England vs Pakistan LIVE third Test score: Day four commentary – TV, cricket live stream today

Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s coverage of England vs Pakistan.

James Anderson claimed his 29th five-wicket haul to move within two scalps of 600 as England bowled Pakistan out for 273 yesterday.

Pakistan looked down and out at 75/5 but an incredible innings of 141* from captain Azhar Ali largely frustrated the hosts.

After three wickets at the end of day two, Anderson added another early on before claiming his fifth with the final ball of the day.


England enforced the follow on but were halted by bad light. They’ll return this morning looking to wrap up the series.

Will Macpherson and Matt Davies will bring you all the action from day four of the third Test at the Ageas Bowl…

Live Updates

Will Macpherson at the Ageas Bowl

Right, so England have enforced the follow on – does Anderson have time to take two more wickets? They will have 27 minutes at Pakistan’s top order.

WICKET

Wicket! Naseem c Sibley b Anderson 0

PAK all out 273

That’s it! Anderson has his 598th wicket as Naseem edges to Sibley at slip in the final delivery of the over! That’s Anderson’s 29th five-wicket haul! 

England have enforced the follow on. They get another new ball and they go again!

PAK 273/9 (92 overs)

Azhar 141, Naseem 0 

Again, it’s brilliant batting by Azhar, who moves ever closer to the 150 mark. He drives through extra cover for two, before whacking one through midwicket for another boundary. 

England have what they want though – six balls at Naseem. 

PAK 267/9 (91 overs)

Azhar 135, Naseem 0 

Frustration for England. Anderson bowls six deliveries at Azhar, who defends the first five before grabbing a single in the sixth to stay on strike. 

It’ll be Archer in next. How he would have liked to have bowled at Naseem. 

PAK 266/9 (90 overs)

Azhar 134, Naseem 0 

Have that. Textbook shot by Azhar, who drives straight through mid-on for a boundary. The newcomer Naseen Shah then survives two balls after Azhar took a single. 

WICKET

PAK 260/8 (88 overs)

Azhar 129, Abbas 0 

With renewed energy after his dropped shot the over before, Azhar hits Broad for back-to-back boundaries to take his tally to 129. 

His terrific innings then nearly comes to an end in what would be such unfortunate fashion. After a mix up with Abbas, he dives back into his crease with Broad also getting down to chuck the ball at the stumps.

It hits, but Azhar was just back in the nick of time. 

PAK 252/8 (87 overs)

Azhar 121, Abbas 0 

Anderson is absolutely fuming here! He’s got his head in his hands in disbelief. Sat on 597 wickets, he sees two balls inexplicably dropped! 

First, Azhar finds the edge going for an ambitious drive that flies off Burns’ hands and out for a boundary. Not the easiest, but should have been taken. 

Second, Abbas edges straight to Crawley at fourth slip. In and out. That had to stick – but alas, it didn’t.  

A flying Buttler in action! 

Photo: Getty

PAK 247/8 (86 overs)

Azhar 116, Abbas 0 

Wicket maiden for Broad and England simply look a different side with the new ball. Pakistan trail by 336 and are in real trouble. 

Will Macpherson at the Ageas Bowl

Terrific grab from Buttler. That lightmeter check is happening now, but we are all good.​

WICKET

Wicket! Shaheen c Buttler b Broad 3

PAK 247/8 (85.1 overs)

What a catch that is! Buttler is having a fine, fine Test, both with bat and behind the stumps, where he has received hefty criticism of late. 

Broad sends a short ball in that, in all honesty, Shaheen didn’t need to play at. He tickles it wide right of Buttler, who dives for a superb one-handed catch. Incredible. 

PAK 247/7 (85 overs)

Azhar 116, Shaheen 3

Big shout from England for an lbw on Azhar! Umpire Gough shakes his head but that’s mighty close! There were two noises there, but if that’s not hit bat that’s out! England can’t take it upstairs with no reviews remaining. A replay shows there was bat, however. Good decision. 

Will Macpherson at the Ageas Bowl

It’s quite dark here now. I reckon the light meter could be out there by the end of the over.

PAK 246/7 (84 overs)

Azhar 116, Shaheen 2

Azhar continues to score, cutting it to point for a couple as Pope sprints away to avoid the boundary. You feel Archer should be getting a go at the Pakistan tail at some point! 

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TV and live stream details

TV: The match will be shown on Sky Sports Cricket (Sky: 405, Virgin: 504) and Sky Sports Main Event (Sky: 401, Virgin; 501).

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