Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler shared a record partnership and James Anderson grabbed 3 wickets to place England in complete management at the shut on the 2nd day of the third and last Check towards Pakistan on Saturday.
Crawley, 22, grew to become the third-youngest England player to make a double century and went on to 267 in advance of the hosts declared their very first innings on 583 for eight in Southampton.
Anderson then took 3 wickets as Pakistan crumbled to 24 for 3 in reply, leaving England in prime place to win the match and clinch the series two-.
Stumps in Southampton.
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Crawley and Buttler (152) negotiated the 2nd new ball in the morning session and went on to include 359 runs, surpassing England’s earlier record fifth-wicket stand of 254 shared by Keith Fletcher and Tony Greig towards India in 1973.
Chris Woakes, Dom Bess and Stuart Broad extra yet another 82 runs to aid England submit their highest complete in 4 many years.
Pakistan misplaced openers Shan Masood and Abid Ali along with Babar Azam in just underneath eleven overs.
Anderson claimed all 3 wickets and is only 4 quick of turning into the very first tempo bowler to attain the milestone of 600 in exams.
Pakistan require a victory to degree the series right after England won the opening match in Manchester by 3 wickets, and the rain-hit 2nd game ended in a draw.