Pakistan fight back in second innings

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day
After the early loss of James Taylor, Jonny Bairstow also fell in the first hour© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAfter the early loss of James Taylor, Jonny Bairstow also fell in the first hour
He was bowled for 43 by an arm-ball from Zulfiqar Babar© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHe was bowled for 43 by an arm-ball from Zulfiqar Babar
Pakistan's captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, was delighted with the breakthrough© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesPakistan's captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, was delighted with the breakthrough
However, Samit Patel counter-attacked gamely as England took a first-innings lead© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHowever, Samit Patel counter-attacked gamely as England took a first-innings lead
Adil Rashid hung on for 52 balls in a 40-run stand for the seventh wicket© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAdil Rashid hung on for 52 balls in a 40-run stand for the seventh wicket
Shortly after lunch, Patel was bowled for 42 by a perfect legbreak from Yasir Shah© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesShortly after lunch, Patel was bowled for 42 by a perfect legbreak from Yasir Shah
The initial assumption was that Ben Stokes would not bat after his fielding injury© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesThe initial assumption was that Ben Stokes would not bat after his fielding injury
However, after a gentle warm-up during the lunch-break ...© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHowever, after a gentle warm-up during the lunch-break ...
... Stokes came out to bat with heavy strapping on his damaged collarbone© Getty Images
© Getty Images... Stokes came out to bat with heavy strapping on his damaged collarbone
He added 10 runs for the tenth wicket with Stuart Broad to hand England a lead of 72© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHe added 10 runs for the tenth wicket with Stuart Broad to hand England a lead of 72
However, England struggled to exert control in Pakistan's second innings© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesHowever, England struggled to exert control in Pakistan's second innings
... with Mohammad Hafeez leading the fightback with a well-earned half-century© Getty Images
© Getty Images... with Mohammad Hafeez leading the fightback with a well-earned half-century
Moeen Ali struggled to exert control as Pakistan's openers erased the deficit© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesMoeen Ali struggled to exert control as Pakistan's openers erased the deficit
... but a terrible mix-up led to Azhar Ali's run-out and a glimmer for England© Getty Images
© Getty Images... but a terrible mix-up led to Azhar Ali's run-out and a glimmer for England
James Anderson removed Shoaib Malik first ball and Pakistan also lost Younis Khan before the close© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesJames Anderson removed Shoaib Malik first ball and Pakistan also lost Younis Khan before the close
But Hafeez remained unbeaten on 97 as Pakistan finished the day with a lead of 74© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesBut Hafeez remained unbeaten on 97 as Pakistan finished the day with a lead of 74

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  • Tom on November 3, 2015, 15:09 GMT

    The fourth day will now be the critical one. If Pakistan fold relatively cheaply in the morning (as England did today after battling well yesterday) then England have plenty of overs to knock off a modest target, barring a horror collapse like that of 2012. If Pakistan bats out the best part of three sessions they will have enough of a lead that England will struggle to chase it down in the time available, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the England batsmen caught in two minds and end up losing. The pattern so far in the match has suggested the morning session is often harder to negotiate than the previous evening, so it's not a done deal for Pakistan by any means, but they certainly have the advantage at the moment.

  • Abrar on November 3, 2015, 14:54 GMT

    no mention of Shoaib Malik 4wickets... he made a big Dent in English batting line up and major role in restricting England to 306.

  • Syed on November 3, 2015, 12:36 GMT

    nice brief.. time saving yet elaborative yet pictorial. Was Pakistan's day.

  • Mudassir on November 3, 2015, 12:04 GMT

    It's seems Cook have no plan to surrender Pakistan specially his spinners are not looking so physically fit as it is evident on 3rd day after tea session. I think injury of Ben Stokes can bi lethal for English team...may be

  •   Sameer Malik on November 3, 2015, 11:59 GMT

    it was a good day for Pakistan.. The day in pics is quite innovative idea and interesting one..

  • Nawaz on November 3, 2015, 11:59 GMT

    Nice pics indeed. Well done.

  • Asgher on November 3, 2015, 11:58 GMT

    Pakistan go for the draw n Win the series!! Let BenStoke pull his hair out.

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