg for one.

28.1 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Ben Duckett works it to mid-wicket. Dot.

Score after 28 overs : 180/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Duckett

79 (88)

Z Crawley

95 (82)

Z Mahmood

6-0-46-0

27.6 1

Fuller one down leg, Ben Duckett flicks it to mid-wicket for one again.

27.5 1

Bowls it to off, Zak Crawley drives it to covers for one more.

27.4 1

Good length on the middle stump, Ben Duckett clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.

27.3 0

Fuller again, Ben Duckett defends it back towards Zahid Mahmood.

27.2 1

Fuller and on off, this is played towards deep extra covers for one.

27.1 2

Bowls it fuller and on off, Zak Crawley drives it towards deep extra covers. The fielder does well to stop it. They collect two.

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen! We are all ready for the post-Lunch session as the umpires stride out onto the field. The Pakistan players are in a huddle beyond the boundary line and they will need to pick themselves up in this session. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett make their way out to the middle and will be eager to start from where they left off. Zahid Mahmood will begin proceedings after the break. Let's go...
… DAY 1, SESSION 2 …
Pakistan will be hoping that the second session will reverse their fortunes and they are able to break this partnership at the earliest. England have a really long batting lineup and they will have to be at the top of their game if they are to get back in this game. England will not want to change their plans as whatever they are doing is working wonders for them. Will they increase this partnership and will more records be broken on the way? Or will the hosts manage to find a breakthrough? Do join us at 1.10 pm IST (7.40 am GMT) to find out.
The openers have put on a massive 174-run partnership in just 164 balls to make this England’s session without any doubt. Zak Crawley thumped 14 runs in the first over, the most runs that have been scored by England in the opening over of a Test match in over a century. He continued his onslaught and got to his half-century in quick time before going into the break with 91 runs in his kitty. Ben Duckett was slightly more watchful but gathered momentum to reach his half-century and ended the session unbeaten on 77. This is the first time two opening batters have got to their half-centuries at a better strike rate than 100 in the same innings of a Test match. The Pakistan bowlers will be disappointed with their effort as they were not able to put the shackles on the scoring with no maidens being bowled in the game so far.
Session Summary - 27 overs, 174 runs, and 0 wickets. We have had an entertaining first session of Test cricket as England have gotten off to a dream start in this first Test match and are well on course to post a mammoth total. Pakistan have lacked the rhythm and do not look like taking wickets as they have lacked penetration. The pitch has provided no assistance and Ben Stokes will be absolutely thrilled about winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Score after 27 overs : 174/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Duckett

77 (85)

Z Crawley

91 (79)

N Shah

7-0-38-0

26.6 0

On a length and on off, Ben Duckett flicks it to mid-wicket. England ends their wonderful first session at 174 for none!

26.5 0

On a length and on off, Ben Duckett defends it back towards the bowler.

26.4 1

Fuller and on off, Zak Crawley drives it to covers. A misfield allows the batters to steal a run.

26.3 1

Bowls it outside off, Ben Duckett cuts it towards point for one.

26.2 0

Good length and on off, Ben Duckett eases it to covers.

26.1 0

Good length and on the leg stump, this is pushed to the man at mid on.

Score after 26 overs : 172/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Z Crawley

90 (78)

B Duckett

76 (80)

H Rauf

7-0-42-0

25.6 0

Fuller one on off, Zak Crawley eases it to mid-wicket. Dot.

25.5 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter and on off, Zak Crawley heaves it through mid-wicket. The fielder at mid on runs and dives to take a catch but just couldn't reach it. The ball races away for a boundary. Zak Crawley moves to 90 now!

25.5 wd 1

Wide! A wayward bouncer, Zak Crawley lets it go. Wide called.

25.4 0

Back of a length and on the off stump, Zak Crawley pushes it towards the mid-wicket fielder.

25.3 1

Good length and on off, Ben Duckett guides it to point for one.

25.2 0

Slightly shorter and on leg, Ben Duckett looks to pull it but doesn't connect well. It rolls to the right of the keeper.

25.1 0

Full and on the middle stump, Ben Duckett pushes it to mid off.

