At the Lunch of the Day 1 of the third test match happening at Southampton between the hosts England and Pakistan, the guests seem to have dominance as they have removed England’s openers earlier.
Rory Burns and Dom Sibley might have been challenging but both of them were dismissed by Shaheen Afridi and Yasir Shah on 6 of 13 and 22 of 47 respectively.
However, Zack Crawley seems dangerous as he is going far beyond expectations smashing 53 runs on just 80 balls. His ongoing inning so far has dragged Three Lions to 91-2 in 28 overs. England’s expectations are now bound with the two batsmen on the strike, Joe Root and Crawley.
Pakistan seem to be dominant as they remove hosts openers at Lunch on Day 1
It is to be noted that Fawad Alam has got another deserving chance after he failed to impress in the first innings of the second test getting a chance to play on an international level straight after eleven years.
He will be batting at number six, in place of Shadab Khan, who is missing his second consecutive test being dropped.
However, the hosts hold the card 1-0 as the second match ended in a draw. Pakistan need to build up their momentum to level the series or else they will be whitewashed by England’s powerful playing XI.
After the test matches will be ended, both sides are to feature in a three-match T20I series.
The sides will be seen in action for T20I series behind closed doors on the mentioned dates below:
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford