LONDON (AFP) - Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Aamer combined to spark a dramatic England collapse that left Pakistan contemplating victory in the third Test at The Oval here on Friday. From 194 for three at tea, England lost six wickets for 26 runs to be 221 for nine when bad light forced an early close on the third day. That left England , looking for a 3-0 lead in this four-match series, just 146 runs ahead with one second innings wicket standing. Off-spinner Ajmal , who bowled 30 overs unchanged, had four wickets for 71 runs and left-arm quick Aamer four for 51. Stuart Broad was six not out and Steven Finn nought not out. Earlier, opener Alastair Cook ended a poor run of scores with an innings of 110 but that was all but eclipsed by Englands final session slump. Ajmal started the collapse with a clever piece of bowling. From around the wicket, he beat Kevin Pietersens defensive push forward with a fine off-break as the batsman, whod failed to add to his tea score of 23, appeared to play for Ajmals 'doosra only to be bowled between bat and pad. Brief score: ENGLAND , first innings: 233 (Prior 84 no; Riaz 5-63) PAKISTAN, first innings: 308 (Ali 92 no, Yousuf 56; Swann 4-68) ENGLAND , second innings: 221-9 (A Cook 110, Amir 4-51, Ajmal 4-71). Earlier story on Sports Page