As the series stands at 1-0, the third test match between ENG vs PAK is already underway and England is batting first today as Joe Root won the toss first time in this 3 test series. Both the English openers have already departed in the first innings but Zak Crawley is showing great intent as he has crossed the 50 run individual mark. Pressure is definitely going to be on skipper Azhar Ali as Pakistan hasn’t lost a test series in England since 2010.
Pakistan is going with the same side with which they have gone with in the previous test and thankfully they are giving another chance to Fawad Alam who made his comeback in the team after 11 long years of wait but unfortunately got out on a duck in the 1st innings of the second test. Joe Root on the other hand has made one change in the England team as Jofra Archer is playing this match in place on Sam Curren.
England Playing XI – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Pakistan Playing XI – Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah
ENG vs PAK 3rd Test 21 August 2020 – 25 August 2020 Day by Day Updates
Day 1 – England 1st Innings – 332/4 – 90 Overs – Stumps
Day 2 – England 1st Innings – 583/8 Declare – 154.4 Overs – Pakistan 1st Innings – 24/3 – 10.5 Overs – Stumps
Day 3 – Pakistan 1st Innings – 273 All Out – 93 Overs – Stumps
Day 4 – Pakistan 2nd Innings – 100/2 – 56 Overs – Follow On – Stumps
Day 5 – Pakistan 2nd Innings – 187/4 – 83.1 Overs – Follow On – Stumps
Match ended in a draw
As far as our prediction for this third and final test match between England and Pakistan goes well we are expecting England to emerge out as the winner as Pakistan needs to pull out a rabbit out of the hat if they really want to end this series in a draw. Also if Pakistan loses by 2-0 then this pressure will definitely reflect upon the upcoming T20 series as England is quite a force to reckon with now a days when it comes to limited overs cricket.