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  • 10:37 PM IST

    79.2 Joe Root to Babar Azam, No run.

  • 10:37 PM IST

    79.1 Joe Root to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, 1 run.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    78.6 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, no run, Loopy ball on middle, Babar blocks it out.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    78.5 Dom Bess to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Flighted on middle, Asad flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 10:35 PM IST

    78.4 Dom Bess to Asad Shafiq, no run, On off, defended out.

  • 10:35 PM IST

    78.3 Dom Bess to Asad Shafiq, no run, Tossed up ball on middle, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.

  • 10:35 PM IST

    78.2 Dom Bess to Asad Shafiq, no run, On middle, flicked to square leg.

  • 10:35 PM IST

    78.1 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, 1 run, Floated on the pads, Azam flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    77.6 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no run, Flighted on middle, Shafiq defends it back to the bowler.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    77.5 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no run, Tossed up on middle, Shafiq defends it to mid on.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    77.5 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no ball, no run, NO BALL! On off, defended out solidly. Another No ball.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    77.4 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no run, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    77.3 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no run, Loop ball on middle, Shafiq flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    77.3 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no ball, no run, No Ball! Floated on off, Shafiq pushes it to cover.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    77.3 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no run, Full delivery on middle, Shafiq pushes it to mid on.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    77.2 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, Full toss outside off, Shafiq drives it through extra cover and picks up a couple.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    77.1 Dom Sibley to Asad Shafiq, no ball, 2 runs, Starts with a rank long-hop but gets away with it! He bowls a short ball outside off, Asad punches it towards the cover region for a couple. No ball signalled.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    What do we have here? Dom Sibley is being brought into the attack. He bowls leg spin.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    76.6 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, FOUR, FOUR! He has hit that really hard! Azam is going after the spinners here! Floated outside off, Azam uses his feet and powers it over the bowler’s head for a boundary.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    76.5 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, no run, Down the leg side, Babar looks to flick but misses.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    76.4 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, 2 runs, Flatter on off, Azam guides it through the gully region and picks up a couple.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    76.3 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, FOUR, FOUR! Hammered away! This is too short on this pitch and it sits up to be hit! Short and outside off, Azam thrashes it through the cover region for a boundary.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    76.2 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, no run, Flatter one outside off, Azam shoulders arms to it.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    76.1 Dom Bess to Babar Azam, no run, Tossed up on middle, Azam defends it back to the bowler.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    75.6 Joe Root to Asad Shafiq, no run, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    75.5 Joe Root to Babar Azam, 1 run, Floated on middle, Azam flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    75.4 Joe Root to Babar Azam, no run, Full on middle, driven to mid on.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    75.3 Joe Root to Babar Azam, FOUR, FOUR! Nicely cut away from Azam! Short ball outside off, Azam cuts it through the point region. Broad comes across and looks to stop but fails as the ball reaches the fence.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    75.2 Joe Root to Babar Azam, no run, Quicker one on middle, Azam works it to mid-wicket.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    75.1 Joe Root to Babar Azam, no run, Loopy ball on off, Azam defends it to the off side.

England vs Pakistan 2020, 3rd Test, Southampton, Highlights: James Anderson Reaches Landmark, ENG Seal Series

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 5 of the third and final Test between England and Pakistan, at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

WHAT HAPPENED ON DAY 4? 

Pakistan opener Abid Ali and captain Azhar Ali provided staunch resistance as the visitors showed resilience on a rain-affected fourth day. Courtesy, Abid’s 162-ball 42 and skipper Azhar’s unbeaten 29 off 92 deliveries – Pakistan finished Day 4 on 100/2, trailing England by 210 runs.

Meanwhile, England are still in the driver’s seat after veteran pacer James Anderson grabbed his 599th Test wicket late in the day to end Abid’s dogged resistance.

Looking to become the first pace bowler to take 600 Test wickets, Anderson trapped Abid (42) in front to snare his 599th wicket before bad light forced skipper Joe Root to resort to spin, as off-spinner Dom Bess and the England captain bowled the last few overs before play was abandoned.

Only spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan (800) of Sri Lanka, Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619) have more wickets than Anderson in the game’s longest format.

England asked Pakistan to follow on after the tourists managed 273 in reply to hosts’ mammoth 583/8d in the first essay, riding on a maiden double century by Zak Crawley and a brilliant hundred by Jos Buttler.

At the close of play on Day 4, skipper Azhar Ali, who scored a gritty 141 in the first innings, and Babar Azam were at the crease on 29 and 4, respectively.

Openers Abid Ali and Shan Masood shared a 49-run stand before Masood was trapped in front by Stuart Broad. Anderson then sent Ali back as Pakistan remained 210 runs in arrears.

Anderson, who returned figures of 5/56 in the first innings, and could have had at least three more wickets had catches not been dropped off his bowling on Day 3, saw wicketkeeper Jos Buttler drop yet another catch off his bowling in the first session on Monday.