Score after 25 overs : 166/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Z Crawley

86 (75)

B Duckett

75 (77)

N Shah

6-0-36-0

24.6 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Zak Crawley defends it solidly.

24.5 1

Back of a length outside off, Ben Duckett pushes it to deep point for one.

24.4 4

FOUR! Half volley and on middle, Ben Duckett flicks it into the gap though square leg for a boundary. Excellent timing!

24.3 0

Full nad on off, this is defended towards mid off.

24.2 0

Over-pitched and outside off, Ben Duckett drives it but doesn't connect well. The ball goes to the fielder at mid-off.

24.1 1

Fuller one on off, Zak Crawley flicks it towards backward square leg for one.

Score after 24 overs : 160/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

B Duckett

70 (73)

Z Crawley

85 (73)

H Rauf

6-0-36-0

23.6 0

Full and on off stump, this is defended back to the bowler.

23.5 1

Bowls it fuller and on middle, Zak Crawley clips it towards backward square leg for one.

23.4 0

Length ball and on off, Zak Crawley blocks it towards mid off.

23.3 1

Bowls it on leg, Ben Duckett flicks it to backward square leg for one.

23.2 0

Good length shaping it in, Ben Duckett defends it to mid off.

23.1 0

Fuller one on off, Ben Duckett eases it towards the mid on fielder.

Score after 23 overs : 158/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

B Duckett

69 (69)

Z Crawley

84 (71)

A Salman

2-0-14-0

22.6 1

Another one on off, Ben Duckett drives it to covers for one.

22.5 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended back towards Ben Duckett.

22.4 4

FOUR! On a length and on off, Ben Duckett creams it through extra covers for a boundary!

22.3 1

Fuller and on middle, defended to mid-wicket.

22.2 4

FOUR! Over pitched and outside leg, Zak Crawley looks to sweep but gets an inside edge. The ball beats the keeper and goes through the fine leg for a boundary!

22.1 0

Tosses it up on middle, Zak Crawley defends it with soft hands towards mid on.

Score after 22 overs : 148/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Duckett

64 (66)

Z Crawley

79 (68)

H Rauf

5-0-34-0

21.6 0

Another one outside off, Ben Duckett defends it solidly.

21.5 2

On a length and outside off, Ben Duckett plays a square drive to deep backward point and crosses over for a couple of runs.

21.4 0

On a length and on leg, Ben Duckett blocks it to mid on.

21.3 0

Yorker is out, on the middle. Ben Duckett clips it to the square leg fielder.

21.2 lb 1

Fuller and on leg, Zak Crawley looks to flick it but gets his pads. The ball rolls towards fine leg. They cross for a leg bye.

21.1 0

Good length angling it into the batter, Zak Crawley defends it back towards the bowler.

Score after 21 overs : 145/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

B Duckett

62 (62)

Z Crawley

79 (66)

A Salman

1-0-4-0

20.6 4

FOUR! This one lands down leg, Ben Duckett paddles it through fine leg for a boundary!

20.5 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Ben Duckett eases it towards the point fielder.

20.4 0

Fuller and on middle, defended back towards the bowler.

20.3 0

Flatter and on off, Ben Duckett slaps it but finds the fielder at point.

20.2 0

Another one on off, this is defended towards covers.

20.1 0

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett taps it bit finds the fielder at covers.

The umpires have informed the Pakistan captain and the batters that the DRS system is available to use going forward. Agha Salman has been brought into the attack now and Pakistan will be hoping that he can get them a breakthrough.

Score after 20 overs : 141/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Z Crawley

79 (66)

B Duckett

58 (56)

H Rauf

4-0-32-0

19.6 0

This is ona good length and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley defends this towards the leg side.

19.5 1

Strays onto the pads this time on a fuller length, Ben Duckett flicks this to the left of mid on and they rush across for a single.

19.4 1

Continues bowling full and angles this into the stumps, Zak Crawley clips the ball towards deep backward square leg for a run.

19.3 0

Goes full this time and angles this in from just outside off, Zak Crawley defends the ball back down the pitch.

19.2 1

This is on a good length and outside off, Ben Duckett guides this towards deep backward point for a single.

