City A.M. – As Joe Root clung onto the catch in the slip cordon which sealed England’s resounding win over Pakistan on Sunday, there were smiles all round.

Summary

  • As Joe Root clung onto the catch in the slip cordon which sealed England’s resounding win over Pakistan on Sunday, there were smiles all round.
  • Read more: England are grappling with a Trevor Bayliss conundrumAfter the nine-wicket trouncing at Lord’s in the first Test he must have briefly questioned if he’d got it all horribly wrong.
  • Jos Buttler lived up to his billing, hitting a series-high unbeaten 80; Dom Bess took 3-33, scored an accomplished 49 and took a stunning catch; Sam Curran offered variety with the ball and showed promise with the bat; and recalled opener Keaton Jennings proved he’d worked on his flaws.
  • Jos Buttler hit 11 fours and two sixes in his innings at Headingley (Source: Getty)All of those attributes were on display in Leeds on Sunday morning.
  • With the opening bowling partnership of James Anderson and Stuart Broad back on song, taking 10 wickets between them, and Chris Woakes also contributing nicely with four wickets, it was a reassuring win all round for England.


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