Pakistan's second innings lies in tatters at 137 for 8. But in the larger frame, the tourists are still ahead in the match, after they contained the hosts to 219 in the first innings, thanks largely to Yasir Shah’s four wickets with a cumulative lead of 244 runs at the end of Day 3.
On Day 1, Pakistan reinforced that they have come adequately prepared and that they would not be cowed down by England’s battery of bowlers. And for once, England’s four-pronged pace attack failed to take charge of the game.
Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi and the wily leggie Yasir Shah could make this series Pakistan's. They present an unknown challenge to England, and there is plenty of reason to tune in to watch them bowl.
Since returning to the team, Stuart Broad has enjoyed a terrific run of form. If his six wickets were crucial in setting up a series-levelling win, his all-round produce on Saturday has put England on course of reclaiming the Wisden Trophy.
The two special deliveries have made Stuart Broad and Shannon Gabriel the game changers in the ongoing England-West Indies series. Both of these are also bowled by India's Mohammad Shami – but with a different twist.
Liverpool crowned Premier League champions: There were times when Liverpool were stretched, pushed and shoved, but they hung on, drawing games that they could have lost, and winning games that they could have drawn.
With live sport action, including the IPL, expected to take place without spectators, memorabilia-seekers are facing a crisis. Amidst the uncertainty, all the autograph seekers agree on one thing: “The next autograph will be the sweetest of their lives.”
Though competitive sport has resumed in different parts of the world without spectators and with stringent regulations — the English, German and Spanish football leagues, for instance — it was back to pre-Covid days in Auckland, and Dunedin the day before.