Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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Woakes impresses as Finn struggles again

George Dobell on the continued success of Chris Woakes, as England make two in-roads before lunch on day 1 at Lord's.

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'Amir will win the fans over again' - Misbah

Pakistan captain says he has no worries about the returning Mohammad Amir.

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'I'm over the moon to get a recall' - Ballance

England batsman Gary Ballance is excited to get back in England's Test squad against Pakistan and hopes to carry his good in the series

  • 'I play every match like it's my last'

    Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah relives his success at Lord's and talks about what it's like to be acclaimed as the world's best spinner

  • The hinterland of 40

    At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

  • Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

    Lord's presented us with a fine study in his methods, where bowler and captain showcase their styles while sticking to a larger plan

  • Age shall not wither

    Forty-two-year-old Misbah-ul-Haq, playing his first Test in England, struck a glorious century and stood out as a magnificent aberration

  • The unique phenomenon that is Pakistan cricket

    Their openers aren't reliable, their tail is weak, and their fielding isn't impressive. Does that stop them from winning Tests spectacularly? Of course not

Openers fail, again


Runs by Pakistan openers in this innings; they have failed to total 50 runs in their last ten Test innings in England.

A duck and a hundred


Number of batsmen who had got a duck and a hundred in their first Test at Lord's before Misbah-ul-Haq: Sid Barnes, Charlie Davis and Dilip Vengsarkar.

Younis' grind


Younis Khan's strike rate in his innings of 25 - his second lowest in an innings in Tests when he has faced 50 or more balls.

Woakes' milestone


First-class wickets for Chris Woakes. He got his 400th wicket when he dismissed Azhar Ali earlier in this innings.

A rare ten-for


No.of times England pacers have taken a ten-wicket haul at Lord's in the last 50 years including Woakes. Botham v NZ in 1978 and Broad v WI in 2012 are the others to do it

High five twice


Last time before Woakes an England bowler took two five-fors in a Test at Lord's. Ian Botham took 6/101 and 5/39 against NZ on that occasion.

Tough for England


Instances of teams scoring 282 or more in a successful chase in the 4th innings of a Lord's Test: WI (342 in 1984), and England (282 v NZ in 2004)

4th-innings slump


Cook's average in his last 15 fourth innings in Tests; he has only three fifties, with a highest of 63

Opening woes


Average opening stand in this Test, the fourth lowest in a Lord's Test since 2000; two of the four lowest have been in Tests involving Pakistan

Vince's best


James Vince's previous highest Test score in 5 innings; he had scored only 70 in those five innings, at an average of 14

The 40s jinx


Number of batsmen dismissed in the 40s in this Test, the joint 2nd highest in Test history. The highest is 8, Eng v Aus, Edgbaston, 1989

Yasir's best


Wickets for Yasir Shah, his first 10-for in Tests; his previous best was 9 for 155

Pakistan lord it


Pakistan's win-loss record v Eng in Tests at Lord's; only Australia, with a 15-7 record, have done better