England vs West Indies 2020 Live Score, 1st Test at Manchester, Day 4: Pakistan Look for Wickets Post Tea

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TEA, DAY 4: England 167 for 5, need 110 more runs. England still in the game thanks to Buttler and Woakes. Pakistan hold the edge though, thanks to Yasir once again.

Buttler into the 30s, and scoring at more than a run a ball. Shadab Khan is in now. Let’s see if he can break in.

Buttler and Woakes in a crucial partnership. They’ve added 30 already, and both are striking at more than 100. That’s the intent with which they’re playing.

WICKET! Shaheen Afridi now, gets Pope. Unfortunate for the batsman, that. Impossible to play. Awkward bounce from good length spot, kicks off and goes off the glove to gully region. England 117/5.

ANOTHER REVIEW AND A WICKET! Ben Stokes gone. Superb review this time. Yasir bowls a wrong one from around the stumps, the extra bounce takes a little bit of Stokes’ glove and it’s superbly held by Rizwan. Pakistan review the original decision and win the appeal.

Pakistan waste a review. They badly want Stokes’ wicket and it shows. Naseem with a slower ball that hits the thigh pad, but it’s sliding down with the angle.

WICKET! Naseem Shah gets the big man, Joe Root. Length ball in and around off, Root pokes and nicks to first slip. Gone for 42, England 96/3.

WICKET! Yasir with the breakthrough! Sibley drives, gets an edge to first slip. Expansive shot that, fell right into the trap. An opening for Pakistan. England 86/2.

Both batsmen in their 30s now. Naseem Shah and Yasir Shah are trying, but haven’t yet been able to break through. When will Shadab come on?
 England 81/1.

REVIEW! Dom Sibley is given caught behind off Yasir Shah. Kettleborough took his time to make the decision but he has to change it. No bat there.

Four! Sibley goes down on one knee and flays Naseem through the gully region for a boundary. England have done well here to thwart the opposition initially and kept the scoreboard moving too. England are 42/1. 

OUT! Pakistan finally have their breakthrough with Abbas striking from round the wicket! Traps Burns lbw with a good delivery and Burns has a couple of words to say to the visitors on his way out. Burns gone for 10 and England are 22/1. 

We are back for the final session of the day. We have a fascinating battle on our hands as Buttler will look to get into ODI mode against this very able Pakistan attack. England need 110 more, Pakistan need 5 wickets.

TEA, DAY 4: England 167 for 5, need 110 more runs. England still in the game thanks to Buttler and Woakes. Pakistan hold the edge though, thanks to Yasir once again.

Buttler into the 30s, and scoring at more than a run a ball. Shadab Khan is in now. Let’s see if he can break in.

Buttler and Woakes in a crucial partnership. They’ve added 30 already, and both are striking at more than 100. That’s the intent with which they’re playing.

WICKET! Shaheen Afridi now, gets Pope. Unfortunate for the batsman, that. Impossible to play. Awkward bounce from good length spot, kicks off and goes off the glove to gully region. England 117/5.

ANOTHER REVIEW AND A WICKET! Ben Stokes gone. Superb review this time. Yasir bowls a wrong one from around the stumps, the extra bounce takes a little bit of Stokes’ glove and it’s superbly held by Rizwan. Pakistan review the original decision and win the appeal.

Pakistan waste a review. They badly want Stokes’ wicket and it shows. Naseem with a slower ball that hits the thigh pad, but it’s sliding down with the angle.

WICKET! Naseem Shah gets the big man, Joe Root. Length ball in and around off, Root pokes and nicks to first slip. Gone for 42, England 96/3.

WICKET! Yasir with the breakthrough! Sibley drives, gets an edge to first slip. Expansive shot that, fell right into the trap. An opening for Pakistan. England 86/2.

Both batsmen in their 30s now. Naseem Shah and Yasir Shah are trying, but haven’t yet been able to break through. When will Shadab come on?
 England 81/1.

England doing this steadily here. Pakistan need wickets quickly, or this game will slip away with Ben Stokes to come.

REVIEW! Dom Sibley is given caught behind off Yasir Shah. Kettleborough took his time to make the decision but he has to change it. No bat there.

Four runs of Shadab’s over, who’s also getting good shape like Yasir but hardly causes trouble for England’s batsmen. England are 52/1. 

A rest for the pacers now as lunch approaches. Shadab Khan joins the attack for what is likely to be the last over in the morning session. Can he snare one for Pakistan? 

Four! Sibley goes down on one knee and flays Naseem through the gully region for a boundary. England have done well here to thwart the opposition initially and kept the scoreboard moving too. England are 42/1. 

Edge from Sibley against Naseem Shah but it has not carried to the slips, who are rather deep. England survive as Nasser Hussain says that is a chance gone down because they are too deep and Shane Warne agrees. 

