England vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 3 Updates: Visitors resume with strong lead.
Manchester: England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 1st Test Day 3 Updates: Pakistan remains in the driving seat as England and the visitors play the first of the three-match Test series in Manchester.
Pakistan resumes the day on 137 for eight in their second innings, an overall lead of 244 on a wearing wicket where the Pakistani spinners bowled England out for 219 earlier in a fast-moving contest. Yasir Shah (12 not out) and Mohammad Abbas (0 not out) will look to build Pakistan lead further on the fourth morning and take the game away from their hosts.
Only once before in 81 tests has more than 244 been successfully chased to win at Old Trafford, when England reached 294 for four to defeat New Zealand in 2008. England roared back into contention with the ball but Pakistan remained in the driving seat.
Centurion from the first innings, Shan Masood was out for a duck second time round, caught behind down the legside off Stuart Broad (2-23), who also removed Shadab Khan (15). Chris Woakes (2-11) got among the wickets early, picking up captain Azhar Ali (18) and dangerman Babar Azam (5), but was only used for five of the 44 overs in the second innings by captain Joe Root. Ben Stokes, who did not bowl in the first innings with a quad injury, dismissed Mohammad Rizwan (27) in what was an important breakthrough late on.
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