England vs Pakistan, Cricket Score 1st Test Match
Pakistan in England, 3 Test Series, 2020Date: Aug 05, 2020 Start Time: 15:30 IST | 10:00 GMT | 15:30 Local
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
England will aim to clinch the T20I series when they host Pakistan in the third and final T20I encounter in Manc second hester. Pakistan, who failed to defend a high score in the second T20I match, will hope to level the T20I series. A win for England will be their fifth straight T20I series win while Pakistan have won only one in their last four.
England hold a convincing lead over Pakistan in the overall head-to-head record in Twenty20 internationals. They have beaten Pakistan 10 times in 15 meetings in the shortest format. England have also won each of their last five T20I series and have recorded 15 wins in 17 games. Pakistan have won just one series in their last five.
PAK vs ENG Live Score Updates, Day 2: England will hope to pile on the runs while Pakistan look for wickets when play resumes on Day 2 of Pakistan vs England 3rd Test in Southampton. Zak Crawley was the star on Day 1 with the 22-year-old scoring his maiden international hundred and taking England to safety.
England opted to bat first but were once again off to a poor start with Shaheen Afridi dismissing Rory Burns for the third time in four innings this series. Burns was caught at third slip in the fifth over. But Crawley and Dominic Sibley ensured that was the only blip in an otherwise good start for the hosts.
PAK vs ENG Live Score Updates 3rd Test Day 1: England can win the series by simply avoiding a defeat. But with the Test Championship points on offer, the hosts too will be gunning for a win. England are currently placed third and are 81 points behind top-ranked India and 17 behind Australia. Pakistan are fifth with only two wins and 153 points.
Joe Root’s side need only a draw to make consecutive Test series wins on home soil post the covid-19 halt. They beat the West Indies 2-1 in their previous Test series and currently lead Pakistan 1-0 heading into the final encounter. But England will certainly go for the win keeping the ICC World Test Championship in mind.
England have found a hero in almost every match this summer. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad’s brilliance led them to a series win against the West Indies. And Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes put on that shoe in the first Test against Pakistan in Manchester. Pakistan find themselves in a must-win situation and need a victory to avoid a series defeat.
Pakistan returned with a tied series from each of their last two visits to England for a Test series and will hope for the same when they step to the pitch on Thursday (August 21). The visitors were let down by some sloppy bowling and poor decision making in the first Test defeat having dominated the game for major periods.
Pakistan started in the worse manner losing Shan Masood, centurion from the previous Test, in the third over. But Azhar Ali and Abid Ali controlled the innings and took them to lunch without any further casualty. The pair shared a 72-run partnership before the captain nicked one to second slip starting a short collapse.
England will play Pakistan in the second Test at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton. The hosts lead the series 1-0 having won the first Test in stunning fashion. Both teams will fight out for a result in the second match and will pray the weather and conditions in Southampton remains favourable for the match to take place.
Azhar Ali and Abid Ali survived a dropped catch off Anderson and two run-out chances before Ali misjudged the pitch and swept straight to Woakes at midwicket. He was hit on the chest by a Dom Bess delivery that turned sharply and immediately decided to take on the spinner but perished on the next delivery.
Pakistan begin their three-Test match series against England on Wednesday with the opening game in Manchester and ahead of the clash, Sarim wanted to send his voice of support and cheer for his beloved side. The London-based resident had a video message for the Pakistan team, which was tweeted by the official Twitter account of the PCB.
Pakistan held England to draws in both of their last two visits to the country for Test series and will hope for a similar result when they face Joe Root’s men in the upcoming series. Both sides have faced each other 83 times in Test matches with England winning 25 times and Pakistan emerging victorious times.