Pakistan close in on series-opening win

28 May, 2018, 15:01 | Author: Virgil Todd
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England began their Test summer with a nine-wicket defeat early on day four against Pakistan after finding themselves unable to sustain the previous evening's brief fightback at Lord's.

Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, and Shadab Khan also made half-centuries in a solid batting display which left the touring side 166 runs ahead and in a strong position to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

Imam-ul-Haq was 18 not out and Haris Sohail 39 not out.

But, in truth the damage had always been done by a pair of top-order slumps that saw England, so often dominant in early-season home conditions, dismissed for 184 in their first innings before declining to 110 for six second time around.

Yet it was Pakistan, fresh from a trio of county warm-up matches and a five-wicket win over Test debutants Ireland in Dublin, who looked as if they were the home side.

Their efforts at Lord's followed seven winless Tests in Australia and New Zealand where England lost their first five wickets for fewer than 150 runs on six occasions, including an embarrassing 58 all out in Auckland.

England captain Joe Root won the toss but apart from a gritty 70 by Alastair Cook, his batsmen failed to show the necessary application as Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali took four wickets each with disciplined seam bowling.

"Yes, I am very surprised", said Sarfraz. "We can do that next week and we must take that chance".

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Speaking to BBC Test Match Special, Vaughan added: 'I got too funky with my fields and it was a lesson to me that in English conditions you can keep it simple, very rarely do you have to think outside the box.

"We've got to give it time to work", said Root in a press conference after the game, but for now they have four days until the next Test at Headingley, time they're going to need to make the most of if things aren't going to continue to spiral ominously downwards.

Mahmood, who is now Pakistan's Bowling Coach, retired from worldwide cricket in 2007, having played 21 Test matches and 143 One-Day Internationals for his country in a career spanning eleven years.

Buttler, though, was out in the second over of the day, having added just one run to his overnight score.

From there, England's resistance quickly crumbled, with Mark Wood (4) - soon after cracking a glorious cover drive - and Stuart Broad (0) both out to regulation nicks to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Cook, playing in a record-equalling 153rd consecutive Test, was bowled by an excellent delivery from Mohammad Amir to end an innings lasting over three hours.

Anderson bowled Azhar in the third over but Sohail didn't hang around, hitting six fours and a six in a 32-ball knock.

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