Pakistan v England: first Test, day five – live

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37th over: Pakistan 115-3 (Shakeel 37, Rizwan 16) target 343 Pakistan suddenly looking for singles and searching for gaps. A nice flick from Shakeel brings a couple from the last ball of Jacks’ over.

36th over: Pakistan 111-3 (Shakeel 34, Rizwan 15) target 343 Leach, a beauty passes the bat, before Rizwan tucks into a long hop, sending it spinning through the covers. An sprawling piece of fielding on the rope cuts off another boundary.

35th over: Pakistan 104-3 (Shakeel 33, Rizwan 9) target 343 Rizwan’s previous record for being marooned on 0 was 13 balls. And, at last, to his 24th ball, he is off the mark with an ugly slog-sweep for four off Will Jacks, and then he advances down the pitch and screams the ball over midwicket. He goes for the third consecutive boundary, a sweep but gets in a hyperactive muddle. A captain’s whisper must have been served up with the drinks.

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This article was written by Tanya Aldred (now) and James Wallace (later) and originally published on