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1st Test, Day 3: Jos Buttler, Dom Bess thwart Pakistan's victory bid over England

Trailing by 179 runs after the first innings, England slumped to 110/6 and Pakistan had a session to finish off the home side with two days to spare.

Reported by: AP , London [ Published on: May 26, 2018 23:45 IST ]
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Dom Bess and Jos Buttler of England in action during the 1st Test

Pakistan's bid for a victory inside three days over England in the first Test was thwarted by an unbeaten 125-run stand between Jos Buttler and debutant Dom Bess at Lord's on Saturday. Trailing by 179 runs after the first innings, England slumped to 110/6 and Pakistan had a session to finish off the home side with two days to spare.

Buttler (66 not out), a limited-overs specialist, and Bess (55 not out), a 20-year-old spinner, displayed the kind of diligence and discipline that the top order lacked to earn England a 56-run lead by the close of play on a beautiful day in northwest London.

England was 235/6 at stumps.

Pakistan are still the big favorite to go 1-0 ahead in the two-Test series, but the tourists at least will have to work for the victory.

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