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ENG vs PAK, 2018: Twitter Reacts as Pakistan Bowlers Let England Loose

Mohammad Amir
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

After ending day two at 350 for eight, Pakistan had a chance to wrap it on the third day of the Test match, thereby, becoming the only visiting team to do so at the hallowed turfs of Lord’s.

However, James Anderson and Mark Wood completed the formalities by taking the last two wickets of Pakistan, after conceding a massive lead of 179.

Furthermore, the Three Lions had their task cut out to first erase the deficit and put on a substantial lead, in order to get back into the Test match.

Hosts, England, received a major blow up front as Mohammad Abbas continued his dominance even in the second innings, as he removed Alastair Cook in his very first over.

Dom Bess drives down the ground, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord’s 3rd day, May 26, 2018

Shadab Khan emulated Abbas as he deceived a solid Mark Stoneman in his first over, as England were reduced to 37 for two at Lunch.

Unfortunately, Dawid Malan received a nasty blow to the head by a bouncer from Hasan Ali but later resumed his innings.

That said, the talking point was the magic spell from Mohammad Amir, when he dismissed Malan and Jonny Bairstow in quick succession while delivering a couple of beauties.

Ben Stokes, later, did not offer much resistance and fell victim to a brilliant delivery from Shadab Khan to give his second wicket.

Mohammad Amir celebrates as England collapse, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord’s 3rd day, May 26, 2018.

Joe Root present at the crease, showed his class while witnessing wickets falling at the other end. Root scored an elegant 68, which consisted of eight glorious boundaries before Abbas trapped him in front of the stumps.

In no time, England was reduced to 110 for six when their captain walked back into the dressing, as the Three Lions looked at a humiliating innings defeat.

Just when the England supporters feared the worst, debutants Jos Buttler and Dominic Bess forged a face-saving partnership, to first erase the deficit and then take away a heartening lead of 56 runs at Stumps on Day three.

Mohammad Abbas trapped Alastair Cook lbw, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord’s 3rd day, May 26, 2018

Moreover, the two notched up their maiden half-centuries, with the help of their unbeaten partnership of 125 runs for the seventh-wicket. Inform Buttler scored a sensible 63, which contained six boundaries, to show that he has the game for red-ball cricket.

In addition, Buttler was ably supported by Bess at the other end, to end up with 51 runs, with England at 231-6 on Stumps, with a possibility of a win through the backdoors.

Also, here’s how Twitter Reacted following resistance from England:

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