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  • 11:26 PM IST

    ENGLAND HAVE ENFORCED THE FOLLOW-ON!

  • 11:26 PM IST

    92.6 James Anderson to Naseem Shah, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Finally, a catch is taken and Anderson gets his five-fer.

  • 11:24 PM IST

    92.5 James Anderson to Naseem Shah, no run, BEATEN! On a length on off, Naseem looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    92.4 James Anderson to Naseem Shah, no run, Good length ball outside off, Naseem looks to defend but misses.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    92.3 James Anderson to Naseem Shah, no run, Good length ball outside off, Shah leaves it alone.

  • 11:22 PM IST

    92.2 James Anderson to Naseem Shah, no run, Outside off, Naseem sways away.

  • 11:22 PM IST

    92.1 James Anderson to Naseem Shah, no run, Length ball on leg and going away with the angle. Naseem looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.

  • 11:20 PM IST

    91.6 Jofra Archer to Azhar Ali, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely shot but runs are not an issue and they will be happy to start the next over with Naseem Shah on strike! Short ball around off, Azhar whacks his pull to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 11:20 PM IST

    91.5 Jofra Archer to Azhar Ali, no run, Full outside off, Azhar swings but misses.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    91.4 Jofra Archer to Azhar Ali, no run, Fuller on off, Ali pushes it to mid on.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    91.3 Jofra Archer to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, Back of a length on off, Azhar flat-bats it over extra cover and gets a couple as ideally they would like to deal in even numbers.

  • 11:18 PM IST

    91.2 Jofra Archer to Azhar Ali, no run, Back of a length ball on off, Ali gets behind it and defends it.

  • 11:18 PM IST

    91.1 Jofra Archer to Azhar Ali, no run, Short ball around off, Azhar pulls it to mid-wicket.

  • 11:16 PM IST

    Jofra Archer comes back into the attack. 16-3-52-0 are his figures so far. Broad has gone off the field.

  • 11:16 PM IST

    90.6 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, 1 run, On the pads, Ali flicks it to the on side and gets a single.

  • 11:15 PM IST

    90.5 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Length ball on off, Azhar keeps it out.

  • 11:14 PM IST

    90.4 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, On the stumps, Ali defends it.

  • 11:14 PM IST

    90.3 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, On off, Ali blocks it.

  • 11:14 PM IST

    90.2 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Fuller of off, Azhar looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 11:13 PM IST

    90.1 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Good length ball on off, Azhar defends it.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    89.6 Stuart Broad to Naseem Shah, no run, On the stumps, Shah negotiates it.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    Broad has been given a first official warning for running on the pitch.

  • 11:11 PM IST

    89.5 Stuart Broad to Naseem Shah, no run, Hopeful appeal more than anything. Good length ball outside off, Naseem looks to defend but misses. There is a hopeful appeal but the umpire turns it down.

  • 11:11 PM IST

    89.4 Stuart Broad to Azhar Ali, 1 run, On the pads, Azhar flicks it to the on side for one.

  • 11:10 PM IST

    89.3 Stuart Broad to Azhar Ali, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot from Azhar Ali! Fullish delivery around off, Azhar gets on his front foot and plays a lovely on-drive for a boundary.

  • 11:09 PM IST

    89.2 Stuart Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, Outside off, Azhar shoulders arms to it.

  • 11:08 PM IST

    89.1 Stuart Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, Down the leg side, Azhar looks to flick but misses. Again good take by Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

  • 11:07 PM IST

    Naseem Shah is the last man in.

  • 11:07 PM IST

    88.6 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, out, OUT! RUN OUT! That was absolute chaos! First a dropped catch but Abbas who was ball watching has not made his ground at the keeper’s end. The frustration will not end though for Anderson! He has had three dropped catches off his bowling in his last two overs. England just one wicket away from bowling Pakistan out! Good length ball on middle, Ali pushes it uppishly towards mid on where Broad makes a mess of an easy catch. Ali who wants the single takes off but Abbas is watching the ball is late to take off. Broad collects the ball and has a shy at the keeper’s end and hits. No need for the third umpire as Abbas was well out of the crease. Broad apologizes to Anderson after that.

