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Day 4

1362dThe Report by Alan Gardner

Yasir's ten-for seals thrilling Pakistan win

Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the series after beating England by 75 runs at Lord's, as Misbah-ul-Haq's irrepressible side took the ten wickets they required for victory on the fourth day

1362dMark Nicholas

Masters of making the ball talk

The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

1362dESPNcricinfo staff

Misbah hails 'remarkable turnaround'

Misbah-ul-Haq said it had been a 'remarkable turnaround' for Pakistan after they secured a 75-run victory at Lord's, six years after leaving the ground in disgrace following the spot-fixing scandal

1362dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

Themes of redemption had been constant for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in their moment of victory that their win could be understood.

1362dGeorge Dobell

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

1361dFram Hansotia

A triumphant Lord's return

Pakistan thrilled one and all in their first Test at Lord's since 2010, giving their fans the experience of a lifetime

Day 3

1363dThe Report by Alan Gardner

Yasir, Wahab polish off England for 272

Yasir Shah took his tally to six wickets in the innings as England were dismissed for 272 on the third morning at Lord's, a useful lead for Pakistan of 67 runs

1363dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Resurgent Woakes showing all his tricks

From the fringes of the Test side, Chris Woakes has now become indispensable in the space of three matches and at Lord's has produced a display full of character.

1363dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England's mettle to truly tested

On an absorbing sunny Saturday, in front of a packed and rapt full house, Pakistan's second innings listed and creaked but they hauled themselves to a dominant position

1362dESPNcricinfo staff

Finn's unrewarded efforts

Steven Finn could be left wondering who he had offended as he remained wicketless

Day 2

1364dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Yasir shows England's nemesis remains at large

If there was any notion that England would be challenged less by spin on home soil, that was banished by Yasir Shah's first day with the ball of the series.

1364dShiva Jayaraman

Cook passes Gavaskar and a rare five-for

Stats highlights from Lord's where Alastair Cook passed Sunil Gavaskar as the highest scoring opener and Yasir Shah took his fifth five-for in Tests.

1364dMark Nicholas at Lord's

The redemption of Mohammad Amir

Amid the nervous tension, frustration and elation, Mohammad Amir finally drew a line under his Lord's story

1364dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

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.

Day 1

1365dThe Report by Alan Gardner

Misbah leads way with Lord's hundred

Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten century on his first Test in England led his side into a strong position on the opening day at Lord's as they closed on 282 for 6

1365dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Misbah's push-ups deliver on a promise

The merits, or otherwise, of putting cricketers through military-style 'boot camps' have been debated at length over the years.

1365dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

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.


1357dJon Hotten

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


What is your favourite team celebration?

Misbah showed the way on day one, and the whole Pakistan team celebrated with push-ups after their Lord's win. But is it the best of the lot? Vote for your choice

1357dInterview by Kamran Abbasi

'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

1361dESPNcricinfo staff

Yasir Shah ranked No. 1 Test bowler

Yasir Shah, the Pakistan legspinner who took a 10-for at Lord's to lead his team to a famous victory over England, has climbed up to the top of the ICC rankings for bowlers.

1359dBill Ricquier

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

1366dBharath Seervi

Amir's England run and Misbah's first tryst

A stats preview of the England-Pakistan Test at Lord's, where Mohammad Amir is set to return to Test cricket for the first time since the spot-fixing scandal in 2010

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