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England will resume their first innings at 302 for seven against Pakistan today on the third day of second and final test match at Headingley.At stumps on a rain-marred second day, England were 302 for seven after Bess had made 49 in a match the hosts had to win to end the series all square at 1-1.

That left England 128 runs ahead after they had dismissed Pakistan for a meagre 174 on friday. Jos Buttler, dropped on four, was 34 not out and debutant Sam Curran unbeaten on batsman has yet made a fifty this innings, with England’s highest test total without an individual half-century their 315 against the west indies at port-of-spain in 1986.

This match has featured just one fifty thus far, from Pakistan’s Shadab Khan.but england batting coach graham thorpe was relatively happy with his team’s position, telling sky sports: “it’s hard to put a figure on it but if we get past a 150-run lead then brilliant because there is something in the pitch for the bowlers. PTV sports is telecasting the match live