Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

666dKamran Abbasi

MoYo: Pakistan's new Mojo

Pakistan resorted to pragmatism that was unheard of yesteryear but is a brand value now, writes Kamran Abbasi

666dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England lack courage of convictions

It's a sign that we live in turbulent times when an overnight lead of 341 is no longer considered sufficient to ensure a side against defeat, but Test cricket has changed beyond all recognition in the last five to ten years. At least, that was the assumpt

Day 4

666dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Strauss century puts England in charge

An assertive century from Andrew Strauss, only the third instance of an English batsmen getting one on his captaincy debut, helped his side extend their lead to a healthy 341 at the end of the fourth day at Lord's

666dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Old favourite helps Strauss find his feet

Apart from his unfortunate penchant for run-outs, Andrew Strauss can do no wrong at Lord's. A century on Test debut, a century on ODI debut, and now a century on his captaincy debut as well

666dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Harmison will be the key, says Woolmer

Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach, refused to accept that the first Test had slipped completely out of his side's reach, despite a century from England's captain, Andrew Strauss, that had established a healthy overnight lead of 341

Day 3

666dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan ride on Yousuf special

A fantastic hundred by Mohammad Yousuf, his 17th in Tests and first at Lord's, helped Pakistan avoid the follow-on on the third day of the first Test at Lord's

666dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England toil in uneven contest

England aren't making any excuses, but today they might have been excused if they had. Try as they might, there was simply no way through against a batsman who has scored runs for fun in his nine Tests against England

666dOsman Samiuddin

Hot shots, cool heads

Mohammad Yousuf and Inzamam-ul-Haq are two men who raise their game each time they step onto the field against England, writes Osman Samiuddin

Day 2

666dKamran Abbasi at Lord's

Inzi's zombies beat surrender

Over the last two days Inzi's troops have wandered around Lord's like zombies, going through the motions instead of seizing the moments, writes Kamran Abbasi

666dOsman Samiuddin

Pakistan's Marathon Man

When Pakistan's options begin to run out, you can be rest assured that Danish Kaneria would be there, plugging away tirelessly, writes Osman Samiuddin

Day 1

666dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Bell and Collingwood lead England charge

After Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell struck magnificent hundreds, leading England to a dominating 528 for 9, Pakistan lost three quick wickets to put England firmly on top


666dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Bell too keen to cut and run?

They said it would take three men to fill the boots of Andrew Flintoff, and so it has come to pass


'I can cause problems' - Kaneria

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, is looking forward to playing a major role in the four-Test series against England starting at Lord's on Thursday

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

0Imran FarhatSalman Butt
33Faisal IqbalImran Farhat
83Mohammad YousufFaisal Iqbal
25Inzamam-ul-HaqFaisal Iqbal
73Inzamam-ul-HaqAbdul Razzaq