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England celebrate on their way to victory in the third Test. Reuters

England produced a superb display with the ball to defeat Pakistan by 141 runs and take a 2-1 series lead in the third Test at Edgbaston. James Anderson, Chris Woakes and Steven Finn all contributed to bowl the tourists out on day five in Birmingham to turn the series on its head.

The hosts declared four overs into the final day, setting Pakistan 343 to win and 84 overs to survive and they looked well set to at 79 for 1. But the afternoon session saw England take complete control with a run of six wickets for 46 runs in less than an hour and a half.

Two quick wickets for Anderson after tea appeared to end Pakistan's hopes of staging a late fightback, but Rahat Ali and Sohali Khan put on fifty for the 10th wicket to delay the inevitable. The final wicket came via Moeen Ali to spark huge celebrations.

Victory sees England cap a remarkable turnaround in the match, after conceding a 103-run lead after the first innings. Alastair Cook's side buck the trend of just 3% of sides to have won after trailing by 100 or more runs in Test history.