Mohammad Abbas eliminated Rory Burns after Yasir Shah added useful late-order runs for Pakistan on the fourth day of the primary Take a look at towards England at Outdated Trafford on Saturday.
England had been 55-1 at lunch, nonetheless needing an additional 222 runs to succeed in a difficult victory goal of 277.
Dom Sibley was 26 not out and Joe Root, the England captain, 18 not out.
The pair stored Pakistan at bay after Burns (10) was lbw to Abbas to go away England 22-1, with the correct seamer pinning the left-hander on the again leg from across the wicket.
Abbas had lunch figures of 1-13 from six overs, with a disciplined Sibley and Root content material to select off the occasional unfastened balls within the face of some tight Pakistan bowling.
Solely twice has a crew chased greater than 200 to win within the fourth innings of a Take a look at at Outdated Trafford, with England making 294-Four towards New Zealand in 2008 and 231-Three towards the West Indies in 2004.
Pakistan resumed on 137-8, a lead of 244.
The tail then annoyed England by including 32 runs in simply 16 balls earlier than Pakistan had been dismissed for 169 of their second innings.
Yasir struck a quickfire 33 off 24 balls, together with 5 fours and a six after taking 4-66 in his main function as a leg-spinner throughout England’s modest first-innings 219.
Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes, who had taken 4 wickets between them late Friday to tug England again into the match, didn’t bowl on Saturday, with Root opting as an alternative for Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad.
Yasir, 12 not out in a single day, prolonged the lead previous 250 by taking 10 runs off the primary three balls of Saturday’s play from quick bowler Archer.
A clipped legside two was adopted by a strong pull for 4 nicely in entrance of sq. from a brief ball that didn’t rise up.
And when Archer dropped quick outdoors off stump, Yasir cleverly uppercut him excessive over the slips for an additional boundary.
Yasir then promptly clubbed Broad’s first ball on Saturday by means of midwicket for 4.
And he surpassed that stroke when, two balls later, he hoisted Broad for an impressive six.
Broad had Yasir caught behind however by then the injury had been executed.
Final man Naseem Shah then performed a shot worthy of a top-order batsman when he bought off the mark first ball by lofting Broad straight again over his head for 4 earlier than he was bowled by Archer.
England try to finish a run of shedding the primary Take a look at in every of their final 5 collection.
That is the primary of a three-Take a look at contest, with Pakistan having not misplaced a collection towards England since 2010.