19.1 4

FOUR! This has been slapped away! Haris Rauf comes into the attack and bowls a short ball from 'round the wicket. The ball sits up nicely for Ben Duckett who pulls the ball towards the mid-wicket fence for four runs.

Score after 19 overs : 134/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

Z Crawley

78 (63)

B Duckett

52 (53)

Z Mahmood

5-0-40-0

18.6 4

FOUR! Zak Crawley looks in sublime form! Zahid Mahmood floats another full delivery outside off, Zak Crawley knocks this past the mid on fielder this time and collects a boundary as the ball races to the long on fence for four more runs.

18.5 0

Goes full once again and just outside off, Zak Crawley flicks this towards mid on.

18.4 1

Zahid Mahmood floats this one full and straight, Ben Duckett opts to go for the reverse sweep and finds the deep point fielder. They take a single.

18.3 0

Bowls this full and on the pads, Ben Duckett clips this towards the mid-wicket fielder.

18.2 1

Goes over the wicket to the right-hander and serves this full outside off, Zak Crawley pushes this toward cover-point and takes one.

18.1 1

Zahid Mahmood flights a full delivery in line with the stumps from' round the wicket. Ben Duckett taps the ball towards mid on with soft hands and takes a quick single.

Score after 18 overs : 127/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Z Crawley

73 (60)

B Duckett

50 (50)

M Ali

6-0-37-0

17.6 0

Continues bowling on a good length and outside the off stump, Zak Crawley defends this towards mid on.

17.5 0

Bowls this on a good length and angling down leg, Zak Crawley pushes at the ball and gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball thumps against his pads.

17.4 0

This is slightly full and on an off stump line, Zak Crawley gets across and clips the ball towards mid-wicket.

17.3 1

That will be FIFTY for Ben Duckett and this opening partnership is definitely flourishing! This is on a good length as well and outside off, Ben Duckett taps this towards point and takes one.

17.2 4

FOUR! Ben Duckett is now one run away from his half-century! Mohammad Ali bowls this on a good length but offers width. Ben Duckett cuts this late towards deep backward square leg and gets himself a boundary.

17.2 nb 1

NO BALL! Goes full this time and outside the off pole, Ben Duckett looks to play at this but keeps his bat away. Mohammad Ali has overstepped and it will be a no ball.

17.1 0

Mohammad Ali bowls this from 'round the wicket and angled this in from outside off, Ben Duckett blocks this towards mid off.

Score after 17 overs : 121/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Z Crawley

73 (57)

B Duckett

45 (46)

Z Mahmood

4-0-33-0

16.6 4

FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Zahid Mahmood bowls short once again and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley uses the depth of the crease well and plays the ball to wide long on for four more runs.

16.5 0

This is full as well and outside the off stump, Zak Crawley blocks this to the left of the bowler.

16.4 0

Fuller and on off, Zak Crawley knocks it towards the fielder at mid off.

16.3 0

Goes really full and into the pads, Zak Crawley almost yorks himself but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

16.2 0

Bowls full and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley defends this back towards the bowler.

16.1 4

FOUR! Zak Crawley is collecting boundaries for fun here! Zahid Mahmood bowls this slightly short and in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley goes deep in the crease and punches the ball into the mid-wicket region for four runs.

Score after 16 overs : 113/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B Duckett

45 (46)

Z Crawley

65 (51)

M Ali

5-0-31-0

15.6 2

This is on a good length and in line with the stumps, Ben Duckett goes on the back foot and clips the ball towards mid-wicket. A misfield allows the batters to take two runs.

15.5 1

Goes a touch fuller this time outside off, Zak Crawley strokes this firmly towards the cover fielder. He collects and throws the ball at the non-striker's end. There is a direct hit but the batter is inside the crease and the ball ricochets towards mid off for a run eventually.

15.4 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Zak Crawley defends this solidly towards cover.

15.3 4

FOUR! Zak Crawley is onto this in flash! Mohammad Ali bowls this back of a length and into the batter, Zak Crawley pulls this off his body towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.

15.2 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Zak Crawley punches it but finds the fielder at covers.

15.1 0

On a length and on middle. Zak Crawley drives it to mid on. Dot.

