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Live Reporting

Callum Matthews and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    We're going to call it a day now. Thanks as ever for your company today.

    Matt Henry's report from the Ageas Bowl is here.

    The scorecard is here.

    The latest TMS podcast will be available to download later.

    And don't forget you can watch Today at the Test on BBC Four, iPlayer and at the top of this page at 19:00 BST. It'll then be repeated at 23:30 BST on BBC Two.

    We'll see you again at 10:30 tomorrow.

  2. Post update

    With the game set to be further affected by the weather in the next four days England will want to bowl Pakistan out as quickly and cheaply as possible in the morning.

    They'll then set about batting deep and hopefully making this a three-innings game.

  3. Post update

    It was a difficult day for Pakistan. They won the toss is blue skies but it wasn't long before grey ledden skies covered the Ageas Bowl and the floodlights were on.

    Add in the on-off nature of the day with the rain and they've battled hard to reach 126-5.

    They'll resume in the morning with Babar Azam on 25 and Mohammad Rizwan on four.

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  4. Watch the five wickets...

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    We've lost 44.2 overs today - that means we're going to have 98 a day for the remainder of the Test.

    Well, rain and light permitting so I wouldn't be too confident we'll get them all in at any stage.

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    After being put into field this morning I'm sure Joe Root will be delighted to reduce Pakistan to 126-5.

    It could have been even better if England had held onto their catches this morning.

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  7. Close of play

    And that's that!

    The umpires have made the call that the light isn't good enough and called time on day one.

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    I mean, what is going on here?

    We have to be playing by 19:00 BST and there's no sign of them clearing up.

    Call it off for the day!

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    Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport at the Ageas Bowl

    The umpires are still out there. I think they're just enjoying a chat. It's not raining but there is no sense we're going to see any more play.

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    Aatif Nawaz

    BBC Test Match Special

    Azhar Ali is under intense pressure back in Pakistan for his captaincy and batting. England bowled well at him. Getting 20 shows technique but you expect more and people will be looking at him under a microscope.

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    Mark Ramprakash

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    If the pitch flattens out, loses the moisture and the sun comes out, let's hope England don't regret leaving out the 90mph weapon.

  12. England bowling figures

    James Anderson: 2-35 from 15 overs

    Stuart Broad: 1-31 from 13 overs

    Sam Curran: 1-23 from 10 overs

    Chris Woakes: 1-26 from 7.4 overs

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    Mark Ramprakash

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    England will be well pleased, whoever made the decision with Sum Curran coming into the side. The forecast for the match seems to be muggy and they have left out the 90mph bowler. The swing bowlers soon came into play.

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    The umpires are out in the middle talking.

    It has got a little bit brighter but there are worrying skies in the distance.

  15. Alam's stance reminds me of...

    #bbccricket

    Dan Greaves: Not sure it's quite the same as Fawad's, but I recall Kim Barnett having an interesting stance. He seemed to take his guard closer to the square leg umpire than the stumps, and then took a big stride across as the bowler entered his delivery stride.

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    Phil Campbell: Bought some proper shorts after relying on my faithful footy ones through the heatwave. Ten minutes later it's raining at the cricket. Sorry.

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    SMS Message: Maybe Fawid Alam has modelled his stance on Happy Gilmore? from Stuart
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