Pakistan v England: first Test day three – live

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101st over: Pakistan 363-3 (Babar 76, Shakeel 17) Jack Leach is off the field, and who can blame him, so Joe Root comes on to make it off-spin from both ends. Probably the least lethal form of bowling ever seen in Pakistan. Still, this is a maiden, which is a victory of sorts. And that’s drinks, with Pakistan cruising again after their attempt at a collapse before lunch. They have now batted for the same number of overs as England, lost seven fewer wickets, and made 294 fewer runs. They’re playing Bab-ball.

100th over: Pakistan 363-3 (Babar 76, Shakeel 17) Morning everyone, thanks Taha and congrats on an assured debut. I am shocked, shocked that nobody from The Guardian was up at 4am to present him with his Test cap. Out in the middle, Jacks continues and the batters help themselves to a few more bites from the buffet. We have now reached the halfway mark in this Test: it had better be a game of two…

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This article was written by Taha Hashim (now) and Tim de Lisle (later) and originally published on