Pak vs Eng Final test: Leach’s triple strike leaves Pakistan struggling in 3rd test

PAK Vs ENG Final test innings
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PAK Vs ENG Final test innings

Jack Leach triple strike

England is chasing a rare 3-0 clean sweep in its first tour to Pakistan in 17 years. After winning the first two tests by 74 and 26 runs respectively

England left-arm spinner Jack Leach took three wickets in six balls. Which leaves Pakistan in trouble at 99-3 in the third and final test on Monday. Let us look at PAK Vs ENG Final test innings in detail.

After trailing by 50 runs in the first innings, Pakistan got ahead by just three runs on Day 3. When the top order crashed against Leach on a slow-turning wicket where spinners dominated from the other side.

PAK vs ENG Final innings Score

Saud Shakeel (28) and captain Babar Azam (13) were unbeaten at lunch with Pakistan ahead by 49 runs.

England is chasing a 3-0 clean sweep series in its first tour to Pakistan in 17 years. After winning the first two tests by 74 and 26 runs. While Playing on a flat and slow-turning pitches, with their aggressive brand of test cricket.

Babar survived a LBW with DRS referral against Leach and lefthanded Shakeel survived off the short-pitched deliveries. From Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson to survive the first session

Former captain Azhar Ali had a disappointing end to his 97-test career as the Batter fell without scoring in his last innings. Additionally, Leach knocked back his off stump with a sharp turning delivery.

England players applauded and shook hands with Azhar before he took the final guard with his wife and two sons among a sparse crowd at the National Stadium

Azhar faced only four balls against Leach, and there England players again shook hands with him for one last time and showed that it is true gentlemen’s game. Azhar was given a guard of honour by his teammates on the edge of the boundary line. Then after he slowly walked back into the dressing room for the last time.

Resuming on 21-0, Shan Masood (24) started promisingly, smashing Joe Root for three boundaries and a six before the off-spinner was taken out of the attack after two overs. Abdullah Shafique wiped off the 50-run deficit with a pulled boundary against Mark Wood’s 140kph bouncer before Leach struck thrice without conceding a run.

Lefthanded Masood bowled playing an extra ordinary reverse sweep as the ball clipped the bottom edge of his bat before hitting the leg stump.

Four balls later, Leach sent Azhar back after then Shafique (26) the trap of the plumb lbw on the front foot to leave Pakistan on the mat.

Pakistan Vs England Final test innings: Lunch Break

Pakistan 304 and 99 for 3 (Shakeel 28*, Babar 13*) lead England 354 by 49 runs.

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