  • 11:05 PM IST

    88.5 James Anderson to Azhar Ali, no run, Good length ball on middle, Ali blocks it out. He would want to take a single now.

England vs Pakistan 2020, 3rd Test, Day 3, Southampton, Highlights: James Anderson’s Five-Wicket Haul Bundles Out PAK For 273
England's James Anderson celebrates a wicket. (AFP)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the third and final Test between England and Pakistan, at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

WHAT HAPPENED ON DAY 2?

Zak Crawley converted his maiden Test hundred into a superb innings of 267 on Saturday (August 22) as England piled on the runs against Pakistan in their series finale at Southampton before James Anderson rocked the tourists with a late treble strike.

Crawley and Jos Buttler, who made 152, shared a stand of 359 that powered England to 583/8 declared on the second day of the third Test.

England, 1-0 up in a three-match contest and looking for a first series win over Pakistan in a decade, then saw Anderson reduce the tourists to 24/3 at the close — a deficit of 559 runs — as he moved to within four of becoming the first paceman to take 600 wickets in Tests.

Shan Masood was plumb lbw for four before fellow opener Abid Ali (one) edged Anderson low to Dom Sibley at third slip. And with what became the last ball of the day, Anderson had star batsman Babar Azam lbw for 11 with one that cut back.

Anderson had stumps figures of 3/13 in 5.5 overs.

England’s total was their highest in Tests since they made 589-8 declared against Pakistan at Old Trafford four years ago.

Three of Pakistan’s frontline bowlers conceded over 100 runs each, with leg-spinner Yasir Shah (2-173 from 39 overs) and teenage paceman Naseem Shah (1-109 in 27) both going for more than four an over.

Crawley’s innings was the seventh highest maiden hundred in 143 years of Test-match cricket and the 10th highest score by any England batsman.

His partnership with Buttler was also a new England fifth-wicket record in Tests, surpassing the 254 shared by Keith Fletcher and Tony Greig against India at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in February 1973.

One of the few false shots of his innings saw Crawley, 186 not out at lunch, go to 200 when he edged a four past second slip off Naseem — his 25th boundary in 331 balls.

But he still received applause from his team-mates in a match being played behind closed doors because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The 22-year-old Crawley was the seventh England batsman to turn his maiden Test hundred into a double century and the first since Rob Key against the West Indies at Lord’s in 2004.

Earlier, Buttler completed just the second hundred of his 47-match Test career and first as a wicketkeeper.

Crawley, advancing down the pitch, lofted Yasir over long-off for six before a clipped boundary off paceman Mohammad Abbas saw him to 250.

But his near 10-hour innings end when he was stumped down the legside by Mohammad Rizwan off part-time spinner Asad Shafiq.

Crawley faced 393 balls, hitting 34 fours and one six, in what was the 10th-highest Test score by an England batsman.

Together with Buttler, he had taken England from 127-4 to 486-5 against an increasingly ragged Pakistan.

World Cup-winner Buttler saw his seven-and-a-half-hour innings — the longest of his career — end tamely when he chipped a gentle return catch to Fawad Alam, another occasional spinner.

England resumed Saturday in a commanding position at 332-4.

Crawley was 171 not out, in his eighth Test, with Buttler unbeaten on 87.

Buttler, in a morning interrupted by rain breaks, had moved on to 99 when, after opposing wicketkeeper Rizwan came up to the stumps, he was given out caught behind off Abbas.

Buttler immediately reviewed umpire Richard Illingworth’s decision and replays showed the ball had missed the bat.

Next ball, Buttler punched Abbas through point to complete a 189-ball hundred with 10 fours and two sixes.

It was just the 29-year-old’s second Test century in 47 Tests following his 106 against India at Nottingham two years ago.

(AFP)