England could not have responded more emphatically to their first-Test defeat, completing a 330-run win at Old Trafford on the fourth evening in a manner that answered many of the questions Lord's had presented
Ben Stokes was forced out of the England attack with a calf injury during the afternoon session at Old Trafford and may well have played his last Test cricket of the summer
A crushing victory over Pakistan gave England plenty to be pleased about but familiar concerns remain over the make-up of the side.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited Joe Root's outstanding performance - 325 runs in the match, within one shot of the victory margin - to negate the threat of Yasir Shah and set-up England's
Most things went right for Pakistan in victory at Lord's. In the second Test, most did not.
England chose not to enforce the follow-on after Pakistan crumbled for 198, a deficit of 391, in the Old Trafford Test with only their captain, Misbah-ul-Haq reaching a half-century
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best
Joe Root, having put his Test summer back on course on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test, extended his virtuoso performance past 200 on the second as England sought to pile up an impregnable first innings score against Pakistan
Joe Root was determined to right the wrongs of his Lord's performance and his 10-hour effort at Old Trafford could be a defining moment in his career
Stats highlights from second day's play at Old Trafford where Joe Root smashed a few of England's batting records.
Alastair Cook and Joe Root restored England's equilibrium after defeat at Lord's with immaculate hundreds on a flawless pitch on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test
Shan Masood was called upon as a bowler. Shan Masood survived to the close as a batsman. That offered scant consolation for a weary, error-prone Pakistan
Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan's bowling coach, believes that Yasir Shah struggled with the expectation of backing up his matchwinning display at Lord's
Each of the areas in which they dominated England at Lord's let Pakistan down at Old Trafford - and Alastair Cook and Joe Root made them pay.
The discipline displayed by Joe Root and Alastair Cook proved that highlights packages are not the best means of judging the merits of Test cricketers.
Stats highlights from Old Trafford where Joe Root notched up his tenth Test hundred and Alastair Cook got his 11th as England captain
Asked to play a bits-and-pieces role for England, Moeen Ali has seemingly lost confidence in his game - he may not have many more chances left.
Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted it was a worrying moment to see his star spinner, Yasir Shah, poleaxed in the nets when he took a blow on the shoulder on Wednesday.
Alastair Cook has said he wants to move on from the "sideshow" regarding the omission of James Anderson for the opening Test against Pakistan at Lord's
ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford
Runs England won this Test by - their second biggest win against Pakistan by margin of runs. Their biggest win came at Trent Bridge in 2010, by 354 runs.
Number of times Chris Woakes has struck in the first over of his spells in his Test career. He has done so four times already in this series.
No. of consecutive Test inns in which Younis Khan has been dismissed without scoring at least 50 runs - equals his worst streak. His first such streak since 2003.
Wickets taken by James Anderson in England - the most by a fast bowler in home Tests beating Glenn McGrath's tally of 289 wickets.
Runs Pakistan's first wicket has averaged in this series. In their last series in England Pakistan had averaged 11.62 for their fist wicket in four Tests.
Target set by England - the second-highest ever Pakistan have been set to chase in Tests.
Balls taken by Alastair Cook for his fifty in England's second innings; this is his fastest fifty in Tests. Previous fastest came off 56 balls, v India in Mohali, 2007-08
Highest 4th-inngs total in Tests at Old Trafford, by Australia in 1981. In terms of overs faced, the best is 145.1, by India in 1959
Instances of England not enforcing the follow-on despite a lead higher than 391; in 1930 v WI (lead 563), and v Aus in 1928 (lead 399)
England's 1st-innings lead, their 2nd-highest in a Test v Pakistan. Their highest is 401, at Trent Bridge in 1954
Fifty-plus scores for Misbah in his last 10 Test innings - two hundreds and five fifties.
Instances, in 51 Tests in England, when Pakistan have been seven down for less than 120