22 August 2020 12:35
Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the third England vs Pakistan Test at Rose Bowl, Southampton. DAY TWO: FIRST SESSION IN PROGRESS It's raining again, and the players run back to their dressing rooms.. Abbas continues. A probing over to Zak Crawley. He gets some movement after the ball pitches on a good length, and Rizwan, standing up, anticipates and collects it well.
He gets an edge off one of the deliveries, but no harm done. The ball lands safely on the off-side.. A loud shout for lbw. Not given. A short of a length delivery, pitches on leg-stump, hits Buttler just above his knee roll. The DRS is taken, the ball would be going over the stumps. Buttler survives. Players walk back during a rain interruption. - REUTERS. Some movement away from the batsman after pitching on a good length. The keeper is up to the stumps so Crawley can't come out of his crease to play the deliveries. He nearly edges behind. And then he gets an inside edge off a similar delivery - did that move into the batsman? No harm done, though.. Clouds are still around, but it's bright sunshine at Rose Bowl at the moment. Good for play. Asad Shafiq settles in the slips and rubs his palms. All set for play. Abbas will resume his over. Play will begin at 12.40pm local time (1710 IST), and lunch will be taken at 2pm local time (1830 IST). There will be an inspection at 12.10pm local time (1640 IST), informs ESPNcricinfo. It is likely a passing shower. We'll be back when there's some news.. Short of a length from Mohammad Abbas, it's steered to point by Buttler but no run. Abbas bowls straighter, Buttler defends the ball to leg and takes a single. Players walking off in bright sunshine; the groundsmen make their way in. It's raining. 336/4 in 95.4 overs. Zak Crawley shapes up to defend a delivery but is beaten.. Buttler leaves four deliveries alone outside the off-stump and then gets a straighter one. He defends it to the leg side and scampers for a single. Crawley leaves the last ball alone as well.. An excellent delivery from Abbas. Short of a length, moving away just slightly. Crawley shuffles across to the off-side to play the ball, it goes past the bat.. Short of a length from Shaheen, it's pushed to cover by Buttler. All other deliveries in the over are left alone calmly by Buttler.. Mohammad Abbas comes on to bowl his 22nd over. Defended off the front foot or left alone by Zak Crawley, except on the last delivery. Crawley drives but squirts it to point off the outside edge. No run. Another maiden over. Jos Buttler (right) has a word with wicketkeeping coach Bruce French ahead of the second day's play.. The line is the usual one: going across the right hander from over the wicket. All six deliveries are left alone by Jos Buttler. The ball is 11 overs old.. The batsmen come out wearing sweaters. It is cool in Southampton right now: 19 degrees celcius. Shaheen to bowl the first over of the day.. Welcome to Day Two. Yesterday's century by Zak Crawley was his first in Test cricket and two of his three half-centuries have come in the last two months. Of course, he's also registered scores of 0, 10 and 11 in three innings against the West Indies. Now he just needs 29 more runs to score a double-century. What's the weather going to be like for today? "Strong winds and light rain showers," says the BBC. "Rather windy this afternoon but bright with spells of sunshine and a few scattered showers drifting in from the west at times." So we should expect a near-full day's play today even if there are interruptions. - Zak Crawley realises dream with ton against Pakistan How Zak Crawley dominated Pakistan with a sublime century. Here are the highlights. Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler have put on 205 runs for the fifth wicket already. It's the ninth-highest partnership for England for the fifth wicket. Many of those runs were scored in the final session of Day One, when Pakistan's bowlers were a bit tired. The big question is: can the seamers get them out and bring their team back in the contest in the morning session? Remember, Pakistan has to win this Test to prevent its first series defeat in England since 2010. Here's the report of the first day's play if you missed out on all the action yesterday. Where and when can you watch Pakistan vs England LIVE? Pakistan vs England will be aired LIVE only on SONY SIX channels from 3.30 pm onwards. It will be available for live streaming on SONY LIV.