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Such was the rate at which they had scored – their innings lasted just 101 overs – that they still had 20 minutes to bowl at Pakistan before lunch. In that time, the hosts moved without alarms to 17 without loss. It could be a grind from here.
But this was all about England going for broke, as they added 151 in 26 overs to their overnight 504 for six.
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If their total was well short of the 1,000 that Zak Crawley had joked about on the first evening, it was still their highest against Pakistan, beating 598 for nine at Abu Dhabi seven years ago. They also went past 652 for seven at Chennai in 1984-85 – their previous Everest in Asia.
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