England vs Pakistan: Third test ends in a draw, England win series

26 August, 2020 | newsx bureau

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The fifth and final day of the third Test between England and Pakistan was hampered by rain as the match concluded as a draw here at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Southampton [UK], Aug 25 (ANI): The fifth and final day of the third Test between England and Pakistan was hampered by rain as the match concluded as a draw here at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

With this, England won the three-match series 1-0. This is the first time in the last ten years that England has managed to win a Test series against Pakistan. The final day of the match witnessed a delayed start due to rain and the first session did not see any play.
Finally, the fifth and final day started after seeing a delay of five hours.

Resuming day four at 100/2, Pakistan was given a big blow as James Anderson sent Azhar Ali (31) back to the pavilion. With this, Anderson became the first pacer in the history of Test cricket to scalp 600 wickets.

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Asad Shafiq then joined Babar Azam in the middle and the duo formed a 63-run stand, but their vigil at the crease was ended by Joe Root as he dismissed Shafiq (21), reducing Pakistan to 172/4.

In the end, Babar Azam and Fawad Alam ensured that Pakistan does not lose any more wickets and the match finally ended as a draw.
Azam and Alam remained unbeaten on 63 and 0 respectively with Pakistan at 187/4.

England had scored 583/8 in the first innings as Zak Crawley played a knock of 267 runs. Pakistan was then bundled out in the first innings for 273. Azhar Ali top-scored for the visitors as he played an unbeaten knock of 141 runs.

After this, the hosts had decided to enforce the follow-on after having a lead of 310 runs.

England had a 1-0 lead heading into the final match of the series after winning the first Test at Emirates Old Trafford by three wickets against Pakistan.After being at 117/5, the hosts chased down 277 with Chris Woakes remaining unbeaten on 84.

Bad light and rain had played spoilsport in the second Test, and as a result, the match had ended as a draw. (ANI)

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