England declare innings at 583 in third Test against Pakistan

10:57 PM | 22 Aug, 2020
England declare innings at 583 in third Test against Pakistan
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SOUTHAMPTON – England on Saturday declared his first innings at 583 runs for seven in third test match of the series being played in Southampton. 

The stunning batting performance by Zak Crawley and Jost Buttler, who jointly shared a partnership of 359 runs, helped England to set a high score for visiting team. 

Crawley scored 267 runs by blasting 34 fours and one six while Buttler made 152 runs. 

England have a 1-0 lead in the three-match series as the home side won the first Test in Manchester by three wickets. The rain-affected second Test had ended in a draw.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Fawad Alam claimed two wickets each while Asad Shafiq and Naseem Shah picked one wicket each. 

Earlier, England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat first on Friday.