Published On: Sun, Jul 17th, 2016

Lord’s Test: Yasir Shah takes Pakistan to historic win


Shah double puts Pakistan on top

LONDON: Cricket: Pakistan beat England by 75 runs in 1st Test

England, chasing 283 runs to win the first game of the four match series, require another 128 runs to win with four wickets in hand. Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes are at the crease with 28 and 5 runs to their name.

James Vince was caught by Younis Khan from the bowling of Wahab Riaz after scoring 42 runs from 49 balls after hitting nine boundaries.

Gary Ballance was the next English batsman to be dismissed as he was bowled by leg spinner Yasir Shah. He made 43 runs from 66 balls.

The leg spinner got his second wicket as Moeen Ali was bowled while trying to slog the spinner out of the Lord’s ground.

England went to lunch at 90/3.

Pakistani pacer Rahat Ali took all three wickets in the morning session.

Ali dismissed Cook in his second over, who feathered through to wicketkeeper Sarfaraz. Pakistan players went into jubilation after the big wicket. Cook could only score eight runs.

In the 8th over, Rahat Ali got Hales when he tried to cut and edged to Hafeez. He scored 16 off 21 balls.

As Pakistan went ahead to put more pressure by introducing Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali once again made the most of conditions and got another wicket in the 14th over by removing Joe Root.

Pakistan had scored 215 in their second innings of the first test match.

Asad Shafiq was the top scorer in the innings as he made 49 runs from 96 balls with the help of three boundaries.

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 45 runs from 68 balls after hitting five boundaries.

Yasir Shah contributed 30 runs in the total whereas  Younis Khan, Shan Masood and Azhar Ali made 25, 24 and 23 runs respectively for Pakistan.

Pakistan, 214 for eight overnight, lost their last two wickets for just one run in 13 balls during Sunday’s opening 10 minutes.

Stuart Broad struck twice in two balls with Yasir Shah, failing to add to his overnight Test-best 30 not out, and Mohammad Amir (one) both caught behind by wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow.

Pace-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes led England off the field after taking five for 32 for a match haul of 11 for 112.

England now needed to surpass their record fourth innings-winning chase in a Lord’s Test of 282 for three against New Zealand in 2004 if they were to go 1-0 up in this four-match series.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology