News International – England rout Pakistan to level series

LEEDS: England won their first Test match since September as they thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the second Test at Headingley on Sunday.

Summary

  • England rout Pakistan to level series LEEDS: England won their first Test match since September as they thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the second Test at Headingley on Sunday.
  • Victory, completed inside three days, saw England level the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test at Lord’s by nine wickets.
  • It was also England’s first victory in a Test match since they beat the West Indies at Lord’s in September last year, with the side having endured a winless run of six defeats in eight Tests coming into this fixture.
  • Buttler, the man-of-the-match after being recalled to Test cricket at Lord’s, was glad to have justified the faith of new England selection chief Ed Smith, who picked him on his form in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament.
  • England resumed Sunday on 302 for seven, with Buttler 34 not out and Sam Curran, unbeaten on 16.


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