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England v Pakistan: third Test, day three – live!

This is England v Pakistan, but not as we know it. The two teams have reversed their traditional roles in this series. England are full of flair and a bit reckless, brilliant one minute and pretty ordinary the next. They are also emotional and inclined to argue with umpires before apologising in a transparent and futile attempt to avoid being done by the match referee.

Pakistan, by contrast, are resourceful, disciplined, unobtrusive and have few stars. They are also stealthy, and have taken control of this match without overwhelming England at any point. Pakistan resume on 257 for three, a deficit of 40, and if they get through the first hour without too much damage they will fancy their chances of a match-winning lead. England, hot and cold England, need one of their magic bursts with the second new ball. If they restrict Pakistan to a lead of under 100, they will be right in the match.

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