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Woakes' five-fer brings England back into the game

England players celebrating the wicket of Sarfraz Ahmed on day three.
England players celebrating the wicket of Sarfraz Ahmed on day three.
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Pakistan 339 & 214-8 (Asad Shafiq 49) v
England 272 (Cook 81)
First Test, day three, Lord’s

Chris Woakes took another five-wicket haul in the match as Pakistan were restricted to 214 for eight in their second innings, ending the third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s with a lead of 281 runs.

Earlier in the day, England were bowled out for 272 runs early in the first session, conceding a first-innings lead of 67 runs.

Resuming their innings on the overnight score of 257 for seven, England lost Stuart Broad (17) in the fifth over of the day.

It took little over three more overs for Pakistan to end England’s innings. The hosts ended up being bowled out for 272 runs in 79.1 overs. Yasir Shah (6-72) was the pick of the bowlers.

England struck early in Pakistan’s second innings with Broad (1-38) removing Mohammad Hafeez (0) in his second over.

Azhar Ali (23) survived a review for a catch at short leg and took Pakistan to 40 for one at the lunch break.

In the very first over of the second session. Woakes (5-31) had Shan Masood (24) caught in the slips.
After a brief partnership with Younis Khan (25), Azhar was given out lbw against Woakes in the 28th over. A review showed that the ball was clipping the leg stump.

Things took a turn for the worse as two overs later, Misbah-ul-Haq (0) tried to take on Moeen Ali (2-49) and was caught at deep midwicket for a duck, leaving Pakistan at 60 for four.

Five overs later, Khan was given out lbw but upon a review, the ball was shown to be missing the stumps and he survived.

Along with Asad Shafiq (49), Khan managed to push Pakistan to 111 for four at the dawn of the tea break.

Five overs into the final session, the 69-run stand between Khan and Shafiq was ended with the former dragging a delivery from Moeen onto his stumps.

Sarfraz Ahmed (45) started positively but Pakistan lost Shafiq, who was castled by Woakes.

Pakistan were rescued by Ahmed and Yasir Shah (30 not out), who saw out 14.4 overs and added 40 runs to the total.

In this partnership, Shah was dropped by Broad in the 66th over while Bairstow shelled Ahmed’s catch.

The breakthrough was achieved by Woakes once again, who had Ahmed caught behind and completed his 10-wicket match haul.

An over later, Woakes completed his second five-wicket haul in the Test by having Wahab Riaz (0) caught behind, in what was the final over the day.

This was the second time an England bowler took more than 10 wickets at Lord’s since 1978. At stumps on day three, Pakistan were positioned at 214 for eight with a lead of 281 runs.

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