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Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson and Bibhash Dash

All times stated are UK

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  1. Night!

    So, to summarise, Pakistan ended the day 57-4 - unable to deal with some aggressive bowling from Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes.

    They will resume on day three 532 runs behind England's mammoth first-innings score.

    They'll be doing a rain-dance as we speak. England? They'll be incredibly relaxed, almost euphoric.

    There's a long way to go yet... but England are well on course for victory.

    See you tomorrow!

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    John Etheridge is spot on there. I heard some sniggers when Rahat Ali was bounced out rather too easily.

  3. From the press box

  4. Listen to Aggers play the saxophone

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    Rob in Somerset: I seem to recall you (16:36) predicting that Pakistan would be 65-2 at the close. Typical English pessimism.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Yasir was like a horse that's knackered - he was overbowled and had nothing left in the tank.

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    And in a complete reversal in fortunes from the first Test at Lord's, Yasir Shah - the world's number one bowler - ended the England first innings with figures of 1-213. Ouch.

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    Nathan Burns: Forget the Will Grigg song, now it's 'Chris Woakes on fire, your batsmen are terrified!'

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Woakes is going forward very quickly, with his bowling and batting. Bairstow was belligerent. He was trying to score quickly and he made a tremendous half-century. He hits the ball so hard.

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    I'm sorry if it's all doom and gloom, Pakistan fans - but your side are going to struggle to emerge from this game with their series lead still intact. Here's a wicket and a boundary to cheer you up...

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    Adam Wheeler: Could Shafiq be moved up the order? Technically Pakistan's best batsman.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    I've seen Pakistan play fantastic and I've seen them collapse like a pack of cards. England have got to go after Misbah tomorrow - get at him early. After that it's all over. One guy isn't go to get you 300.

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    It looks like there will be some rain interrupting proceedings tomorrow. So come prepared.

    OT weather
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    Mohammed Khan: Pakistan trying their best to conclude this game by tea tomorrow.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Scoreboard pressure does funny things to people. Did Pakistan have the mental toughness to survive 24 overs? No. They are in trouble. They're not going to save the match. It will have to rain a lot if England are not to win.

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    While the pitch looked nice and placid when England batted, it showed a mischievous streak when Pakistan took their turn.

    James Anderson and Stuart Broad failed to impose themselves with the new ball, but Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes - England's new double act - ensured Pakistan ended the second day four wickets down.

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    England's Joe Root, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was nice to go on and make a big one. Finally, to do it, is a really nice feeling. Scores like this are why we play the game - to make big contributions. The lower scores give you the drive to get a big one when you get in.

    "Recently I have thrown it away on a few occasions and I made up for it today. Obviously I didn't score as quickly as I usually do, but maybe that's what I need to do if I'm going to get such big scores."

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    A few days in politics is a long time. A few days in cricket can change everything. It hurts when you lose and it hurts when you play awful shots like at Lord's.

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    Joe Root was given some fine support by Ben Stokes (34) and Jonny Bairstow (58) once Chris Woakes (58) was removed...

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    The whole day was about England, no doubt about that. Joe Root took centre stage. He's one of the best four or five players in the world - he'd get in any world XI. He was composed, orthodox, textbook - everything about his innings was nice. It was a very fine innings.