Current Run Rate

CRR

2.17

Last 10 Ov (Run Rate)

Last 10 Ov (RR)

24/0 (2.40)

Current Run Rate

CRR

2.17

Last 10 Ov (Run Rate)

Last 10 Ov (RR)

24/0 (2.40)

Ground time: 10:53
TEST CAREER
CRR:
2.17
Last 10 Overs:24/0
Ground Time:
10:53
BATSMENRB4s6sSRThis BowlerLast 10 ovsmatrunshsave
Haris Sohail*Haris Sohail*(lhb)21502042.004(6b)12(24b)4235 7639.16
Azhar AliAzhar Ali(rhb)18722025.005(18b)8(36b)645153302*46.00
BOWLERSOMRWEcon0s4s6sThis Spellmatwktsbbiave
Ben StokesBA Stokes(rfm)42902.2519101.0-1-0-04295 6/2234.23
Dominic BessDM Bess(ob)10404.005101.0-0-4-010 --
Current Partnership :
P'SHIP :
38 runs, 17.3 overs, RR: 2.17 (Azhar Ali 12, Haris Sohail 21)
Last Bat :
L'BAT :
Imam-ul-Haq lbw b Broad 4 ( 16b 1X4 0X6) SR: 25.00
FoW :
FoW :
12/1 (5.3 ov)
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Match Centre

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Andrew Miller

Statistics

Current Batsmen

Haris Sohail
21(50) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 3 7 1 4 4
Azhar Ali
18(72) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 6 3 4 0 3

Current bowlers

BA Stokes
O4
M2
R9
W0
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DM Bess
O1
M0
R4
W0
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

PARTNERSHIPS

12
Azhar Ali6 (17)
Imam-ul-Haq4 (16)
38*
Azhar Ali12 (55)
Haris Sohail21 (50)

END OF OVER:
23 | (maiden) | PAK: 50/1

  • Azhar Ali18 (72b)
  • Haris Sohail21 (50b)
  • BA Stokes4-2-9-0
  • DM Bess1-0-4-0

10.43am Whatever transpires today, Pakistan are amply living up to their pre-Test billing as the least predictable outfit in the game. As Michael Atherton put it: "They are the kind of team that, when they get on a roll, and start to create something in the field, watch out, they are dangerous."

Tehseenharoon: "We are underestimating English Team. It was the first day and we can conclude it on first the basis of first day. Yesterday it was Pakistan's day and Hopefully today will be England's. English balling attack can rattle Pakistani defense in few hours...."

10.30am Jarrod Kimber takes a closer look at the inscrutable Alastair Cook, a man whose methods seem outdated but remain utterly crucial to England's Test fortunes.

Osman Samiuddin salutes Mohammad Abbas - the full-length, nip-it-both-ways merchant whose methods evoke those of another Mohammad A of recent Pakistan vintage.

And George Dobell bemoans a familiar tale of English Test incompetence. Play it again, George! It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser...

10.20am So, there's oodles to catch up on overnight. First things first, Jarrod and George answer your #PoliteEnquiries about a day of fine swing and seam bowling, and familiarly flimsy English batting.

Andy R: "Working in the online world I thought I could escape GDPR just for a couple of minutes while catching up on the cricket.....why would you do this to me? Anyway, heres hoping the Pakistan defence is less secure than your privacy policy."

Junaid: "Am I the only one who thinks the match is in the balance. The Eng bowlers are quick, the ball is swinging and Pakistani batting lineup is brittle. If England keep the lead to less than 50 (in case pak do get a lead) I think England will be ahead, there is just something about 4th innings and Pakistan batting." Absolutely. It is all to play for!

10.15am Happy GDPR Day everyone! Hope you've ticked all your boxes and updated your privacy policies, because we are going to make no apology for spamming you with incessant updates on what is already panning out to be a fascinating Test match.

England's ramshackle batting has opened the door for Pakistan to repeat the feat that they pulled off so sensationally on their last visit to England in 2016, and claim a Test victory at Lord's. There's an awfully long way to go yet, of course, but last night's diligent display of batting from Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail has given them every chance of first claiming a lead, then building a significant advantage. What might Messrs Anderson, Broad, Wood, Stokes and Bess have to say about that then?

