England vs Pakistan 3rd Test, Southampton Weather Today: Pakistan would aim to bat their way through on the fifth and final day of the third Test between England and Pakistan. The equation favours the hosts as they are just eight wickets shy of completing an impressive victory to close the three-match series 2-0.
Pakistan, on the other hand, are in backfoot but one thing that can make the difference in losing and winning will be captain Azhar Ali’s performance. Babar Azam, who is also present at the crease, will also look to step up forward and help his side save the game.
Pakistan are currently playing at 100/2 and are trailing by 210 runs in the second innings. Courtesy to Zak Crawley’s 267 and Jos Butler’s 152, England piled 583/8 on the board in their first innings. They then bundled the visitors on 273.
However, the weather on Tuesday in Southampton could hinder England’s plan, predicting heavy rain.
ENG vs PAK 3rd Test Day 5, Southampton weather
As far as the weather forecast for the final day is concerned, there’s a rain forecast in the range of 70% between 10:00 am and 11:00 am in Southampton. While in the second half, the weather is likely to remain mostly cloudy.
The future of the final day will largely depend on the amount of rain in the morning hours as there is no forecast for afternoon drizzles. In such a scenario, fans and players should consider themselves very fortunate if they manage to reach to a result in this match.
Anderson will hope that the weather forecast for Tuesday improves so that he gets the chance to reach another milestone.
Already England’s leading test wicket taker, Anderson is behind legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800) of Sri Lanka, Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619).
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