Jarrod Kimber

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Yasir Shah was left frustrated

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

When Plans A, B and C fall through

Each of the areas in which they dominated England at Lord's let Pakistan down at Old Trafford - and Alastair Cook and Joe Root made them pay

Mohammad Amir has a chat with Misbah-ul-Haq

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

Younis Khan gets into a tangle

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Younis gets in a tangle, Pakistan get out of one

For a while in the afternoon session it appeared Pakistan were losing their way but, after his role with the ball, Yasir Shah played a starring role again

Mohammad Amir had Alastair Cook bowled for his first comeback wicket

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Amir's path to new memories

What happened that day in 2010 will follow Mohammad Amir for the rest of his life, but he is young enough - and good enough - to ensure also ends up remembered for his cricket

Misbah-ul-Haq marked his hundred with a set of push-ups

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Misbah produces his own type of magic

Here was the Pakistan captain, the mere 15 years into his career, the mere 42 years into his life, striding to the wicket with his team needing him

Kaushal Silva trudges back after falling lbw for 16

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Facts conspire against Sri Lanka

Some may believe they were victims of misfortune but the truth is Sri Lanka's defeat was at least partly self-inflicted, not the result of a conspiracy

Alex Hales rode his luck after resuming his innings on the fourth day

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 4th day

A not-quite-perfect special-sort-of day

Amid the rainfall and the disappointment of seeing Alex Hales miss out on a maiden Test hundred, there was still a bit of the Lord's magic

Jonny Bairstow dropped an chance early in Sri Lanka's innings

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bairstow's tatty glovework tells a tale of a neglected skill

Jonny Bairstow has gloriously fast hands when it comes to being one of the world's most in-form batsmen. But they deserted him in his wicketkeeping duties, and it's not entirely his fault

Moeen Ali poses for a selfie with a spectator

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

And on the third day, Test cricket rose again

Sri Lanka have been so poor, they might have mistaken for harbingers of Test cricket's doom. But the maligned sport just keeps grinding along