England vs Pakistan - Day 3 (1st Test)

At the end of the day 3 (on Saturday) of first Test at Lord’s, the visitor Pakistan is looking strong against the host England. On day 3, England added only 19 runs more to the overnight score (253/7) and were bowled out for 272 runs. Pakistan earned a 67 run lead in the first innings clash.

In the second innings, Pakistan already crossed the 200-run mark despite not getting a good start from the top order batsmen. At the stump of day 3, Pakistan were batting at 214/8 and they are leading by 281 runs.

Brief Scores: Pakistan – 339 & 214/8 (Asad Shafiq 49, Sarfraz Ahmed 45, Chris Woakes 5/31)      

England – 272 (Alastair Cook 81, Joe Root 48, Yasir Shah 6/72)

Here are some statistical highlights are given below of the day 3 of 1stTest:

  1. Starting at the overnight figures of 5/64, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took one more wicket in the second innings of the match. In the second innings of the match, Yasir Shah ended with figures of 29-6-72-6. The figures are the second best by a Pakistan spinner in a Test innings at England soil. The best figure in a Test innings by a Pakistan spinner at England soil was 7/96 by Abdul Qadir against England at The Oval in August 1987.

Yasir Shah’s 6/72 were also the best Test innings figures by a Pakistan spinner at Lord’s and second best Test innings figure by a Pakistan bowler at Lord’s. The best Test innings figure by a Pakistan bowler at Lord’s was 6/32 by Pakistan pacer Mudassar Nazar against England in August 1982.

Also this 6/72 was Yasir Shah’s second best bowling performance in a Test innings. His best bowling performance in a Test innings was 7/76 against Sri Lanka at Galle in June 2015.


  1. Yasir Shah became the highest wicket taking bowler in the first 13 Test. Former Australian pacer Charlie Turner was the previous record holder in this category with 81 wickets in his first 13 Tests. Yasir Shah surpassed him on the day 3 morning after picking up the wicket of Steven Finn. The interesting thing is that Yasir Shah has still one innings left in his 13th Test which can give him a bigger lead in this contest.


  1. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the 4th batsmen to score a century (114) and a duck (0) in their first Test at Lord’s. The other 3 batsmen were: former Australian batsman Sid Barnes (0 & 141 in June 1948), former West Indian batsman Charlie Davis (103 & 0 in June 1969) and former Indian batsman Dilip Vengsarkar (0 & 103 in August 1979).

Also, Misbah became the first Pakistan captain to score a century and a duck in the same Test.


  1. Like first innings, Chris Woakes once again bowled beautifully in the Pakistan’s second innings of the match. Once again Woakes clinched 5-wicket haul and at the end of the day 3 his bowling figure was 17-6-31-5. Before Woakes, last time an English bowler took two 5-wicket hauls in a Lord’s Test was Ian Botham (6/101 & 5/39) in 1978 against New Zealand. Woakes became 12th English bowler and 19th overall bowler to complete two 5-wicket haul in a Lord’s Test.


  1. Woakes already picked up 11 wickets (6/70 & 5/32) in this Test match. It was the 10th time by an English pacer and 16th time by an English bowler to complete 10-wicket haul in a Lord’s Test.

The most Interesting fact is that England had never lost a Test match in the past 15 occasions (won 13 Tests and drawn 2 Tests) where an English bowler complete 10-wicket haul in a Lord’s Test.


  1. Like the 1st innings of the match, Wahab Riaz also scored a duck in the 2nd innings. He became 4th Pakistan batsmen to bag a pair (0 in both innings) in a Lord’s Test. The other 3 Pakistan batsmen were: Iqbal Qasim (1978), Saleem Elahi (2001) and Mohammad Amir (2010).


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