Pakistan build significant lead over England in final Test
LONDON – Pakistan moved on to 417 for seven and a lead of 89 runs over England on the third day of the final test at The Oval on Saturday.
Younus Khan was unbeaten on 147 at lunch after sharing a seventh-wicket partnership of 77 with Sarfraz Ahmed who was the only wicket to fall in the morning session, well caught by diving wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off Chris Woakes for 44.
Pakistan, trailing 2-1 in the series, will look to extend their lead over the hosts who struggled to make the ball move around on a flat pitch with Woakes the pick of the seam bowlers.
Wahab Riaz was not out on one at the interval.
England 1st innings 328 (M. Ali 108, J. Bairstow 55; S. Khan 5-68) Pakistan 1st innings (Overnight: 340-6) S. Aslam lbw b Broad 3 Az. Ali c Bairstow b Ali 49 Y. Shah c Root b Finn 26 A. Shafiq c Broad b Finn 109 Y. Khan not out 147 Misbah-ul-Haq c Hales b Woakes 15 I. Ahmed c Ali b Woakes 4 S. Ahmed c Bairstow b Woakes 44 W. Riaz not out 1 Extras (b-10 lb-5 nb-2 w-2) 19 Total (for 7 wickets, 117 overs) 417 Fall of wickets: 1-3 S. Aslam,2-52 Y. Shah,3-127 Az. Ali,4-277 A. Shafiq,5-316 Misbah-ul-Haq,6-320 I. Ahmed,7-397 S. Ahmed To bat: M. Amir, S. Khan Bowling J. Anderson 25 - 9 - 68 - 0 S. Broad 24 - 5 - 78 - 1(nb-1 w-1) S. Finn 25 - 1 - 95 - 2(w-1) C. Woakes 25 - 8 - 64 - 3 M. Ali 17 - 0 - 92 - 1(nb-1) J. Root 1 - 0 - 5 - 0 Referees Umpire: Marais Erasmus Umpire: Bruce Oxenford TV umpire: Joel Wilson Match referee: Richie Richardson. –Reuters