Pace from Naseem Shah and one end and the guile of Yasir from the other. Root and Sibley have negotiated the last phase well. But Yasir is getting some sharp turn and on day 4 is likely to fancy his chances against the opposition. England are 35/1 after 16 overs.

Time for Pakistan to turn to another of their trump card’s – Yasir Shah! He started the day off well with the bat, can he continue that with the ball now? 

Pakistan attacking Joe Root with men around the bat and bit of chatter to go! Root did not have a very enjoyable first innings. England need 250 more to win. 

OUT! Pakistan finally have their breakthrough with Abbas striking from round the wicket! Traps Burns lbw with a good delivery and Burns has a couple of words to say to the visitors on his way out. Burns gone for 10 and England are 22/1. 

An hour into the morning session and England’s openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns have settled in. Shaheen and Abbas have not been as successful as they would have hoped for on Day 4. England are 21/0.

Abbas and Shaheen continue to make the dueo of Burns and Sibley play as much as possible. No trouble yet unlike the first innings for the batsmen. England move on to 14/0 after 6 overs.

Burns picking off runs from Shaheen and Sibley negotiating the guile of Abbas. No wickets for Pakistan yet but the bowlers are asking a few questions. England are 11/0.

Abbas starts with a maiden over. Right on the money from the first ball to Dom Sibley, who’s looking to get forward to negotiate the movement. England 2/0.

Burns off the mark with  a couple of runs in the first over. Shaheen gets the ball to move around with good shape! England will want to be careful with him and Mohammad Abbas in the early phase of the innings.

Only on five occasions, England has managed to successfully chase targets of 275+ at home – twice against Australia and thrice against New Zealand. Target in this Test: 277#ENGvPAK #ENGvsPAK

Rory Burns and Dom Sibley to start things off against Shaheen and co. Burns to take the first delivery with three slips and a gully for him. England need 277 to win. 

England have opted for the light roller as they come out to chase 277. A big test against the new ball coming up once again for the two openers. 

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test at Manchester, Latest Updates: TEA, DAY 4: England 167 for 5, need 110 more runs. England still in the game thanks to Buttler and Woakes. Pakistan hold the edge though, thanks to Yasir once again.

DAY 3 REVIEW: Ben Stokes took two late wickets to help drag England back into the first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday. Pakistan, on top for most of this match, were 137-8 in their second innings at stumps on the third day — a lead of 244 runs. Stokes, who didn’t bowl in the third Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford last month because of a quad injury, took 2-11 in 20 balls. He struck with just his eighth delivery of the match when he had Mohammad Rizwan lbw for 27 on umpire’s call. And the paceman struck again before stumps when he had tailender Shaheen Afridi caught fending at a short ball.

But leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who had earlier taken four wickets, was still there at stumps on 12 not out. Pakistan were still relatively well-placed. Only twice have a team chased more than 200 to win in the fourth innings of a Test at Old Trafford, with England making 294-4 against New Zealand in 2008 and 231-3 against the West Indies at the Manchester ground in 2004. England were also trying to end a run of losing the first Test in each of their last five series, with eight of their past 10 openers ending in defeat.

There were, however, still two days left in the game, albeit on a wearing pitch where Yasir earlier took 4-66 — including three for four in 27 balls — as England were dismissed for 219 in reply to Pakistan’s first-innings 326. But Pakistan’s Shan Masood, who batted nearly eight hours for a Test-best 156 in the first innings, was out for a duck when caught behind down the legside off a poor Stuart Broad delivery. In-form paceman Chris Woakes reduced Pakistan to 63-4, having Babar Azam well caught in the slips by Stokes before Pakistan captain Azhar Ali, out for a duck in the first innings, was lbw for 18.

Wicketkeeper Rizwan, far more impressive behind the stumps than England counterpart Jos Buttler, batted well in a partnership of 38 with Asad Shafiq, until Shafiq was run out by Dom Sibley’s direct hit. England resumed Friday on 92-4, which represented an improvement on their dire position of 12-3 on Thursday. Ollie Pope was 46 not out and Buttler 15 not out. Buttler, with just one hundred from his previous 44 Tests, was under pressure to score runs after costly mistakes behind the stumps. He dropped Masood on 45 and then missed a chance to stump him on the same score — errors that intensified a debate about whether the World Cup winner should remain England’s red-ball gloveman.

Pope completed a composed 81-ball fifty. But there was little he could do when, on 62, a Naseem Shah delivery climbed off a good length to take the shoulder of his bat and went to Shadab Khan at gully. England suffered a fresh collapse after lunch, losing their last five wickets for 60 runs in 18.3 overs — a sequence that started when Yasir bowled Buttler between bat and pad for 38.

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