For two days, Pakistan dominated the Birmingham Test, but England fought back rather impressively to nudge ahead in the end, and claim an enviable 2-1 lead in the series. While England were not dominant in the Test
The third day of the Birmingham Test began with Pakistan in firm control thanks to Azhar Ali’s fine century. Having kept the hosts down to under 300, Pakistan began the day with a deficit of only 40 with a good seven wickets in hand.
What a difference a matter of a few days, and a change in venue can make. At Lord's, Pakistan came up with a well-oiled effort, at a venue where they had a point to prove considering the bad past history.