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| On Updated : Aug 21, 2020 8:03 PM IST

WATCH: Naseem Shah bowls unplayable ball to dismiss Joe Root

The 3rd and final test of the summer between England and Pakistan started today with all to play for both the teams as all the 3 results can have a significant impact on the series. With England leading the series 1-0, the 40 points is what both the teams will be looking for in this test.

Joe Root in absolute shock after his dismissal

England won the toss and opted to bat first and rightly so, the pitch was on the drier side. Pakistan's new ball pair in Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas bowled brilliantly as Shaheen Afridi removed Rory Burns with a beautiful delivery
But it was the ball from the 17 year old right-arm fast bowler in Naseem Shah that turned out to be the ball of the series as he dismissed the out-of-form England captain Joe Root with an absolute peach of a delivery.

The ball that was pitched on a good length seamed away a whopping 1.25 degrees away from the batsman which the batsman couldn’t do much but to edge it. The English captain Joe Root's

awful run with the bat continues and it’s these type of unplayable deliveries that he is getting out to is a tough phase which he has to overcome with the help of some luck.

Zak Crawley continues his steady form

The match is evenly poised with both the teams hanging in there as no team has a clear edge at this point in time. England will be the happier side at the moment as they have lost only 4 wickets and have added 150 runs already. Their #3 batsman in Zak Crawley continues to impress everyone with his good form as he is playing a very good hand and is 20 runs short of a century.
England have dropped Sam Curran and included Jofra Archer as their lone off-spinner in Dom Bess continues to get a game once again.

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