Bairstow was unbeaten on 82 and Moeen 60 not out at the close with England in a good position to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series if they can bowl out the touring side on the final day. After resuming on 120 for no wicket, England lost captain Alastair Cook for 66, driving a wide ball from Sohail Khan to point where Yasir Shah took a fine diving catch.
Alex Hales, on 54, then edged Mohammad Amir to Younus Khan at second slip and with the Pakistan seamers bowling wide of off stump to restrict the scoring rate, Joe Root and James Vince cautiously took the total to 183 for two at lunch. Root, struggling with a back problem and dropped on 25, made 62 before he top-edged Shah to short fine leg. Vince was eight runs short of his first Test half-century when he hung his bat out to a wide ball from Amir and Younus took another neat slip catch. Gary Ballance made a patient 28 before he turned a ball from Shah to Asad Shafiq at leg slip but the arrival of Moeen at the crease changed the tempo of the game. Bairstow went on the attack and reached his eighth Test fifty, off 83 balls, while Moeen displayed his full repertoire of wristy strokes and hit eight fours in a sparkling knock.
As it happened!
2201 hrs IST: With this win, England take 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series against Pakistan
2200 hrs IST: All over! Moeen Ali breaks the frustrating stand, Pakistan bowled out for 201; lose the third Test by 141 runs
2156 hrs IST: The last-wicket pair pushes Pakistan score over 200 now. It’s frustrating England, but entertaining the viewers and spectators
2146 hrs IST: Pakistan need 153 runs, England one wicket to go 2-1 up in the four-match Test series
2144 hrs IST: The last wicket pair of Khan and Ali continue to frustrate England, who are a wicket away from win
2139 hrs IST: FOUR! Sohail runs down the track and hits it high and straight
2132 hrs IST: FOUR! Sohail Khan swings hard and keeps padding up his score
2125 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahat Ali thrashes at the ball, gets it over the slips, Pak- 185/9
2120 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahat lifts it through point for a boundary
2025 hrs IST: Pakistan go into tea at 148/7
2020 hrs IST: Chris Woakes, with 23 wickets in the series, has joined James Anderson as the highest wicket-taker in a series between England and Pakistan
2015 hrs IST: England would be eyeing a win now
2000 hrs IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust as Pakistan lose Sarfraz… Pak 125/6
1945 hrs IST: WICKET! Woakes to Asad Shafiq, OUT, appeal for lbw! given! But Shafiq goes for a review.
1930 hrs IST: WICKET! Misbah is gone and this time it’s Steven Finn… Pakistan 124/4
1915 hrs IST: Pakistan go past 100 runs
1910 hrs IST: FIFTY! Sami Aslam has completed his half century
1900 hrs IST: WICKET! Anderson to Younis Khan, OUT, he strikes! England sense something here
1845 hrs IST: Sami Aslam is nearing his fifty… Pakistan 91/2
1830 hrs IST: Moeen Ali picks up Azhar Ali and Pakistan now are 80/2
1815 hrs IST: Broad to Azhar Ali, no run, a bouncer, angles in, Azhar ducks
1800 hrs IST: The Pakistan batsmen would be in a dilemma though, as they have sometime in the day left
17:20 hrs IST: Root to Sami Aslam, no run, gets to the pitch of this on off stump and steers it to point and with a round of applause, we are off to lunch
1700 hrs IST: Pakistan go past 50-run mark
1645 hrs IST: Woakes to Sami Aslam, no run, moves around the stumps for a back of a length ball just outside off, left alone
1630 hrs IST: Finn to Sami Aslam, FOUR
1615 hrs IST: WICKET! Just pulls a short ball straight down long leg’s throat. It wasn’t a full on bouncer, Hafeez swivelled on a pull, didn’t keep it down, and could hardly have made it easier for Woakes
1600 hrs IST hrs IST: Pakistan won’t really be looking to go after the target
1557 hrs IST: Stuart Broad keeps the new ball. Three slips and a gully in place for him
1555 hrs IST: Anderson start the proceedings with a maiden
1545 hrs IST: So, there we go, England have done what they wanted this morning. Four overs. Moeen biffed it, the others didn’t. Pakistan need 343 in 84 overs. Reckon England have got that about right. There will be debate, as ever.
1532 hrs IST: WICKET! Pakistan pick early scalp on final day… Sohail sends Bairstow back
1530 hrs IST: So much is happening… Review called by Misbah
1527 hrs IST: Moeen Ali wants to cause that early damage
1525 hrs IST: England begin final day’s play at 414/5, lead by 311 runs.
Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali shared an unbroken partnership of 132 to lift England to 414 for five and a lead of 311 runs over Pakistan on the fourth day of the third Test at Edgbaston on Saturday.