Score after 15 overs : 106/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Z Crawley

60 (46)

B Duckett

43 (45)

Z Mahmood

3-0-25-0

14.6 1

Fuller and on off, Zak Crawley eases it to mid off.

14.5 1

Full and angling it into the batter. Ben Duckett sweeps but gets a top edge that carries towards backward square leg and drops in no man's land. They collect one.

14.4 0

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett flicks it to short mid-wicket.

14.3 1

Drops the length short a bit. Zak Crawley goes back and pulls it towards the deep backward square leg for a single.

14.2 0

Zak Crawley moves forward and pushes a fuller ball towards mid-wicket. Dot.

14.1 0

Flatter and on off, Zak Crawley flicks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

DRINKS! This has been an outstanding start for England as the openers have put up a 100-run partnership in the first hour of play. The pitch seems to be absolutely flat but the fact that the Pakistan bowlers have got their radar off does not help the home team. It seems like England won a good toss and they will be hoping to continue collecting the runs at a brisk rate. Pakistan on the other hand will be desperate for a breakthrough and will be hoping that the break in play will change the tide in their favor.

Score after 14 overs : 103/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Duckett

42 (43)

Z Crawley

58 (42)

M Ali

4-0-24-0

13.6 0

Fuller one and on off. Ben Duckett lunges forward and pushes it to covers.

13.5 0

Good length and outside off, Ben Duckett punches it but finds the fielder at covers.

13.5 nb 4

NO BALL AND THREE RUNS! Full and on the middle stump. Zak Crawley drives it past the mid on fielder. Haris Rauf chases it well and stops it before the fence. The batters complete three runs and look for the fourth but decide against it. 100 up for England and what a start it has been for them! Mohammad Ali has overstepped and he will have to bowl an extra delivery in this over.

13.4 1

Good length and on off, slower too. Ben Duckett taps it towards point for one.

13.3 0

Bowls it outside off, Ben Duckett defends it to point.

13.2 0

On a length and on off, Ben Duckett defends it back towards the bowler.

13.1 1

Fuller one and on middle, Zak Crawley flicks it towards square leg for one.

Mohammad Ali (3-0-18-0) has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 13 overs : 97/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

Z Crawley

54 (40)

B Duckett

41 (38)

Z Mahmood

2-0-22-0

12.6 3

Full and around off. Zak Crawley leans forward and paddles it towards the fine leg. Haris Rauf at the edge of fine leg dives forward and saves the boundary. Three taken!

12.5 0

Fuller and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it well.

12.4 4

FOUR! This one lands on off, Zak Crawley leans forward for the paddle and helps it through fine leg for a boundary. Fifty up for Zak Crawley!

12.3 3

Fuller one, on off. Ben Duckett uses his feet and nudges it towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder chases it well. They collect three runs.

12.2 0

Slightly shorter with a hint of turn, Ben Duckett looks to sweep it but misses. Close!

12.1 0

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett eases it towards short covers.

Score after 12 overs : 87/0

Runs Scored

12 Runs

Z Crawley

47 (37)

B Duckett

38 (35)

H Rauf

3-0-25-0

11.6 4

FOUR! 12 off the over. Slightly shorter and on off, Zak Crawley pulls it through mid-wicket for four more. Excellent timing!

11.5 0

Back of a length once again outside the channel. Zak Crawley bends low and lets it alone.

11.4 4

FOUR! England are dealing in boundaries here. Short of a length and on off, Zak Crawley hangs back and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary!

11.3 0

On a length and on off, Zak Crawley defends it away.

11.2 4

FOUR! Easy pickings. Good length and just outside leg, Zak Crawley uses the pace of the ball and just gives it a fine tickle as the ball races away the fine leg fence for a boundary!

11.1 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Zak Crawley punches it but finds the fielder at covers.

Score after 11 overs : 75/0

Runs Scored

12 Runs

B Duckett

38 (35)

Z Crawley

35 (31)

Z Mahmood

1-0-12-0

10.6 4

FOUR! Back to back boundaries. This one lands down leg, Ben Duckett shuffles across and scoops it through fine leg for another boundary!

10.5 4

FOUR! Well connected. Bowls it on off, Ben Duckett plays a reverse sweep through backward point for a boundary!

