Azhar Ali trapped in front by Jack Leach

Imam-ul-Haq (121) and Abdullah Shafique (114) both compiled their third Test century each en route a solid 225-run stand to lead Pakistan’s emphatic reply to England’s first-innings gigantic total of 657. The visitors, however, struck thrice towards the fag end of the extended morning session on Day 3 to leave Pakistan to rebuild post Lunch with 359 runs adrift. The pacers returned for a burst with the old ball but ended up conceding a couple of boundaries to Babar Azam (28*) and Azhar Ali (27).

Brief scores: Pakistan 298/3 (Imam-ul-Haq 121, Abdullah Shafique 114; Jack Leach 2-102) trail England 657, by 359 runs