England vs Pakistan (ENG vs PAK) 3rd Test Day 2 takes place at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton with Richard Illingworth / Michael Gough as umpires. England had won the toss and elected to bat.
England resumed Day 2 on 332/4, with Zak Crawley (171*) and Jos Buttler (87*) resuming their 205-run stand. England dominated the opening day of the third and final match of the series against Pakistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton with the hosts leading 1-0. Pakistan, on the other hand faced a tough task getting back into a match that looked like going its way when England was reduced to 127/4 following the dismissals of Joe Root (29) and Ollie Pope (5). The tourists then lost control amid the shot-making of Crawley and Buttler, with even the reliable Yasir Shah losing his way and getting hit for 107 off 28 overs. The afternoon session resumed at 2.40 pm with Charles Richardson on the opening side. The date when Jos Buttler arrived at the crease to begin his maiden Test century was August 21, 2018; the date when he arrived at the crease to begin his second was August 21, 2020. He was assumed to join the 99-and-out club, but survived to notch up his second Test hundred.
As England and Pakistan play the third and final Test at Rose Bowl, Southampton; rain has halted the play twice in the morning session. That rain-affected session saw 18 overs bowled and 41 runs scored. England’s batsmen have been steady in their accumulation, but Pakistan’s bowlers luck seemed to have deserted them.