10.4 0

Fuller and on off, Ben Duckett looks to sweep it but gets his ribs. A stifled appeal turned down.

10.3 0

On off, Ben Duckett clips it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

10.2 2

Another leg break outside the off and Ben Duckett drives it towards the extra cover for another double.

10.1 2

Bowls it flatter and on leg, Ben Duckett flicks it towards backward square leg for a brace.

Zahid Mahmood comes into the attack now.

Score after 10 overs : 63/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

Z Crawley

35 (31)

B Duckett

26 (29)

H Rauf

2-0-13-0

9.6 0

Bangs in a vicious bouncer in line with the stumps, Zak Crawley considers going for the pull shot but decides against it at the last moment.

9.5 2

Strays on the pads once again on a fuller length, Zak Crawley flicks this towards deep square leg and some good fielding in the deep saves another boundary and restricts the batters to two runs.

9.4 4

FOUR! Two boundaries in a row now and England are off to a flier! Haris Rauf compensates by going full on the pads, Zak Crawley picks this off easily and clips it towards deep mid-wicket for four more runs. England have reached 61 even before the 10th over has been completed.

9.3 4

FOUR! That is a cracking shot! Haris Rauf bowls one on a good length and outside the off pole, Zak Crawley hits this on the up and drives the ball to deep cover for four runs.

9.2 0

Continues bowling full and on an off stump line, Zak Crawley defends this towards mid on.

9.1 0

Haris Rauf begins the over with a full delivery in line with the stumps. Zak Crawley hits this firmly down the pitch but the bowler collects it.

Score after 9 overs : 53/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Duckett

26 (29)

Z Crawley

25 (25)

N Shah

5-0-30-0

8.6 0

On a good length once again and outside off, Ben Duckett continues to defend and plays this towards mid off.

8.5 0

Bowls this one a touch fuller and in line with the stumps, Ben Duckett hits it straight back and dismantles the stumps at the non-striker's end.

8.4 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Ben Duckett defends this towards cover.

8.3 4

FOUR! There is not much conviction in this shot but it will be a boundary nonetheless! Naseem Shah serves this full and outside the off pole, Ben Duckett swings his bat at the ball and gets a thickish outside edge through the vacant gully region for a boundary to deep backward square leg.

8.2 0

Delivers this in line with the stumps on a good length, there is no movement in this wicket. Ben Duckett defends this with ease back towards the bowler.

8.1 2

Naseem Shah bowls this full and on the pads, Ben Duckett clips this past the mid-wicket fielder and the batters collect two more runs.

Score after 8 overs : 47/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B Duckett

20 (23)

Z Crawley

25 (25)

H Rauf

1-0-3-0

7.6 1

On a good length and outside the off stump, Ben Duckett taps this to the right of point and a slight misfield from the fielder allows them to take a single.

7.5 0

Decides to bowl this on a good length and on a middle stump line, Ben Duckett defends this firmly back towards the bowler.

7.4 1

Continues bowling full and attacking the stumps, Zak Crawley manages to flick this towards square leg and they take another run.

7.3 1

Bowls this in line with the stumps and on a fuller length, Ben Duckett clips this to the left of mid-wicket and collects a single.

7.2 0

Goes full once again and this time pitching on an off stump line, Ben Duckett knocks this towards cover point.

7.1 0

Haris Rauf begins his journey in Test cricket with a full delivery served outside the off stump, Ben Duckett digs this out towards point.

Haris Rauf comes into the attack.

Score after 7 overs : 44/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Z Crawley

24 (24)

B Duckett

18 (18)

N Shah

4-0-24-0

6.6 0

Gets the ball to nip back in slightly from a good length and just outside off, Zak Crawley is watchful as he blocks this solidly.

6.5 0

Gets this wider outside the off pole and on a good length, Zak Crawley pushes this towards mid off.

6.4 0

Goes fuller this time and on an off stump line, Zak Crawley pushes this towards the mid on fielder.

6.3 4

FOUR! Naseem Shah bowls a surprise bouncer and Zak Crawley reacts instantly! This is directed into the batter who pulls and gets a top edge that flies towards the fine leg fence for four runs. There was a fielder positioned there but the ball is a little to straight and he is unable to get to it.

