Day 3 1st Test| Pakistan vs England 26 May 2018 Live Cricket
Right, it’s time for the toss. Sarfraz Ahmed calls heads, and it is tails. England win toss and bat
“It looks on the surface like slightly bowling conditions, but it looks slightly dry underneath and looks to be beginning to crack,” says Joe Root, England’s captain.
“A great moment for Dom to get his cap this morning, and Jos is approaching it as a debut as well.”
“We’ve gone with Wood … with the surface so dry, hopefully he can exploit the conditions later.”
Sarfraz Ahmed admits he would have bowled first, so it’s a win-win. Hasan Ali comes in for Rahat Ali, in an otherwise unchanged side from Malahide.
England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Mark Stoneman, 3 Joe Root (capt), 4 Dawid Malan, 5 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jos Buttler, 8 Mark Wood, 9 Dom Bess, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson
Pakistan 1 Azhar Ali, 2 Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Haris Sohail, 4 Asad Shafiq, 5 Babar Azam, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Mohammad Abbas