Southampton, August 21
Zak Crawley was on the verge of posting his first Test century as England reached tea on 184-Four on the opening day of the third and closing Test towards Pakistan on the Rose Bowl right here on Friday.
Crawley was on a career-best Test rating of 97 and sharing an unbeaten 57-run partnership with Jos Buttler (24) after England misplaced captain Joe Root (29) and Ollie Pope (3) after lunch.
Root edged a gorgeous supply from paceman Naseem Shah that seamed away, with wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan taking a flying catch to his proper.
Pope lasted 15 balls earlier than he was bowled by Yasir Shah attempting to play the leg-spinner off the again foot, leaving England at 127-4.
Playing his eighth Test match, Crawley’s earlier greatest rating was 76 towards the West Indies on the identical floor in Southampton final month. He has hit 11 fours in a 165-ball knock.
Buttler can also be seeing the ball properly, hanging 4 boundaries.
Yasir has 2-60 off 19 overs after coming into the assault early.
England leads 1-Zero and is trying to clinch a primary sequence victory over Pakistan in 10 years, in addition to a second of the summer season after beating the West Indies 2-1.
Fast bowler Jofra Archer was recalled by England instead of Sam Curran in the one change from the drawn second take a look at on the identical floor in Southampton.
Pakistan chosen an unchanged workforce. AP