Southampton: The rain once again saved Pakistan from the shame of defeat to England. England team was looking very strong position in this match but rain came in the way of their victory. The third and final Test match, which was badly affected by the rain, ended on the draw. On Tuesday, the first and second sessions of the fifth day in the match were completely washed away by rain. After that only 27.1 overs of play were possible and during this time Pakistani batsmen saved their wickets. The match was drawn after Pakistan's second innings game of 83.1 overs. At the end of the game, Pakistan had lost four wickets for 187 runs.
With this, the host England team won the 3-match series 1-0. England won the first Test and took a 1-0 lead in the series, after which the second and third Test matches were drawn due to rain on Southampton ground. It is England's first win in a Test series over Pakistan in 10 years.
The fifth day of play began quite late due to rain at Southampton's Rose Bowl Stadium. Although the umpire and match officials inspected the pitch after the rain stopped and allowed 42 overs to be played, the match draw was declared only after a total of 83.1 overs (27.1 overs).
Earlier in the third Test match, England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat. England declared the innings by scoring 583 for 8 wickets thanks to a double century by Zak Crawley (267) and a century by wicketkeeper batsman Jose Butler (152). Zak was declared man of the match for a double century.
Pakistan's first innings was reduced to 273 runs in 93 overs. After that visitors had to play follow-on. However, by the fourth day due to rain, Pakistan scored 100 runs for 2 wickets in the second innings. Abid Ali contributed 42 runs.
England won the first Test match of the series by 3 wickets in Manchester, after which the second test match was drawn in Southampton due to rain and bad weather. The 3-match T20 series between England and Pakistan will begin on August 28.