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  1. Leg-spinner Yasir takes five wickets
  2. Amir bowls Cook for first Test wicket since spot-fixing ban
  3. Pakistan 339ao - Misbah 114, Woakes 6-70

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By Stephan Shemilt and Bibhash Dash

All times stated are UK

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I think Chris Woakes has summed it up rather nicely. A simple game tomorrow - England trying to get past Pakistan, who in turn want this wrapped up as quickly as possible.

Join us in the morning to see which way it goes.

More from Chris Woakes: It’s still a good pitch. Obviously it was a great start to the day. Broady set the tone. I got a couple of quick wickets. To do that was brilliant. The start of the day was perfect.

We’re pretty honest in the dressing room. We were not particularly delighted with the batting. It would have been nice to have kicked on from Rooty and Cooky. But we can come out tomorrow and try and get past them.

England's Chris Woakes on Sky Sports: We’d like to get close to their total. Ideally, if we can get past them, the first half hour if me and Broady are still there. This evening it was a different situation. Tomorrow we have to come out and be positive. Hopefully we can move up quickly towards that score.

It’s nice to get a regular run in the side. I've had an in-and-out career so far. To get a run is nice. Performing well is of course helping.

Step forward, Chris Woakes. Six wickets, now performing with the bat, supported through to the close by Stuart Broad. He remains on 31, England 86 behind on 253-7. Woakes seemingly holding the key to England's hopes of parity.

Mushtaq Ahmed, the Pakistan spin coach, is translating for Yasir Shah on Sky Sports. Yasir says his role was very clear - to support the fast bowlers. He believes his natural variation helped him take five wickets.

He's some support act.

And, when Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali both fell to Yasir, the leg-spinner had five and England were up against it.

Bairstow bowled by Yasir
Moeen out as Yasir claims five wickets

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

For the first time when the leg-spinner came on, they bowled wide of off-stump on the full, to make him drive. Suddenly there’s a bit of pressure and he played on to a wide ball. And it’s amazing it took them this long to figure it out.

Cook had his luck, twice dropped off the returning Mohammad Amir. Amir finally had his man for 81, the big wicket.

Cook dropped on 22
Cook dropped on 55
Cook dismissed for 81 off Amir

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

As we thought before Pakistan have three left arm seamers, and if they bowl well that’s awkward. And they have a leg-spinner. If they can pick him that’s fine, there's hardly any turn on the pitch. But if you can’t pick him then it’s awkward. You want to be playing with the turn if you know which way it’s going. But a few of ours didn’t.

Door open for Pakistan, England's fragile middle-order exposed.

Vince lbw for 16
Yasir claims his third wicket

As Geoffrey says, England were going along nicely with Joe Root at the crease. A stand of 110 with Alastair Cook (who was dropped twice). Root on 48 when this happened...

Root caught on 48

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Root came in at three and played like the class he is. The feet were going beautifully. Lovely good length balls he was playing them nicely. Wow, it all looked easy. Just when it all looked hunky dory, when the leg-spinner came on, Joe Root has a slog. He had a mental aberration. He couldn’t believe himself. I always say when Root gets out you add two wickets to the score.

Stuart Broad weighed in with a couple, including centurion Misbah-ul-Haq, to ensure he and Woakes shared nine wickets. The rest? Not much to tell.

Misbah bowled for 114
England finish off Pakistan

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

It was an interesting day. It was not like yesterday, which was a pleasant. Today it was the bowlers Shah for Pakistan, Woakes for England. In between we had some good cricket. England did what was required in the morning, polished off the tail with the new ball.

For a long while, it looked like it would be England's day, especially after they took four wickets for 29 runs in the morning session to wrap up the Pakistan innings for 339. Chris Woakes struck first, completing his first Test five-fer.

Woakes gets maiden five-wicket haul
Woakes makes it two wickets in three deliveries

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

I'm sure Pakistan will want to take the new ball straight away. There's a lot to look forward to. It is a close match, and anybody's game. England with this partnership and Woakes batting so well, the scenario appears to have changed. He seems to have a plan with Yasir Shah. The others need to take a leaf out of his book.

