Lord’s (May 26, 2018): Buttler and DM Bess 125 runs partnership provided England with some sigh of relive after Pakistan bowlers destructive bowling as England has a lead of a 52-run at the stump of the third day of the first Test at Lord’s.
But it is unlikely to be enough. Tomorrow is a new day and both batsmen will have to play themselves in again. An unbeaten 125-run partnership for the seventh wicket, yes, but what happened earlier in the day – when England were 110/6, was pretty poor stuff. Pakistan were on fire in mid-afternoon, but the evening belongs to England, who lead by 56 and live to fight another session, at least. Thanks for your company: the emails have been as entertaining as the ebb-and-flow.
Buttler on 66 with six fours while Bess on 55 with eight fours as they will start the fourth day.
Muhammad Abbas, Muhammad Amir and Shadab Khan each shared two wickets.Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed for 363 in response to England´s first innings 184 with the lead of 179 runs, on the third day of the first Test.
The injury has set Babar to sideline for at least six weeks, meaning he had been ruled out of the second and final Test of the England series.