England Win by Three Wickets! That's it! What a fightback from England. At one stage it looked like Pakistan have this game covered, but Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler stitched a match-winning partnership. The duo added all-important 139-run stand for the sixth wicket and took away game from Pakistan. Jos Buttler scored 75 while Chris Woakes finished unbeaten on 84. With this England take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
OUT! Yasir Shah strikes again! Stuart Broad is trapped lbw by Yasir Shah. That was plumb and Broad decides against using DRS. Some drama left! S Broad lbw b Yasir Shah 7(9)
OUT! Jos Buttler opts for a reverse sweep but his missed the shot is trapped in front of the wickets. Calls for DRS but it is umpire's call that stays. Can Pakistan fight back? Buttler lbw b Yasir Shah 75(101)
England just 25 runs away from famous victory. This partnership has batted Pakistan out of the game and is now worth 135 runs. England inching towards win here.
This is turning out to be a match-winning partnership now as it is worth 11 runs now. England now need just 49 more runs to win. What a fightback this has been from the hosts.
Both Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes have gone past their respective half-centuries. The partnership is nearing the hundred-run mark as well. England need just more runs to win with five wickets in hand. Match appears to be slipping away from Pakistan.
England now need less than hundred runs to win. Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes stand is now worth 66 off 73 balls. Mohammad Abbas and Shadab Khan are operating at the moment.
TEA Break: Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes have brought England back in the game. The duo has added 50 off just 49 balls as England need 110 more runs to win. This is getting closer than we thought. Do join us back after the tea break.
OUT! England have lost half the side now. Shaheen Afridi removes Ollie Pope. That one had bounce in it, Pope couldn't get away from the line of the ball. Not the proper bounce. It took the shoulder of his bat and goes up in the air. Shadab Khan from gully region runs forward to take the catch. O Pope c Shadab Khan b Shaheen Afridi 7(18)
OUT! Pakistan well and truly in control now. Yasir Shah gets the big man, Ben Stokes. Good use of DRS this by Pakistan. Stokes gloved it and TV replays confirmed it. B Stokes c Rizwan b Yasir Shah 9(20)
The action between England and Pakistan resumes on Day 4 of the first Test at Old Trafford Stadium on August 8, 2020 (Saturday). The hosts are back into the game from the unlikeliest of positions thanks to their bowlers as they dismissed eight Pakistani batsmen in just over one session. The visitors currently lead by 244 runs after the end of Day 3 and will be hoping to stretch the lead even further. So as the match heads into its penultimate day, here is the live score updates and commentary of Day 4. Live Cricket Streaming of Pakistan vs England 1st Test 2020 Day 4 on Sony Six, PTV Sports.
After disappointing batting performance, England conceded 107-run lead after the end of their innings but it is their pacers who have brought them back right into the game. Seven wickets in the final session on Day 3, has the visitors struggling at 137/8. And with two full days of cricket still left to be played, the match will surely have a winner. Pakistan vs England Stat Highlights, 1st Test 2020 Day 3.
Pakistan might be in pole position given the lead and the way the pitch will behave on the final two days but England can never be counted out. Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan will play a crucial role for the visitors on the final two days of the game as they look to get their first international win post lockdown.
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Pakistan Playing XI: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah