It was an incredible tale of a turnaround of fortunes as the Joe Root-led England side scripted a sensational fightback to put themselves back right into the contest. What looked like a lost affair, after an extremely mediocre batting display was amended by the Three Lions bowlers who added onto the late drama on Day 3.
On a day which saw 14 wickets fall, Day 4 promises to be a cliffhanger although Pakistan have the upper hand still, with runs on the board and a very tasty pace attack in their arsenal.
Pakistan, who reduced England to 219 in the first innings enjoyed a lead of 107 runs to capitalize and setup a big chase for the hosts. However, they suffered a batting collapse as the visitors fell prey to the England pacers, losing lost 7 wickets in the third and final session. The Green Shirts ended the day at 137/8 with a lead of 244 runs.
Earlier, England started Day 3 trailing by 234 runs after Pakistan pacers run terror through the English top order last night. The lethal pace combination of Afridi-Shah-Abbas struck early in the England innings as the hosts lost 4 quick wickets late on Day 2. Ollie Pope scored the highest for his side with a steely knock of 62 to propel his side to a respectable total of 219.