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  1. Cook 64*, Hales 50*
  2. England overturn 103-run deficit
  3. Pak: Azhar 139, Aslam 82, Misbah 56
  4. Broad 3-79, Woakes 3-83
  5. Third Test, Edgbaston; series 1-1

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By Stephan Shemilt, Justin Goulding and Bibhash Dash

All times stated are UK

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    Whichever cricket team makes a hash of it, you can be sure people wearing football shirts will be there to celebrate or cry, one way or another. Goodbye for now!

    Edgbaston crowd
  2. 'England have a sniff'

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Can they bat well? Can they get in a position where the declare? England have a sniff of victory. But don't put too much on it.

    It's a good batting pitch and there's no spin for the wrist spinner. But when you have to chase 220-250, people make a hash of them.

  3. 'We need big scores'

    England's Chris Woakes on Sky Sports: "Tomorrow morning is crucial again. We need guys to go on and get big scores. But we will obviously take that from where we are this morning.

    "The surface does often deteriorate and we will be bowling last, so we'll have to see if it does."

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    Hales last scored a Test fifty in June – six innings ago, a 94 against Sri Lanka at Lord’s – and he looked a man determined to amend that stat. He left the seamers alone outside the off stump and played with a straight bat against Yasir. Fitting that a guided single got him his fifty, and off the final ball of the day as well. Satisfying.

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    Charlie Rhodes: Brilliant day's Test cricket. Well done to both teams! Such a privilege to be at the ground to see it.

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    Half-centuries looked inevitable from the England openers, even as Hales survived an lbw appeal off Yasir Shah. Cook was the first to the landmark, with a gentle push down to long on for four.

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    So, Pakistan were all out for a very satisfying number in 400 and England had a deficit of 103. Alastair Cook and Alex Hales strode out looking confident, and the runs flowed easily enough. Hales survived a few bumpers from Mohammad Amir, including taking a blow on his shoulder blade. But both batsmen looked comfortable with their shots.

  8. 'It was a really good day'

    England pace bowler Chris Woakes, who took 3-83, on Sky Sports: "It was a really good day. We felt like we put the ball in the right areas and put them under pressure.

    "Yesterday was tough but we felt like we deserved more than we got. Today we got a few more rewards."

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    Spare a thought for Steven Finn, who has now gone 61.5 overs without a Test wicket. Even when there was a genuine chance, Rahat Ali edging to slip, Alastair Cook proceeded to drop the catch. Rahat combined for a final-wicket stand of 14 with Sarfraz Ahmed, who made an unbeaten 46.

  10. Was Anderson right to be taken out of attack?

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    I think the umpire is too fussy - over-zealous. If a bowler puts a full boot on the danger zone, then OK. If he's on an inch or so, it can't affect anything.

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    Ambreen Fatima: Ahhh Test matches... This is it. This is why we need Test matches. Fantastic day of cricket.

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    Chaos is a wonderful thing. Well, it makes for great Test sessions anyway. England and Pakistan's cat and mouse game included Yasir being run out off a Woakes throw, with Jonny Bairstow whipping the bails off with his elbow, with ball in hand. Cue much public scrutiny of the Laws. Meanwhile, Amir was given out lbw on review after a beautifully swinging delivery from Woakes.

    And the big one, with Anderson barred from bowling by the umpire after being warned a third time - twice yesterday - for stepping onto the middle of the pitch during his follow-through. Cue much public scrutiny of the danger zone.

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    Video caption: Woakes takes Amir wicket after review
  13. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    This is England's first century opening partnership since Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali's against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi last October. The best in 23 innings since then had been 68.

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    James Anderson had some reason to celebrate, bowling Misbah off an inside edge for 56, though his frustrations would begin when an lbw decision Yasir Shah was overturned on review. And there was more...

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    Paddy Emmerson: Today was a great advert for Test cricket. Like the Open was a great advert for golf. The longer form of both are best.

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    And then there were five. Asad Shafiq's furniture was brilliantly rearranged by Stuart Broad as England went into the lunch break at 336-5, though Misbah went on to make a half-century after the restart.

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    SMS Message: Match could have been lost in that session, well played Cook and Hales from Nick, Aldershot
    Nick, Aldershot
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    So, go on, have a drink (or five), get that phone out and ring those reluctant friends and beg them to join you on a night out, eat a cheeky pizza (or five) and don’t forget those press-ups. England have done well, and that is an excellent reason to celebrate. What a difference a day makes, as the hosts picked up the crucial wicket of Younus to start things off, Woakes making the breakthrough.

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    Rob Molloy: Great comeback by England this afternoon. Superb test series far showing that tests are best.

  20. 'The best innings Hales has played'

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    That's definitely the best innings I've seen Hales play for England. What I liked about it was his footwork, his defence - everything was perfect. He stopped himself going after balls that were teasing and tempting outside off stump. He's been careful and let them go.

    He's waited patiently and with great concentration. He's caressed the ball. I don't think he can play a better innings. If he can play like that more often he will get a bucketful of runs in Test cricket. He's been a wonderful foil for Alastair Cook.