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Cricket Series: Pakistan vs England 2015
Pakistan Squad: (possible): 1 Misbah Ul Haq(C), 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Asad Shafiq, 4 Azhar Ali, 5 Fawad Alam, 6 Imran Khan, 7 Junaid Khan, 8 Mohammad Hafiz, 9 Rahat Ali, 10 Sarfaraz Ahmed, 11 Shan Masood, 12 Shoaib Malik, 13 Wahab Riaz, 14 Yasir Shah, 15 Younis Khan, 16 Zulfiqar Babar
The opening test between Pakistan and England looks set for a draw, as the 3rd day of the test once again belonged to the batsman with only three wickets falling on the day.
England started the day with the score on 56/0. Imran Khan made the first breakthrough when he picked up the wicket of Moeen Ali with his score on 35 off 131, a very patient effort from a players known for his freedom of stroke play. Lunch was taken with England on 122/1.
After the lunch break it was the bats of Cook and Bell that did the talking, as they dominated the Pakistan bowling attack. Cook brought up his century off 180 balls, making sure that he leads from the front as a captain should. Tea was taken with England on 197/1, firmly in control of things at the crease.
After tea it was Ian Bell who brought up the first landmark, reaching his fifty off 134 balls. The new ball was taken the moment it was available, but the Pakistan fast bowling attach had very little impact once again. Pakistan had to wait until late in the day to finally pick up another wicket when Wahab Riaz got rid of Bell with his score on 63 off 199 balls. He struck soon after to send the in-form Joe Root back to the pavilion, scoring just 4. Stumps were called 110 overs into the England first innings, with the score on 290/3, still trialing the Pakistan first innings by 233 runs. Cook ended the day on 168 not out, and will be hoping he can become the second batsman in the test match to notch up a double century.
Zulfiqar Babar bowled 38 overs in the innings thus far, without picking up a wicket, a statistic that will please the England spin duo of Rashid and Ali who also toiled hard, proving that the wicket indeed is flat and conducive to batting.