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20th over: England 37-2 (Root 22, Malan 0) Hasan bowls, and at no point in the over does bat meet ball.
Beginning to wonder if England’s performance in this Test is a) A noble protest on behalf of supporters against Lord’s ticket, drink and food prices and ECB cash-grabbing b) An avante-garde Turner Prize entry or c) Both.
19th over: England 37-2 (Root 22, Malan 0) Root takes a single off the fourth ball, giving Shadab a couple of deliveries at the left-handed Malan, which he’s very excited about. A crowd of close fielders is brought in, but Malan comfortably survives. One more over before lunch.
Written by Simon Burnton (now) and Tim de Lisle (later)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/may/26/england-v-pakistan-first-test-day-three-live under the title “England v Pakistan: first Test, day three – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.