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Day 4

1235dThe Report by David Hopps

Relentless England seal 330-run win

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

1234dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

Stokes limps off with calf injury

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

1234dTanya Aldred at Old Trafford

Manchester's multicultural slice of life

There was disappointment for those Pakistan fans who made their way to Old Trafford but enjoyment nevertheless - especially for the newcomers

1234dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

'Root was the difference' - Misbah

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

Day 3

1235dThe Report by David Hopps

England opt to plump 391-run lead

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

Day 2

1236dThe Report by David Hopps

Root 254 hands England total control

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

1235dGeorge Dobell

Root's hunger bodes well for England

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

1235dShiva Jayaraman

Root's great day, Yasir's toil

Stats highlights from second day's play at Old Trafford where Joe Root smashed a few of England's batting records.

Day 1

1237dAndrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

'Yasir struggled with expectation' - Mushtaq

Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan's bowling coach, believes that Yasir Shah struggled with the expectation of backing up his matchwinning display at Lord's

1237dJarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

Pakistan's Plans A, B and C fall through

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.

1237dShiva Jayaraman

Cook equals Gooch, Yasir made to toil

Stats highlights from Old Trafford where Joe Root notched up his tenth Test hundred and Alastair Cook got his 11th as England captain


1238dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

England stick with Moeen in a twist

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.

1238dAndrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

Yasir fit to torment England again

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.

Huge win for England


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.

Woakes' special knack


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.

Younis' lean patch


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.

Jimmy at home


Wickets taken by James Anderson in England - the most by a fast bowler in home Tests beating Glenn McGrath's tally of 289 wickets.

Missing opening act, again


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.

Tall order


Target set by England - the second-highest ever Pakistan have been set to chase in Tests.

Cook's quickest


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

Tall order for Pakistan


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

Where's the follow-on?


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)

Huge lead


England's 1st-innings lead, their 2nd-highest in a Test v Pakistan. Their highest is 401, at Trent Bridge in 1954

Misbah's hot streak


Fifty-plus scores for Misbah in his last 10 Test innings - two hundreds and five fifties.

Iffy top order


Instances, in 51 Tests in England, when Pakistan have been seven down for less than 120