KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — England left-arm spinner Jack Leach took three wickets in six balls to leave Pakistan in trouble at 54/3, but a partnership of more than 100 runs between Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel took the home to a respectable total.

After trailing by 50 runs in the first innings, Pakistan was ahead by just three runs on Day 3 of the dead rubber when the top order crashed against Leach on a slow-turning wicket where spinners had dominated.

Babar (54) and Shakeel (53 not out) were magnificent for the hosts before Rehan Ahmed dismissed Babar. Mohammad Rizwan, who replaced Azam at the crease, contributed just 7 before falling to Rehan.

Babar also became the first Pakistan captain to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year.

Meanwhile, Babar was lauded by fans for his phenomenal display of batting against the Ben Stokes-led team.

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