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Pakistan vs England: Five talking points from the Lord’s clash

Pakistan-England first Test witnessed a roller-coaster ride but Pakistan had the last laugh against the home side at Lord's.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 18, 2016 3:41:28 pm
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Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in 4-Test match series after winning the first match at Lord’s. The match witnessed a roller-coaster ride as both teams created opportunities to grab the win. The visitors had the last laugh but the clash had some exciting moments and here are top five of them.

Misbah-ul-Haq hundred
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq came to the crease when Pakistan were in a spot of bother in first innings. Pakistan were 77/3 but the captain scored a scintillating ton and ended with 114 runs to guide his team to a total of 339 runs in first innings. This was Misbah’s debut innings at Lord’s and the ever-reliable batsman celebrated it in a distinct way. He did some push-ups as a sign of celebrations.

Chris Woakes 11 wickets in the match
England all rounder Chris Woakes emerged out to be the most successful among the England bowlers. He bagged 11 wickets in total in the match. His efforts though went in vain as Pakistan took a 1-0 lead after winning this very Test match at Lord’s.

Yasir Shah’s bowling
Yasir Shah wrote his name in the record books after the leggie bagged a fifer in the first innings. His figures of 6/64 put him on the Lord’s honours board. Yasir  spun the web against England to provide his team an upper hand in the game. Even in the second innings, the spinner picked up four wickets.

Mohammad Amir’s wicket
Amir, who is making a comeback at Lord’s after his ban, was the most talked about player. But he made sure that his return is a memorable one as he picked up three wickets in the second innings.

Alastair Cook’s 81
Alastair Cook scored a magnificent 81 runs in the first innings for England. England were wrapped up for a mere 272 but it was skipper’s fascinating knock that provided some resistance to England batting.

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