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England up against it as Pakistan continue resurgence

Pakistan celebrate as Andrew Strauss is dismissed

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Pakistan celebrate as Andrew Strauss is dismissed

Andrew Strauss was dismissed late on in the second day of the npower Third Test as Pakistan continued to put England under pressure at the Oval.

The England captain was caught at slip by Aamer to leave England 6-1 at the close of play, with nightwatchman James Anderson and the out of form Alastair Cook set to resume with a deficit of 69 runs on Friday morning.

The tourists hold a first innings lead of 75 after being bowled out for 308, including a patient 92 from Azhar Ali in only his fifth Test, and 56 from 108 balls for the returning Mohammad Yousuf.

England relied heavily on the bowling of Graeme Swann for much of the day. The off spinner took 4-62, his 100th Test wicket among them, dismissing Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Wahab Riaz and Yousuf.

Riaz, Pakistan’s bowling hero on Wednesday, managed a stubborn 27 before he succumbed to Swann, who trapped him leg before on the stroke of lunch.

There will now be increased pressure on Cook to rediscover the form that has deserted him of late as Pakistan look to continue their resurgence in this Test.

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