Result
1st Test, Pakistan tour of Ireland, England and Scotland at Lord's, May 24-27 2018
184 & 242
12.4 ov, target 64
363 & 66/1
Pakistan won by 9 wickets
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
England184(58.2 overs)
Hasan Ali4/51(15.2)
Pakistan363(114.3 overs)
Babar Azam68 (120)
Asad Shafiq59 (100)
Ben Stokes3/73(22)
England242(82.1 overs)
Joe Root68 (120)
Jos Buttler67 (138)
Mohammad Amir4/36(18.1)
Pakistan66/1(12.4 overs)
end of over 1310 runs
PAK: 66/1CRR: 5.21 
Haris Sohail39 (32)
Imam-ul-Haq18 (34)
Dom Bess3.4-0-29-0
Mark Wood3-1-7-0

Pakistan win by nine wickets and it's consecutive Lord's victories for them after their win here two years ago. An outstanding performance from them with bat, ball and in the field. Only for a couple of hours yesterday evening did England get on top of them. Pakistan emerged this morning with questions over how many they could chase, but the bowlers made sure it didn't matter. Amir and Abbas wrapped up the innings with old and new balls, then the small target has been knocked off before lunch.

Pakistan have been brilliant. England have been woeful. Big questions for the them to answer before the second Test at Headingley on Friday. Will the new selector, Ed Smith, make any big calls? We'll stay with you for the presentations shortly. Who will be Man of the Match?

Muddassar: "Lord's is Pakistan's home ground :)" They quite like London as a whole!

sagar sk: "Now after this convincing win, Pakistan need to stay consistent going into the second test without Babar Azam, Who could be the replacement?"

Naeem: "and hence Imam ul haq stays unbeatable in 4th innings" Naveed: "No push-ups today???" Not this year!

Chris: "I love Joe and don't want to be too negative, But I'm just not sure he's the right player to lead them. I'd rather be concentrated on his batting at 3 and his conversion rate. Maybe Bairstow could captain and Buttler take the gloves? He's the only other member of the team that could do it really."

Zaid: "This performance has made me even more excited about Australia's tour later this year. The battle of the two most complete and, arguably, the two best bowling attacks in the world right now. Starc/Hazlewood/Cummins/Lyon VS Amir/Abbas/Hasan/Yasir! And in the absence of Warner and Smith, the strengths of the batting line-ups match up nicely."

Presentation time...Joe Root "Not good enough. We were out-performed in all three departments. We needed more runs in the first innings. I think we did some really good work leading into the game, making sure we were ready, but we just didn't follow through. We played some poor shots, gave some wickets away. You can't afford to do that. You look at the wicket now and you see how abrasive it is, would have been a different game batting last on that surface. As a batting group we have to find a way. You have to read the game, absorbing a bit a pressure, getting through tricky periods. We have to be a bit smarter. It's a difficult pull to shallow. We have to be better. I'm sure we can bounce back and I'm sure we can do that."

Sarfraz Ahmed "I'm very proud of my team, the way the young players produced their talent. When we came here we were very inexperienced but we were very confident. We have a very good bowling side. Our coaching staff worked really hard, told us to pitch it up. The way the bowlers did a job for us was great. We worked really hard on our fielding. Our catching was fantastic. The Malahide game was a very tough game, the way we won the match it was good for us."

Man of the Match is Mohammad Abbas for his match figures of 8 for 64: [Speaking through Wasim Akram has a translator] "I enjoyed it a lot, Lord's a full house, enjoyed very moment of it. Thank you to PCB for letting me come to Leicester, helped get used to conditions and helped me pitch it up. Glenn McGrath and Mohammad Asif are my heroes, learnt a lot from Asif who has been a great help to me."

And that just about wraps things up from Lord's. But there's another fairly important cricket match today - you can follow all our IPL build-up over here and there's also ESPN's Ultimate Weekend Of Sport has plenty left. So enjoy the action there and the rest of your weekend. We'll be back with you on Thursday for the West Indies v World XI T20 at Lord's and then the second Test starts on Friday at Headingley. For now, from Miller and Gnasher, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

12.4
4
Bess to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs
another full toss, clipped through the leg side and Pakistan have won
12.3
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run
gets forward and defends to cover
12.2
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run
quicker, flatter, beats the under edge as he goes for the cut
12.1
6
Bess to Haris Sohail, SIX runs
that's a big full and it's launched over the leg side, slog-swept for six into the stands at deep midwicket
end of over 126 runs
PAK: 56/1CRR: 4.66 
Imam-ul-Haq18 (34)
Haris Sohail29 (28)
Mark Wood3-1-7-0
Dom Bess3-0-19-0
11.6
Wood to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
short of a length outside off, defended on the back foot
11.5
Wood to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
a bouncer angled in over off stump, bends down on his knees
11.4
2
Wood to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs
good length outside off, onto the front foot and pushes through the vacant mid-off area
11.3
1
Wood to Haris Sohail, 1 run
short of a length outside off, flicked into midwicket

Root fielding on his knees at silly point. He did that in Christchurch as well. Was started by the Somerset slip fielders to their spinners

11.2
Wood to Haris Sohail, no run
round the wicket, a bouncer, he ducks
11.1
3
Wood to Imam-ul-Haq, 3 runs
over the wicket, punched off the back foot through the off side, another nice piece of timing

Hassaan: "Always wondered why they call it silly point, do you have the answer Gnasher?" Because there's no point being there and it's a silly place to stand?

end of over 118 runs
PAK: 50/1CRR: 4.54 
Haris Sohail28 (26)
Imam-ul-Haq13 (30)
Dom Bess3-0-19-0
Mark Wood2-1-1-0
10.6
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run
and now he's down the pitch to make this into a low full toss but picks out mid-off
10.5
4
Bess to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs
another powerful drive, this time through the covers, Bess serves up a half volley outside off, drilled wide of short cover by Haris
10.4
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run
thrusts the pad forward and then doesn't play
10.3
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run
left alone

Sai: "2 problems with England team, inconsistency from top 4 and bowler 3,4 not providing enough wickets." Isn't that that six problems?

10.2
4
Bess to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs
that's a lovely shot, gets forward to a full delivery and drives it straight down the ground. Very elegant
10.1
Bess to Haris Sohail, no run
slides on outside off, left alone
end of over 10Maiden
PAK: 42/1CRR: 4.2 
Imam-ul-Haq13 (30)
Haris Sohail20 (20)
Mark Wood2-1-1-0
Dom Bess2-0-11-0

Umar: "Finally a non-nervy finish from Pakistan. At least they are sparing us during our fasting hours of all the tension and restlessness. "

9.6
Wood to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
and another short one ends the over, angles in at Imam who sways out of the line
9.5
Wood to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
pulls his bat inside the line of a short-of-a-length delivery outside off...not much in Imam's half
Best performances - batsmen
AN Cook
70 runs (148)
14 fours
0 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
58910711317
Babar Azam
68 runs (120)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
10671820403
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Abbas
O
14
M
7
R
23
W
4
Eco
1.64
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
1W
Mohammad Amir
O
18.1
M
3
R
36
W
4
Eco
1.98
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Lord's, London
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Ireland, England and Scotland 2018
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Abbas
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2304
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days24,25,26,27 May 2018 (5-day match)
Test debut
Dom Bess
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Rob Bailey
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe