Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pakistan secure gripping 75 run victory

Mohammad Amir completed his return to Test cricket by taking the final wicket of the match as Pakistan beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of their series opener at Lord's on Sunday.

England, set 283 for victory, were bowled out for 207 in the last session of the day.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four for 69 for a match haul of 10 for 141 in his first Test outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

Left-arm quick Amir, at the scene of his 2010 spot-fixing crime, ended the match when he bowled last man Jake Ball.

This match also saw England paceman Chris Woakes take Test-best match figures of 11 for 102.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq had earlier become the oldest Test century-maker for 82 years when the 42-year-old, in his first Test at Lord's, made 114 in his side's first innings 339.

Victory saw Pakistan go 1-0 up in the four-match series ahead of the second Test at Old Trafford starting on Friday.

Brief scores
Pakistan 1st Inns 339 (Misbah-ul-Haq 114, Asad Shafiq 73; C Woakes 6-70, S Broad 3-71)

England 1st Inns 272 (A Cook 81; Yasir Shah 6-72)

Pakistan 2nd Inns 215 (C Woakes 5-32)

England 2nd Inns 207 (Yasir Shah 4-69, Rahat Ali 3-47)

Result: Pakistan won by 75 runs

Series: Pakistan lead four-match series 1-0

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