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  • 11:02 PM IST

    82.1 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! That’s the end of this game! What a wonderful chase from England! They were down and out in this game but Woakes and Buttler have done it. They have won the game for England. Good length ball on middle, Woakes looks to flick but it takes the leading edge and goes through the slip cordon and into the third man fence. ENGLAND WIN BY THREE WICKETS.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    81.6 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, no run, Full outside off, Bess pushes it to cover.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    81.5 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, no run, Flatter one on off, Bess is in two minds whether to defend it or leave. The ball takes the edge and rolls to the slip cordon.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    81.4 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, no run, Quicker one on middle and leg, Bess looks to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire. The replays show that he had hit it with the bat first.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    81.3 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, no run, Flatter on middle, Bess defends it out.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    Dom Bess is the next man in with 4 runs to win.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    81.2 Yasir Shah to Stuart Broad, out, OUT! LBW! Is it too late for Pakistan? Yasir has picked up the wicket with the new ball! fourth wicket for him. Floated on middle, Broad looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. Pakistan appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Broad does not review and simply walks back. Root watches from the dressing room nervously. The Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows that it was plumb in front.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    81.1 Yasir Shah to Chris Woakes, 1 run, Short ball outside off, Woakes cuts it to deep point for a single. England are just a wicket away.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    80.6 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, 1 run, Just the 5 needed now! A short ball on middle, Woakes pulls it through square leg and a run is taken.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    80.5 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely! Probably the shot which seals the deal for England. 6 more needed. Fuller and on middle, this is creamed through mid off and it races away to the fence.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    80.4 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, 2 runs, 10 more needed now! A couple. Catch it was the call but it is away from the fielder. Full and outside off, it is driven wide of the fielder at deep point and two is taken.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    80.4 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, no ball, no run, NO BALL! Outside off, it is left alone. The third umpire conveys the message that Shaheen has overstepped. 12 more needed.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    80.3 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, no run, Inside edge! Needless stroke there! It is full and outside off, the sucker ball. Woakes goes after it wide from the body. He gets an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    80.2 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, no run, No swing on this delivery! It is on a length and around off, Woakes keeps it out easily.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    80.1 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, no run, Some swing straightaway with the second new ball! The line though is down the leg side. Woakes looks to flick but misses.

  • 10:48 PM IST

    79.6 Yasir Shah to Chris Woakes, 1 run, Full toss on middle, Woakes flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 10:48 PM IST

    79.5 Yasir Shah to Chris Woakes, no run, BEATEN! Another beautiful delivery! Tossed up ball outside off, Woakes attempts to defend but fails to get any bat on it.

  • 10:47 PM IST

    79.4 Yasir Shah to Chris Woakes, no run, BEATEN! Lovely from Yasir! He has bowled his heart out! Flighted outside off, Woakes looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.

  • 10:46 PM IST

    79.3 Yasir Shah to Stuart Broad, 1 run, Full on middle, Broad sweeps but straight to deep square leg. Only a single.

  • 10:46 PM IST

    79.2 Yasir Shah to Stuart Broad, no run, Flatter one on middle, Woakes flicks it to short leg.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    79.1 Yasir Shah to Stuart Broad, no run, Floated on middle, Broad sweeps it but it hits the short leg fielder.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    78.6 Shadab Khan to Chris Woakes, no run, On off, Woakes defends it to covers.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    78.5 Shadab Khan to Chris Woakes, no run, Flighted delivery on off, Woakes blocks it off the back foot.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    78.4 Shadab Khan to Stuart Broad, 1 run, Floated delivery on middle, Broad sweeps it through square leg for a single.

  • 10:41 PM IST

    78.3 Shadab Khan to Stuart Broad, no run, On middle, Broad defends it off the back foot.

  • 10:41 PM IST

    78.2 Shadab Khan to Stuart Broad, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely played! Loopy delivery on middle, Broad sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.

  • 10:40 PM IST

    78.1 Shadab Khan to Stuart Broad, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Broad keeps it out.

  • 10:40 PM IST

    77.6 Yasir Shah to Stuart Broad, 1 run, Floated on middle, Broad sweeps it to the deep square leg region for a single.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    77.5 Yasir Shah to Jos Buttler, out, OUT! LBW! Is there twist in the tale? Buttler has to go but after playing a terrific innings. He has almost taken his side home! Yasir has his third wicket. Loopy ball on middle, Buttler looks to play the reverse but misses and gets hit on the pads. Pakistan appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Buttler takes the review. The Ultra Edge shows no bat and the Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire’s call on impact and hitting the stumps. End of a very good innings from Jos Buttler.

  • 10:35 PM IST

    Stuart Broad is the next man in. He has come into play some shots.

ENG vs PAK, 1st Test, Day 4, Manchester, Highlights: Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes Help England Seal Tense Win
Jos Buttler in action on Day 4. (AFP)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 4 of the opening Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester.

WHAT HAPPENED ON DAY 3? 

Ben Stokes’ twin strikes helped England stay in the hunt for victory.

Stokes, who was out for a duck in England’s first innings, picked up two important wickets as Day 3 ended with Pakistan on 137/8 in their second innings, with an overall lead of 244.

Earlier, Ollie Pope (62) added just 16 to his overnight score before losing his wicket to seamer Naseem Shah.

From 92/4 at the start of play, England were bowled out for 219. It was Stuart Broad’s 25-ball 29, which included four boundaries and a maximum, that helped the hosts cross 200.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah removed Joe Root (14) on Day 2 and continued from where he left, scalping Jos Buttler (38), Chris Woakes (19) and Dom Bess (1).

Fellow leg-spinner Shadab Khan had Jofra Archer (16) caught behind off the glove, before getting rid of No. 11 James Anderson (7).

Having secured a 107-run lead, Pakistan lost first-innings centurion Shan Masood for a duck. Stuart Broad dismissed Masood.

Bess had Abid Ali (20) caught in the deep by Chris Woakes, who then got the wickets of Babar Azam (5) and Azhar Ali (18).

Asad Shafiq (29) was run out.

Stokes entered the attack and claimed a wicket with his eighth delivery when he got Mohammad Rizwan (27) out LBW.

The England vice-captain struck again, a short ball accounting for Shaheen Afridi (2).