England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights: England, batting first vs Pakistan on Day 1 in the 3rd Test in Southampton, ended the day with 332/4 after 90 overs. Zak Crawley (171*) and Jos Buttler (87*) are the unbeaten batsmen who will resume the innings on Day 2 of this deciding Test.
England lost Rory Burns in the slips to Shaheen Afridi for 6 early on. Zak Crawley came out swinging, as Dominic Sibley played the role of defensive foil, taking the score to 48/1 at the end of the first hour. Crawley kept attacking, but the hosts lost Sibley for 22 at the other end to Yasir Shah. Crawley brought up his 50, his second consecutive one, with a boundary off the last ball of the morning session. England reached the Lunch break at 91/2, with Joe Root having joined Crawley. Naseem Shah removed Root for 29 after the Lunch break. Ollie Pope fell for 3 to Yasir soon after, even as Crawley crawled along. At the Tea break, England were 184/4, with Crawley unbeaten on 97 and Buttler unbeaten on 24. Crawley scored his 100, his first Test 100, in the first over as the third session began. The pair remained undefeated till the end of the day, adding 205 runs for the partnership on what turned out to be a punishing day for Pakistan.