Zak Crawley remained unbeaten at 171 on Day 1 of the third Test. (Source:

England had a brilliant day at the office in Southampton on Friday after the hosts piled up 332/4 on the first day of the third Test against Pakistan.

Batting first, England lost Rory Burns early but Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley steadied the ship for the side and put a partnership of 61 runs for the second wicket before Sibley departed for 22 after Yasir Shah trapped him in front of the stumps.

Crawley continued his lethal batting from one end while England lost Joe Root and Ollie Pope but Jos Buttler who came in at number six held the innings well. Buttler alongwith Crawley compiled a stand of 205 runs before the stumps were called.

Crawley was unbeaten at 171 while Buttler was at 87.

For Pakistan, Yasir Shah picked up a couple of wickets while Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah scalped a wicket apiece. England lead the three-match series 1-0 after they won the first Test while the second was ended in a draw after rain played a spoilsport.


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