LIVE: England v Pakistan – day three of the third Test in Dubai as it happens
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England v Pakistan: Essentials
England: Andrew Strauss (c), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (w), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.
1st innings: 141
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal (w), Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema.
1st innings: 99
Umpires: Simon Taufel and Steve Davis
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86th over: Pakistan 227-2 (Azhar 80, Younus 115)
That'll be three maidens in a row… neither seamer is looking particularly threatening and both batsmen seem comfortable getting their eyes in again.
85th over: Pakistan 227-2 (Azhar 80, Younus 115)
Anderson bottom-edges trying to shoulder arms to Anderson and picks up a single to third man. This pitch looks pretty docile, even with the new ball. Maiden.
84th over: Pakistan 226-2 (Azhar 79, Younus 115)
Broad manages to get Younus to flirt with a couple outside off but the centurion avoids the nick. Nice shape away from the right-hander from Broad who bowls a tidy maiden.
83rd over: Pakistan 226-2 (Azhar 79, Younus 115)
It's Jimmy Anderson to open the bowling for England… Azhar picks up where he left off yesterday with a watchful couple of leaves and blocks before flicking Jimmy in front of square for two. Azhar then knocks another two through midwicket off the last ball of the over. Not much movement for Anderson.
5.57am: Good morning all and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of the third day of the third test between England and Pakistan in Dubai. Can England break this fine partnership between Younus Khan and Azhar Ali and reignite their dwindling hopes of a face-saving win
Down and out Another Test match is slowly slipping from England's grasp