To mark your card, there will be nine overs to be bowled in the morning before the second new ball is due. You'd think that is the biggest obstacle standing between England and first-innings parity.

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

We didn't see any improvisation from England. Maybe Bairstow came down the track a bit. But other than that they were very respectful of Yasir Shah.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Quite rightly Yasir Shah is getting the applause. He's had a terrific day. He's done very little with the ball. England some of the shots they've played, they have to look at that.

Moeen out as Yasir claims five wickets

Close of play - Eng 253-7

And that's it. The end of another fluctuating day, one that ultimately belonged to Yasir Shah. England are 86 behind with three wickets in hand. Pakistan marginally on top. The Test, though, may yet belong to Chris Woakes. Six wickets, now 31 not out. He's England's Andy Bichel.  

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

That was more out than Moeen Ali's.

not-outEng 251-7

My word. Breathe again, Stuart Broad. The replay shows it was a much closer shout that we first thought. Impact in line, just sliding down the hill. Hitting off stump, but not enough to get the decision overturned. This might now be the last over of the day.

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

Moeen Ali's was a lot similar to this. That's why I think Pakistan have opted for a review.

Umpire review

Eng 251-7

Broad survives lbw review

This looks optimistic from Pakistan. Yasir to a sweeping Broad, lbw turned down.

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

If Misbah doesn't fire in the second innings, Younus has a bad innings it could be all over for Pakistan. So England must have hope. Pakistan will tell themselves even if they get one 50 on the board, then the bowlers can do the damage.

Eng 251-7

Should have known. Yasir switches ends again.

Eng 251-7 (trail by 88)

Yasir Shah withdrawn, his work for the day may finally be done. Wahab Riaz is cranked up for one last spell and is going through his tricks. Bumper, yorker, slower ball. Broad, not always with any great certainty, gets through it. Time for two overs before the close.

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

If you're an all-rounder doing well in one area of your game, then you can do well in the other. Woakes comes across as an intelligent batsman. He's good against Yasir Shah, looks very solid.

Eng 250-7 (Woakes 30, Broad 9)

Lots of empty seats inside HQ now, Amir switching to round the wicket and bouncing his dark mop in to Woakes. Mohammad Hafeez, off the field, sits with the members, having a right old chinwag. Where have all the spectators gone? Was it not worth sticking around to watch the whole day?

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

Yasir has deceived them with a bit of variety as well. It's the inability to read spin. The fact is he's been in marvelous form the last 18 months. It is an important performance. Normally you associate Yasir with UAE conditions so he had to convince everyone that he could perform in conditions that weren't normal for him.

Eng 248-7 (trail by 91)

Light begins to fade on day two

Broad is intent on sweeping Yasir, who responds with a smile brighter than the floodlights. Whisper it quietly, but this England pair are building very steadily. Off the pad of Broad, optimistic shout for caught behind. Good take, mind. 15 minutes or so to go before the close.

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Eng 244-7 (Woakes 27, Broad 6)

The light has improved, Amir beaming at the end of his run before he charges in to Broad. To be fair to Broad, who is sometimes found wanting against pace, he has dug in against Amir. That will be the mongrel in him.

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There are seven T20 Blast matches to keep across tonight - you can read/listen all about each game via this very website.

Eng 243-7 (trail by 96)

There are 10 overs left, but I doubt we'll get them in before the 18:30 cut-off. Yasir, omnipresent this afternoon, continues to bound in, fizzing little red globes of danger to Woakes' off stump. Five for Yasir, remember, the last of which was Moeen Ali...   

Moeen out as Shah claims five wickets

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Christopher Lane: How come umps hasn't taken them off yet? Pitch is lit up like Blackpool illuminations!

Eng 239-7 (65 overs)

The playing area is illuminated by floodlights. If you've ever played five-a-side football outside on a winter night, you'll know what I mean. Bumper from Amir, enough light for Broad to duck underneath. Fly slip in place, Pakistan expecting a Broad waft. They're right, the left-hander almost popping a shoulder out. No connection.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

The other thing is that if you bowl a bumper, the umpires speak with each other and then they take you off.

Eng 236-7

Umpires get together, return to their ends. It's still Amir, so Pakistan haven't been given the nod to pull the quicks.