Shoiab Malik bagged two wickets on Day 4 ©Getty Images
Shoiab Malik bagged two wickets on Day 4 ©Getty Images

England require another 238 runs for a superb victory in the third Test against Pakistan at Sharjah with skipper Alastair Cook and Joe Root unbeaten on 17(59) and 6(25) respectively. The visitors bowled out Pakistan for 355 and at stumps of Day 4, they were 46 for 2. The two wickets were claimed by Shoiab Malik who is playing his very last Test for Pakistan. He first struck in the 12th over to dismiss Moeen Ali for leg before wicket. Although Ali reviewed, it clearly showed it was hitting the leg stumps and the batsman walked back to the pavilion. LIVE SCORECARD: Pakistan vs England, 3rd Test at Sharjah

Two overs later, he made another crucial breakthrough with the wicket of Ian Bell, who got out for a six-ball duck. Malik went around the wicket, Bell only managed a thick edge which smacked his stumps, leaving England at 34 for 2 and that was an excellent wicket-maiden over from him.
Earlier in the day, Mohammad Hafeez top- scored with a 266-ball 151 which set the foundation of Pakistan’s second innings. Later on it was Asad Shafiq’s 46 which carried on while other batsmen threw away their wickets. Stuart Broad and James Anderson shared five wickets between each other with the former bagging three of those.

Squads:

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Rahat Ali.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, James Taylor, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Samit Patel, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.