ENGLAND - PAKISTAN

England v Pakistan 3rd test scoreboard, 2nd day

The tourists replied to England's first innings total of 297 all by easing to 257 for three on the second day of the third test at Edgbaston.

England v Pakistan 3rd test scoreboard, 2nd day
PAUL ELLIS AFP

England - Pakistan 2nd day, 3rd test

Azhar Ali's patient century lifted Pakistan to 257 for three and a dominant position on the second day of the third test against England at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Replying to the home team's 297 all out, Azhar shared a second-wicket partnership of 181 with Sami Aslam on the way to an excellent knock of 139 as England endured a frustrating day in the field.

England 1st innings 297 (G. Ballance 70, M. Ali 63; S. Khan 5-96)

Pakistan 1st innings

M. Hafeez c Ballance b Anderson 0

S. Aslam run out (, Vince) 82

Az. Ali c Cook b Woakes 139

Y. Khan not out 21

Extras (b-2 lb-12 nb-1) 15

Total (for 3 wickets, 90 overs) 257

Fall of wickets:

1-0 M. Hafeez, 2-181 S. Aslam, 3-257 Az. Ali

To bat: Misbah-ul-Haq, A. Shafiq, S. Ahmed, M. Amir, R. Ali, Y. Shah, S. Khan

Bowling

J. Anderson 19 - 6 - 32 - 1

S. Broad 19 - 3 - 49 - 0(nb-1)

S. Finn 16 - 3 - 44 - 0

C. Woakes 19 - 3 - 52 - 1

M. Ali 15 - 2 - 63 - 0

J. Vince 1 - 0 - 2 - 0

J. Root 1 - 0 - 1 - 0