6.2 0

Gets this closer to the stumps on a good length, Zak Crawley blocks this towards mid on.

6.1 0

Naseem Shah bowls this full and outside the off stump, Zak Crawley mistimes his shot towards short cover.

Score after 6 overs : 40/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Duckett

18 (18)

Z Crawley

20 (18)

M Ali

3-0-18-0

5.6 0

Goes fuller this time and just outside the off pole, Ben Duckett defends this solidly back down the pitch to the left of the bowler. 6 runs from this over.

5.5 0

This is on a good length and outside the off stump, Ben Duckett knocks this towards the point fielder.

5.4 2

He strays onto the pads this time on a fuller length, Ben Duckett clips this towards deep square leg and they take two runs as the fielder gives chase and stops the ball.

5.3 4

FOUR! There is a boundary coming every over for England! This is on a good length as well and outside the off stump, Ben Duckett plays the ball late and guides it through the backward point region for four runs.

5.2 0

Angled into the stumps on a good length, Ben Duckett gets behind the line of the ball and blocks this to the left of the bowler.

5.1 0

Mohammad Ali starts the over from 'round the wicket to the left-hander. He bowls this full and just outside the off pole, Ben Duckett defends this back towards the bowler.

Score after 5 overs : 34/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Z Crawley

20 (18)

B Duckett

12 (12)

N Shah

3-0-20-0

4.6 0

Pulls his length back immediately. Short of a length and Zak Crawley reads it well and blocks it solidly.

4.5 4

FOUR! Good length and just outside off, Zak Crawley looks to drive it but gets a thick inside edge as the ball just misses the stumps and races away the fine leg fence. Lucky boundary. That was close!

4.4 0

Touch fuller this time, outside off. Zak Crawley taps it towards the fielder at point.

4.3 0

Good length again, Zak Crawley defends it out solidly.

4.2 0

On a length, angling it into the batter with some extra bounce. Zak Crawley looks to defend it but gets a hit on his thigh and rolls back towards the bowler.

4.1 0

On a length and outside off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.

Score after 4 overs : 30/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

B Duckett

12 (12)

Z Crawley

16 (12)

M Ali

2-0-12-0

3.6 0

Fuller one and on off, Ben Duckett eases it straight towards the fielder at covers.

3.5 0

Goes fuller and on off, Ben Duckett defends it with soft hands back towards the bowler.

3.4 2

On a length and on middle, Ben Duckett flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace.

3.3 0

On a length and on off, Ben Duckett taps it but finds the fielder at point.

3.2 4

FOUR! Beautifully timed. Fuller and on leg, Ben Duckett flicks it into the gap through square leg for a boundary!

3.1 b 2

Bowls it outside leg, Ben Duckett looks to flick it but misses. The keeper gets his glove on it diving to his right. They collect two byes.

Score after 3 overs : 22/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Z Crawley

16 (12)

B Duckett

6 (6)

N Shah

2-0-16-0

2.6 0

This one lands outside off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.

2.5 0

Fuller again, on off. Zak Crawley lunges and defends it out.

2.4 0

Bowls it fuller and on off, Zak Crawley blocks it away.

2.3 0

Another LBW appeal turned down. Bowls it on a length and on off, Zak Crawley leaves it alone as the ball nips back in and kisses his pads. An appeal for lbw but umpire is unmoved.

2.2 2

Fuller one on off, Zak Crawley guides it to point for a brace.

2.1 0

Loud appeal for LBW! Pakistan are confident, but the umpire is not interested. At the moment there is no DRS. On a length and on middle and leg, Zak Crawley looks to flick it but misses as the ball hits his pads. He gets a lucky escape.

Score after 2 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

B Duckett

6 (6)

Z Crawley

14 (6)

M Ali

1-0-6-0

1.6 2

This one lands outside off, fuller in length. Ben Duckett plays it with soft hands towards deep point for a brace.

1.5 0

Bowls it down leg, Ben Duckett flicks it to short mid-wicket. Looks for a single but Zak Crawley sends his back.

1.4 0

Good length and angling it into the batter, Ben Duckett defends it out solidly.

