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Pakistan 326/10 & 169/10 (46.4 ov)
England 219/10 & 277/7 (82.1 ov)
England won by 3 wickets
Player of the match: Chris Woakes
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What a Test match it was, with the momentum going from one team to the other like a pendulum. Pakistan was on top for the most part, but England clinched the victory with a good performance with the ball in the last session of the third day and an exceptional partnership with the bat in the last session today. You bet there is more to follow in this series.

That's it from us for now. The second Test will start on 13th August, Thursday, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. We will bring you live coverage from 03:30 p.m. IST. Do join us. Until then, this is Habil, Bala and Team Sportskeeda signing off. Good-bye!
Chris Woakes says he is really feeling good with the ball. He is happy that he could find some rhythm coming into the series, even without a lot of cricket under the belt. 

The dismissal of Ollie Pope was the turning point, says the all-rounder. That ball which reared up off a length and hit Pope on the shoulder of the bat prompted Woakes and Buttler to rethink and go for their shots. It worked and Pakistan was straightaway under pressure. 

Woakes also lauded the way Buttler batted. He commended Buttler to be one of the best white-ball players and one of the best chasers in the game.
Chris Woakes is the man of the match for his all-round performance, picking 4 crucial wickets and playing that vital knock of 84 runs to take England home!
A spare of thought for Shan Masood. The 156 runs he scored in the first innings of the match really stands out. Especially when we look at it in the perspective of the low scoring match it has been. He was truly phenomenal and is really unlucky to end up on the wrong side at the end of the Test.
Talking to Sky, Buttler says that he knew this could have been his last game potentially if he hadn't scored runs, but was quite confident when he came to the crease. He admits that the glovework was not great during this game. 

Jos Buttler also explained the idea behind trying to score quickly. A target of 50 runs with the new ball could have been tricky, and that's how they planned to up the ante. The idea was to score at four runs an over throughout, and one has to say, they managed it pretty well. 

The English wicket-keeper thinks that Chris Woakes is a bit overshadowed by the presence of an all-rounder like Ben Stokes, but he definitely believes Woakes is not undervalued in the team.
Pakistan probably missed a trick by bowling a bit too full to Woakes. He hasn't had a good summer with the bat and has really struggled against short-pitch bowling. There just wasn't enough of those when he came to bat. Naseem Shah tried it in between just for a couple of overs, but quickly went back to the outside-off line. But all credits to the way Chris Woakes played, along with Jos Buttler. Much like Woakes, Buttler had been struggling with the bat. His glovework had also come under scrutiny during this Test. He would be a much-relieved man back in the dressing room. 
What a match it has been. Test match continues to bring on nailbiters, and this was right up there. At 117/5 England looked down and out at one stage, with all their top-order batsmen back in the hut. Then it was Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes all the way. Both of them knew that the target is not really huge, and the only way to stay in the game is to go for it. They went on the attack right from the beginning and put the Pakistani bowlers on the back-foot. By the time they managed to separate the partnership by dismissing Buttler, they had scored 139 runs between them and England were just 21 runs away from victory. 

Yasir Shah bowled his heart out, but there wasn't a lot of help from the other end. Once the ball went soft, the pitch also did not offer as much assistance as they were looking forward to. He was certainly the pick of the bowlers dismissing 4 English batsmen. The three pace bowlers picked one wicket apiece.
82.1 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, FOUR! Fullish ball on off-stump. Woakes looks to drive that into the onside. Takes the outside edge of Woakes' bat sees the ball fly past the slip cordon and down to third man for four runs. That's that for the Test match and England win this game by three wickets.
Just 4 runs required. Shaheen Afridi to continue. Woakes on stike.
81.6 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, played straight to short cover. No run! More importantly for England, Woakes will be on strike.
81.5 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, looks to leave it but the bat comes down on it at the last minute.
81.4 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, Bess tried to play it off the back foot. Big shout from the bowler and fielders, but the umpire says no. As it turns out, he had played it right off the face of the bat.
81.3 Yasir Shah to Dom Bess, at a good length and forces Bess to defend into the onside. Quick and flat from Yasir Shah.
Yasir Shah is all pumped up! Can he pull off a miracle for Pakistan? Dom Bess is the new batsman!
81.2 Yasir Shah to Stuart Broad, OUT! Fullish delivery that Broad looks to sweep. He misses but the ball hits his back leg. Umpire thinks that would have crashed into middle-and-leg. He knew that Broad would look to sweep, and he bowled it quite full. Broad doesn't even go for a review. He knew that it was quite adjacent. 
81.1 Yasir Shah to Chris Woakes, outside off and he cuts that through point for one. Just four more runs required.
England is just 5 runs away from a famous victory. Seems like Pakistan's last roll of the dice too haven't done much for him. Yasir Shah with the brand new ball. 
80.6 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, short one and it is pulled towards deep midwicket for one. Chris Woakes will keep strike. What an innings this has been.
80.5 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, FOUR! On off-stump this time. Woakes gets on his front foot and gently pushes that past the bowler. He gets enough on it to carry for four through long off. That was just a push, and the mid-off is too wide to get a hand on it. BIG BOUNDARY for England!
80.4 Shaheen Afridi to Chris Woakes, outside off and it is driven by Woakes towards cover for a couple of runs. Big shouts of "catch it!", but its a long way away from the fielder at covers.
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