James Anderson picked up five wickets in the first innings of the third Test. (Source: Twitter)

England bowlers had a great outing on the third day of third Test against Pakistan after the visiting team was bundled out for 273 in the first innings. England who took the first-innings lead of 310 en-forced the follow on.

Riding on a fifer from James Anderson, England dominated the Pakistan side in the first innings. While Anderson picked up five, Stuart Broad scalped a couple of wickets. Chris Woakes and Dominic Bess picked up a wicket apiece.

For Pakistan it was captain Azhar Ali and Mohammad Rizwan who tried to steady the ship for the side. Ali remained unbeaten at 141 while Rizwan scored a half-century before getting out to Woakes.

Earlier, England thoroughly dominated the second day’s play against Pakistan in Southampton after the hosts compiled a mammoth total of 583/8 (D). Zak Crawley who completed his ton on Day 1 went on to score his maiden double hundred while Jos Buttler too notched up a century in the process. Crawley scored 267 while Buttler got 152.

Chris Woakes later chipped in with 40 runs while Dom Bess scored an unbeaten 27.

In reply, Pakistan had a dismal start to the proceedings as they were reduced to 24/3 before the stumps. James Anderson scalped all the three wickets on the day as the visiting team lost Shan Masood, Abid Ali and Babar Azam.


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