A rejuvenated Pakistan stunned England by 75 runs in the first Test at Lord’s to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.
Chasing 283, England started poorly after Rahat Ali’s triple strike reduced them to 47 for 3. England could never recover from the setback and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually dismissed for 207 runs. Yasir Shah, who took 6 wickets in the first innings, was once again Pakistan’s top wicket taker with 4 wickets. Jonny Bairstow was England’s top scorer with 48 runs.
Left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, at the scene of his 2010 spot-fixing crime, ended the match when he bowled last man Jake Ball.
Let us see how the twitterati reacted to Pakistan’s superb victory:
The second match of the four-match series will be played at Old Trafford starting on Friday(July 22).