Day 3: Pakistan in trouble with three wickets down at Lunch

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James Anderson celebrates Azhar Ali's wicket - AFP

Pakistan are in deep trouble against England in the second Test of the series as they are trailing by 141 runs in the second inning with three wickets down.

Pakistan managed to wrap up England’s inning on 363 runs on the third day of the Leeds Test with the courtesy of Mohammad Abbas, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali who took one wicket apiece.

Jos Buttler played aggressively on the third day and remained not out on 80 runs.

Faheem Ashraf took three, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir took two wickets each, while Shadab Khan struck once.

When Pakistani batsmen came out to bat, England’s bowlers once again troubled them with tight line and length and controlled swing.

Azhar Ali was the first man to get out, who missed a full and straight delivery from James Anderson after scoring 11 runs.

Haris Sohail, who looked promising at Lord’s, could not bother England much and just managed to scoop the ball to Dom Bess at cover who took a good one-handed catch on 8 runs.

Pakistan were heavily relying on Asad Shafiq, but his stay was cut short by Stuart Broad, who bowled on his legs, all Shafiq could manage was to glove it to Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps. Umpire did not give him out immediately, but Joe Root took the review and it showed that ball just kissed the gloves on its way to the keeper. He scored just 5 runs.

The in-experienced pair of Imam Ul Haq and Usman Salahuddin are at the crease for Pakistan.

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