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England's Cricket Team Faces Tough Task Against Pakistan

England's cricket team faces a tough task to save the third and final test against host Pakistan in Lahore. Pakistani batsmen broke several records to post a massive 636-for-8 declared in their first innings.

Mohammad Yousuf hit a career-best 223 Friday to spur the home team's lead to 348 on the fourth day. Bad light stopped play 23 overs before the scheduled close with England 121 for two - still needing 227 runs to wipe off the deficit.

Yousuf had been at 183 overnight, completed his third career double century and also broke Pakistan's sixth-wicket record against all test playing countries. Yousuf hit 24 boundaries and a six, and took 347 balls to complete the double century in his 62nd test match.

Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq had a 97 off 101 balls, becoming only the second Pakistani after Javed Miandad (8,832) to score more than 8,000 runs in test matches.

England faces its first series defeat in nearly two years after losing the first test against Pakistan and drawing the second.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.