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England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 — As it happened...

Pakistan lead the four-match series 1-0 after their 75-run win in the first Test at Lord`s.  

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 — As it happened...

ENGLAND 589/8d, 2nd INNINGS; PAKISTAN 198


OVER 21 || Score 98/1 (Hales 49; Root 23)

STUMPS

At the close of Day 3's play, England have taken a lead of 489 runs. They, however, lost skipper Alastair Cook (24), falling to Mohammad Amir.


OVER 12.2 || Score 55/0 (Cook 31; Hales 22)

Play stopped again.

England opener have done well to score another 55 runs despite frequent interruption. With some 15 overs play left in the day, and raining, restart is unlikely.

England have gained a lead of 447 runs.


OVER 2.4 || Score (Cook 9; Hales 2)

Rain stopped play in Manchester.

In 2.4 overs play at Old Trafford, England have score 11 runs to take an overall lead of 402. First innings century maker and England captain Alastair Cook and Alex Hales have successfully a hostile spells from Mohammed Amir and Rahat Ali.



PAKISTAN, 1st INNINGS; ENGLAND 589/8d​


OVER 63.4 || Score 198 All Out (Amir 9)

England bowled out Pakistan for 198 for a 391 run first innings lead. But Alastair Cook opted not to impose follow on.

Moeen Ali took the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq and Wahab Riaz, in the 60th and 64th over.

WICKET: Misbah-ul-Haq c Alastair Cook b Moeen Ali 52 (114b)

WICKET: Wahab Riaz c Alex Hales b Moeen Ali 39 (61b)

Skipper Misbah was the top scorer for Pakistan. He scored 52 off 114 balls, and he added 60-runs for the 9th wicket with Riaz (39).

For England, Chris Woakes took four wickets.


OVER 56 || Score 163/8 (Misbah 44; Riaz 21)

Post Lunch, Pakistan have steadied their innings with Misbah-ul-Haq and Wahab RIaz batting sensibly.

The duo have added 44 runs in 11.1 overs.

For the record, this is the 23rd instance for Pakistan in 51 Tests in England, when they have been seven down for less than 120.


OVER 45.5 || Score 119/8 (Misbah 22)

LUNCH

Pakistan are in dire straits! Today morning they have played like limited overs, scoring fast but losing too many wickets.

In 13.5 overs play, they have scored 48 runs at the expense of three wickets. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is waging lone war out there.

Sarfraz Ahmed and Yasir Shah were the latest wickets to fall, in 42nd and 45th over respectively.

WICKET: Sarfraz Ahmed c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 26 (18b )

WICKET: Yasir Shah c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 1 (11b)

For England, Chris Woakes have taken four wickets so far. Ben Stokes got two, while James Anderson and Stuart Broad also got one one each.


OVER 33 || SCORE 74/5 (Misbah 5; Shafiq 3)

Resuming from their overnight score of 57/4 in 24 overs, Pakistan lost Sahan Masood early in the morning before rain interruption in Manchester.

WICKET: Shan Masood c Joe Root b James Anderson 39 (84b)

That happened off the penultimate delivery of the 29th over. Then, play stopped after 31 over, only to restart after some 40 minutes.

Misbah-ul-Haq is batting with Asad Shafiq.



Day 2 round up

Joe Root`s double century and three wickets from Chris Woakes put England on course for a series-levelling win in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Pakistan ended the second day having collapsed to 57 for four in reply to England`s first innings 589 for eight declared, a huge deficit of 532 runs.

Root`s Test-best 254, just the sixth double century scored in 132 years of Test cricket at Old Trafford, saw him bat for more than 10 hours.


New Delhi: Welcome to our live cricket blog for day 3 of the 2nd Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. Follow live score and latest updates as we bring you ball-by-ball updates right here.

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