Picked simply as a batsman for this match on account of a niggling thigh damage, Stokes made a irritating duck in England’s first innings, however he stepped out of the slips to take the ball and choose up two prized Pakistan wickets.
At stumps on day three of the opening Test, Pakistan have been 137-Eight of their second innings, 244 runs forward of England.
However many extra runs Pakistan add on Saturday morning, England will face a troublesome process to chase down their goal, however they nonetheless have hope.
The dwelling aspect had hopes in the beginning of this present day too, they usually additionally had Ollie Pope, however England’s new middle-order star added simply 16 to his in a single day rating to be out for 62.
From a precarious 92-Four in the beginning of play, England have been dismissed for an underwhelming 219, thanks once more to Stuart Broad (29 not out) for some lusty lower-order hitting because the tail was quickly uncovered.
Pope fell to a scorching supply from Naseem Shah, the ball leaping up off the pitch and catching the splice of the bat, arrowing low to Shadab Khan at gully.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah eliminated dwelling captain Joe Root on day two and started to make his presence felt once more, bowling Jos Buttler (38) and Chris Woakes (19) both aspect of getting Dom Bess snaffled at slip by a leaping Asad Shafiq.
Fellow leg-spinner Shadab Khan had Jofra Archer caught behind off the glove, earlier than pinning final man James Anderson lbw.
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Armed with a 107-run first-innings lead, Pakistan discovered England’s tempo assault troubling, with Shan Masood following his first-innings 156 with a duck, nibbling at a ball slanting throughout him and down the leg aspect from Broad, clipping via to Buttler.
Bess had Abid Ali caught within the deep by Woakes, who then made a key impression himself by having Babar Azam taken at slip by Stokes and Azhar Ali trapped leg earlier than.
Dom Sibley removed Asad Shafiq (29) with a sensible run out, however Pakistan have been starting to stabilise when Stokes entered the assault.
He claimed a wicket along with his eighth supply when he acquired Mohammad Rizwan (27) out lbw, then Broad had Shadab Khan in the identical method.
And shortly after 19:00 native time (18:00 GMT) Stokes struck once more, a brief ball accounting for Shaheen Afridi, the batsman lobbing one up for Rory Burns to take a secure catch.
(With inputs from Omnisport)
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