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BBC – Highlights: Pakistan dominate as England collapse for 184

Clearly England did not bat well on the first day of the first Test against Pakistan.

Summary

  • Highlights: Pakistan dominate as England collapse for 184 Clearly England did not bat well on the first day of the first Test against Pakistan.
  • England, though, wanted to bat because of concerns about how dry the pitch might become later in the match – remember when Moeen Ali spun out South Africa here last summer?
  • Joe Root chose to bat but his team were soon 43-3It is still possible captain Joe Root made the right decision but, if England are to win this Test, they are going to have to do it the hard way.
  • Michael VaughanFormer England captainAfter all the talk of moving on from a difficult winter, of a different era and the excitement of a new batting order, it was an awful start to the summer.
  • The first day at Lord’s was a time for England to be attritional.


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