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25-Aug-2020 03:57:00 GMT
Eng vs Pak - 3rd Test, Southampton, day 4

Pakistan, weather hold up England victory push

Southampton: Pakistan are trailing by 210-run as rain and bad lights disrupt play on day four in the third Test against England at Ageas Bowl on Monday.

The visitors started their second innings after England enforced the follow-on. Pakistan played cautiously and lost only two wickets in the day.

Openers Shan Masood and Abid Ali scripted a 49-run partnership for the first wicket. Masood was caught in front of the wickets by pacer Stuart Broad in the 24th over. He played a knock of 18-run off 66 balls.

Skipper Azhar Ali joined Abid in the middle and added a brief stand of 39-run for the second wicket. Abid was also found in front of the wickets but this time by James Anderson in the 50th over.

This was Anderson's 599th wicket in the longest format of the game. He is just short of one wicket to join the elite club of 600-wicket takers bowlers.

Azhar and Babar Azam will resume their innings from 29* and 4* runs respectively on Tuesday.

Brief scores:
Pakistan 273 (Azhar Ali 141*, Rizwan 53, Anderson 5-56) and and 100 for 2 (Azhar 29*) trail England 583 for 8 declared (Crawley 267, Buttler 152) by 310 runs

On Sunday, England maintained their dominance in the third Test as the hosts ended Pakistan's first innings on 273 runs and enforced the follow-on.

England had declared their first innings on 583/8 and the visitors are trailing by 310 runs.

After resuming the innings from 24/3 on day three, Pakistan witnessed a poor start as Asad Shafiq was dismissed by James Anderson.


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