Radio New Zealand – Pakistan have dominated the first day of the opening cricket Test after bowling out England for 184 and battling to 50 for one in overcast conditions at Lord’s.

Summary

  • Pakistan have dominated the first day of the opening cricket Test after bowling out England for 184 and battling to 50 for one in overcast conditions at Lord’s.
  • England captain Joe Root won the toss but apart from a gritty 70 by Alastair Cook, his batsmen failed to show the necessary application as Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali took four wickets each with disciplined seam bowling.
  • Ben Stokes unfurled a few trademark attacking strokes in his 38 but he was trapped lbw by Abbas following a review and England’s last five wickets crumbled for the addition of 16 runs straight after tea.
  • England needed early wickets and Broad snared Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq lbw for four, but the hosts failed to make another breakthrough under the floodlights.
  • Azhar Ali (18 not out) and Haris Sohail (21 not out) were largely untroubled by the England fast bowlers, although Azhar was dropped in the slips on 16 by Stokes off Wood to complete a poor day for Root’s side at the start of the two- match series.


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