Pakistan crush sorry England at Lord’s

Pakistan crush sorry England at Lord’s

Optimism provided by Jos Buttler and Dom Bess on the third evening was dashed by the eighth delivery of the day, when Buttler was trapped lbw by Mohammad Abbas for 67.

Left-arm bowler Amir's five wickets in the match have lifted him five places to 32nd position while Hasan Ali has gained 26 slots to reach 61st position after taking four first innings wickets. But at least Buttler, who finished on 66 not out, and Bess (55 not out) justified their selections and gave their team a bit of confidence ahead of a potentially even more hard five-Test series against top-ranked India.

Victory, completed before lunch on the fourth day, put Pakistan 1-0 up in a two-match series ahead of the second Test at Headingley that starts on Friday.

England had hoped to move on from a wretched winter with a slightly new look.

England lost their last five wickets for just 16 runs.

Not since 1955 against South Africa have England won the toss at Lord's and returned a lower total batting first - from 133 all out they went on to win by 71 runs.

England found themselves with a huge first-innings deficit of 179 runs after Pakistan, 350 for eight overnight, saw their first innings end on 363.

England was 235-6 at stumps.

He has had a diabolical start to the county season and that has unsurprisingly followed him into the worldwide arena, here unable to repay the faith the selectors had in him to the extent that dispensing with him would appear akin to a mercy killing at this point.

Then the captain's determined contribution foundered as the returning Abbas took another up the slope to have him lbw. Both were taken by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

In fact in nearly all areas, Pakistan were everything that England were not.

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They reaped the benefits of an elongated period of preparation.

As for England's dropped catches, Bairstow said: "It's not from (lack of) practice, that's for sure". He hasn't played any red-ball cricket since December. In seven of his last matches, the 29-year-old has picked up a wicket each with 3-18 his best figures so far.

Although Azhar was dismissed for only four, Haris made 39 not out, including a six off Bess and a leap for joy when he hit the winning runs.

England, in a bid to win next year s World Cup on home soil, have radically altered their domestic fixture schedule in recent times.

"That should really really hurt for England".

"We can't ignore this, we have to learn from it quickly".

Players are fined 10% of their match fee for every over short while the captain suffers double which means Sarfraz was fined 60% of his fee and the rest of the team 30%. They can play good shots and understanding that is key.

As anyone who watched English cricket in the 90s can testify, knee-jerk selection changes are usually a poor idea, and yet with Stoneman and Malan it seems increasingly unlikely that, through current form or technique respectively, either is destined for a prolific summer and the kindest thing would be to replace them before long.

"It's not a surprise that they have lost to Pakistan - they've been losing for a while".

"But we had that belief that he will come good". Credit to Pakistan, they bowled well and they showed some fight with the bat.

"We have a very inexperienced team but we are very confident in our players". Even though this, a Test debut, was just his 17th first-class match, he seemed to take it all in his stride. "Ireland gave us a tough time and that helped us prepare for this Test", Sarfraz added. "All in all we've been going for six weeks, preparing for Lord's".

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