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Live Reporting

Jamie Lillywhite and Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    They will Eddie but we'll be here at 10:30 BST and there promises to be some more intriguing cricket so we hope you can all join us. Thanks very much for being with us today. Cheerio now.

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    So after 45.4 overs on day one, just the 40.2 possible today as Pakistan advanced from 126-5 to 223-9. You can check the scorecard here.

    Our man in the bubble, Matt Henry, will describe it all for you with his day two report here.

    You will also be able to watch the highlights very shortly at 19:00 BST on BBC Four, but you can look at a quick round-up of the day here.

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  4. 'Talk of Anderson being at the end is nonsense'

    Stuart Broad, talking to Sky Sports, about James Anderson: "We’ve talked loads over the last week. He’s put a little bit more of an arc into his run-up which he feels allows him to aim more at off stump.

    "His confidence was lifted by something he worked on in the nets – he’s had one bad game; it wasn’t even that bad a game. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon and say ‘is he coming to the end’ and all that nonsense but at the end of the day we know what a class bowler he is."

  5. 'I've got a clear game plan'

    More from Stuart Broad talking to Sky Sports: "It’s the sort of form and confidence you almost want to wrap up in cotton wool and take everywhere. In this game I’ve felt a bit unlucky and felt I could have got a couple more wickets. I’ve got a clear game plan to try and wobble the ball and hit the stumps as much as possible. I’ve been getting a bit of movement away as well.

    "I judge myself on percentage of leaves. I don’t want to get left very often at all and that’s been a strong point this summer – I’ve got a lot of lbws but I feel I’ve brought the outside edge more into play this summer than other years and that’s been a pleasing factor. It’s useful to be able to move the ball away on the odd occasion."

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    England could easily be 50-4 on this pitch.

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    More from Stuart Broad on Sky Sports, as he is pressed again about England's problems with the Pakistan tail.

    "We created chances but you see how tricky it is. We got a wicket with the run-out and the next ball he charged and whacked for nearly a six over square-leg.

    "You've seen a lot of wicketkeepers over time batting at seven being very difficult - Bairstow, Matt Prior come to mind. They can score all over the field and there is a freedom if you're on 60 and you're in, you can hit it where you want if you're seeing it well."

  8. '140 all out is possible on this pitch'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I think there is a low score in one of the innings and you've just got to make sure as a team that it's not you. 223 doesn't sound a massive amount but I think a 140 all out is possible on this pitch.

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    More from Stuart Broad's interview with Sky Sports and he is asked about not being able to polish off the Pakistan tail. "If you bring all the field up with a batsman in on 60 you can leak 30-40 runs really quickly. What you don't want is five balls at the in batter and then they get one off the last.

    "At tea with the new ball we decided to bowl our best ball as often as possible with the fielders up but it also gives a bit of a free hit if a guy is on 60. But you lose intensity when everyone is on the boundary, you're just hoping for a mistake. So it's a tricky one. If someone gets in and starts playing awkwardly it can be tricky."

  10. 'I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It will be sleepless nights for the England openers - I'm sorry but I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight knowing that I had to face Mohammad Abbas on this wicket.

    Abbas could win Pakistan the Test on this wicket.

  11. 'It feels a result pitch'

    The aforementioned Stuart Broad is being interviewed now and admits: "we're a bit disappointed not to have bowled Pakistan out. But we've given ourselves an opportunity to go past them and that's how we can win this match. It feels a result pitch."

  12. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    Test Match Special statistician

    Stuart Broad has taken 25 wickets this summer at an average of 12.8. Of bowlers to take more than 15 wickets in an English summer that's the best average since Dominic Cork averaged 12.2 in 2000 with 20 wickets in four Tests.

    Broad has now taken three or more wickets in seven successive innings. He is just the seventh England bowler to do that in the history of Test cricket: Graeme Swann, Darren Gough, Ian Botham, Alec Bedser, Maurice Tate and Sydney Barnes.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Pakistan are back in the game and England are going to have to fight hard with the bat tomorrow because you'd expect, particularly, Mohammad Abbas to be a handful on this wicket.

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    Now that really IS a long way behind....

  15. Close of play

    The umpires have called stumps for the day.

  16. 'England lose track of what's happening quite often'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England had a similar spell this afternoon to a couple they had in Manchester where they just seem to switch off, allow the game to meander along and tactically it just didn't seem quite right.

    Then they come back on and the tactics are right almost if the coach has said 'what are you doing? Go back to the basics of the game'. That's a concern for me with this Test team - they seem to lose track of what is happening quite often and it seems to take a break or a moment to go back into the dressing room, sit with the coaches and go 'just cover the basics'.

    We've got experienced players out there in Joe Root, Stuart Broad and James Anderson and it surprises me that there are still moments where the tactics don't seem quite right.

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    Phil Tutty: I like Steve's idea of background booing instead of contented hum. Could we also have background slow hand clap as well.

  18. 'Rizwan played really well'

    Azhar Mahmood

    Former Pakistan all-rounder on Test Match Special

    If Pakistan can get another 15-20 runs they will be crucial. But I thought Mohammad Rizwan played really well - he was sensible when the ball was hooping around. Him and Babar Azam showed great discipline and then when Rizwan started to run out of partners he started to play some shots.

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    Alex Thomas: When cricket is called off at 4.15pm in August at a modern ground with floodlights, a bowling attack all under 85mph, and on a pitch with no bounce irregularities at all... oh, and in the previous over Rizwan nailed a cover drive... ICC sort this farce out!

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It's a Test match where all results are still possible because of the conditions. Pakistan should be very proud because there is so much swing and seam out there. If it carries on like this there will be an innings where a team gets bowled out very cheaply.