1.3 0

Outside off this time, Ben Duckett looks to slap it but misses.

1.2 0

Fuller one on middle, Ben Duckett defends it back towards the bowler.

1.1 4

FOUR! England are dealing in boundaries here. Slightly shorter and outside off, Ben Duckett hangs back and slaps it through point for a boundary. He gets off the mark in style.

Mohammad Ali will share the new ball on debut and he will bowl from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 14/0

Runs Scored

14 Runs

Z Crawley

14 (6)

B Duckett

0 (0)

N Shah

1-0-14-0

0.6 0

On a length and on off, Crawley goes for a block but the ball kisses the inner part of the bat and rolls on the leg side. A dot to end with.

0.5 4

FOUR! Back to back boundaries. On a length and on off, Zak Crawley stays firm and punches it through long off for another boundary. 14 off the over already!

0.4 4

FOUR! Zak Crawley gets in double figures soon. Fuller and on off, Zak Crawley knocks it through long off for a boundary.

0.3 2

Fuller one on middle, Zak Crawley flicks it to square leg for a brace.

0.2 4

FOUR! England and Zak Crawley are away. Good length again, outside off. Zak Crawley looks to block it with soft hands but gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away the third man fence for a boundary!

0.1 0

Starts with a length ball just outside off, Zak Crawley covers his line and lets it go. Naseem Shah starts with a dot.

We are done with the prematch formalities and the game is all set the begin. The umpires make their way out to the middle and the Pakistan players form a huddle near the boundary line. They will now take their respective positions on the field as Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett stride out to the middle to open the inning for England. Naseem Shah has been handed the brand-new ball and he will begin proceedings. Let's play...
We are moments away from the start of the game but before that, the two sets of players and the umpires line up in the middle of the national anthems of the two teams. It will be England's national anthem first followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
Pakistan (Playing XI) - Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel (On debut), Haris Rauf (On debut), Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood (On debut), Mohammad Ali (On debut).
England (Playing XI) - Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope (WK), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (C), Liam Livingstone (On debut), Will Jacks (On debut), Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.
TOSS - The captains are out in the middle. The coin is flipped into the air and lands in favor of England. They have elected to BAT first.
It will be interesting to see which team gets off the blocks early after being so heavily involved in white-ball cricket over the last few months. Will Pakistan press forward their advantage at home? Or will England continue their positive run in the longest format of the game? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the toss and team updates.
Pakistan would have been waiting for this opportunity to play against a formidable England side in home conditions. They have announced their playing eleven this morning and have given four of their players an opportunity to make their Test debut. Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Ali, Haris Rauf, and Zahid Mahmood will be handed their Test cap before the game and this could be the beginning of a new era for the Asian giants in Test cricket. They have a solid batting lineup that is acquainted with accumulating runs freely and a pace bowling attack that could be considered one of the best in the world. However, if they are to get an upper hand over their opponents, they will need to exploit England's weakness against spinning on subcontinent tracks. They still have an opportunity to make it to the finals of the World Test Championship next year and winning this series will push their chances further. 
England had announced their playing eleven 48 hours before the game but will most likely have to go with what players they have fit and available. This is a team that has come under new management this year and there are two things evident in their game with the change of setup. They play an attacking brand of cricket in the longest format of the game with the batters given the license to go after the bowling. They also prefer to chase a target in the fourth innings and have done so successfully on several occasions in recent times. The team has been fairly successful with this new approach and it is to be seen if they can keep up with it in the challenging conditions of the subcontinent. Despite their resurgence, they find themselves out of contention for the finals of the World Test Championship but will be eager to seal a series win away from home.
Hello and a warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen to our coverage of the first Test in the historic three-match series as England arrive on Pakistan shores after 17 years. The first encounter will occur at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and until this morning, there were massive doubts about whether the game would take place as more than half of the visiting team found themselves unwell. However, the good news is that the England Cricket Board has informed their Pakistani counterparts that they will be able to field a playing eleven in this game and the match is set to resume at the scheduled time. This will be great news to the home fans who will be keen to witness some enthralling red-ball cricket and let us not forget the crucial Test Championship points that are up for grabs in this series.
... MATCH DAY ...