***

6.35pm: Well, it isn't quite veni, vidi, vici yet - but Pakistan came, saw and didn't too shabbily at all on the first day at Lord's. England will be going over the tape once again, trying to work out what went wrong after choosing to bat and then succumbing to 184 all out. Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali were their conquerors with the ball, sharing eight wickets, and Azhar Ali then set a resolute tone with the bat, as Pakistan battled through in the evening session for the loss of just one wicket. Should Joe Root have chosen to bat? Sarfraz Ahmed certainly didn't mind, and he'll be hoping his batsmen can ram home the advantage tomorrow. Fidel Fernando's full report will be in the slot shortly, and we'll be back for more in the morning. Ta ra!

22.6
0
Stokes to Azhar Ali, no run, dug in, 86mph and rising over off stump, Azhar lines it up well and drops it safely down on to the crease - and that is stumps, the end of an excellent day for Pakistan
22.5
0
Stokes to Azhar Ali, no run, short and at the body, Azhar lets it hit on on the hip and runs away
22.4
0
Stokes to Azhar Ali, no run, keeps plugging away in the channel, nothing doing from the batsman

Leg slip trots across now... Man back on the hook, too

22.3
0
Stokes to Azhar Ali, no run, length, gets Azhar pushing a little hesitantly, squeezed towards gully on the bounce
22.2
0
Stokes to Azhar Ali, no run, lets this one go outside off
22.1
0
Stokes to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length, towards the ribs but Azhar rides it and defends to the on side

Ben Stokes to bowl the last over of the day (somehow we're going to lose six)

END OF OVER:
22 | 4 Runs | PAK: 50/1

  • Haris Sohail21 (50b)
  • Azhar Ali18 (66b)
  • DM Bess1-0-4-0
  • MA Wood6-3-9-0

Still, despite that last ball, a tidy enough start from the new boy. He might have some overs to bowl tomorrow, if Pakistan settle in

21.6
4
Bess to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, drags this down a touch and Haris slams four past cover point, firm connection and it runs up the slope to the boundary - bringing up the Pakistan 50 in the process

"If only we had TRJ...he would be dismantling the Pakistanis!" He does enjoy it when it's nibbly at HQ, TheBard. Desperate bad luck to have done his back again

21.5
0
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run, full, gives it some air, Haris crunches a drive this time, straight to the man at cover
21.4
0
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run, tossed up and punched into the covers
21.3
0
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run, quick offbreak, there's some drift in as Haris goers back to cut and gets a bottom edge into the turf
21.2
0
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run, floated up full, tapped into the covers coming forwards

That's brought the crowd alive... They like what they see

21.1
0
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run, round the wicket, pushed through with plenty of energy and it's on target straight away, Haris blocks resolutely

Ah, we are going to see England's debutant tweaker: Dom Bess, in his 17th first-class game, to give it a rip from the Nursery End

END OF OVER:
21 | 3 Runs | PAK: 46/1

  • Azhar Ali18 (66b)
  • Haris Sohail17 (44b)
  • MA Wood6-3-9-0
  • BA Stokes3-1-9-0

Here's vsri: "Hi Alan, I was a fan of the English team that visited India and Australia recently. Thought it had loads of potential. Despite the weakness in the top 4, it more than made it up for by having Stokes, Bairstow, Ali, and Woakes in the middle/lower-middle order. An exciting line up. Quite a bit disappointed with their performances. I think mainly stemming from the weakness in bowling in overseas conditions rather than batting?" Weaknesses in the batting, weaknesses in the bowling... Pretty much sums up England's Test side, atm

20.6
0
Wood to Azhar Ali, no run, full, 90mph and slapped on the drive, Broad throws himself to his left at cover to prevent a boundary
20.5
2
Wood to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, pitched up, 88mph outside off and Azhar gets across, opens the face and punches through point for a couple
20.4
0
Wood to Azhar Ali, no run, touch short, defended on off stump
20.3
0
Wood to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length outside off, lets this one fly through
20.2
0
Wood to Azhar Ali, no run, now the chin music kicks in, sub-woofer thrumming, 88mph, the ball rears and hits glove/bat handle as Azhar fends at it... manages to keep the ball down with the catcher lurking

Short leg in again

20.1
1
Wood to Haris Sohail, 1 run, round the wicket from Wood, into the pads and worked for a single

Ten minutes left in the day, England gagging for another wicket or two before the close...