Yasir takes 4 as Pakistan surge forward

Manchester, August 7

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 4 wickets as Pakistan bowled England out for 219 of their first innings to grab management of the primary Test at tea on Day three at Old Trafford on Friday.

Pakistan went into the interval on 20 for one of their second innings, a lead of 127 with captain Azhar Ali but to attain and Abid Ali (15 not out) searching for to drive house their benefit with 44 overs nonetheless remaining within the day.

First innings centurion Shan Masood was the one wicket to fall, strangled down the leg facet by seamer Stuart Broad for a duck as he offered a straightforward catch to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Ben Stokes dropped Abid at second slip off James Anderson simply earlier than the break.

Yasir (4-66) was the stand-out performer with the ball throughout the England innings as he produced prodigious activate a carrying wicket that may have him licking his lips for extra when England bat final.

The hosts had resumed the day on 92 for 4 and Ollie Pope (62) regarded comparatively assured as he moved to his fifth Test half-century.

But the risk from Pakistan’s seamers was ever-present and 17-year-old Naseem Shah bought a supply to rise sharply off a size, catching the bat and offering a catch for Shadab Khan within the gully.

England’s resolution to play an additional seamer with all-rounder Ben Stokes fighting a quad damage meant Chris Woakes got here in at quantity seven after they actually may have completed with a specialist batsman.

Yasir bowled Jos Buttler (38) between bat and pad, caught the sting of Dom Bess (1) for a superb catch at slip by Asad Shafiq, earlier than a skidding supply castled Woakes (19).

Only a late cameo from Broad (29 not out) noticed England previous 200, with the second leg-spinner within the Pakistan facet, Shadab (2-13), wrapping up the innings. Reuters


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