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Pakistan beat England by nine wickets in the first Test at Lord’s

Pakistan beat England by nine wickets in the first Test at Lord’s

Pakistan on Sunday beat England by nine wickets in the first Test at Lord’s to take 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

This is Pakistan fifth Test victory at Lord's following wins at the "home of cricket" in 1982, 1992, 1996 and 2016. The only other team with more wins than losses against England at Lord's is Australia, who have won 15 and lost seven.

Mohammad Abbas, with match figures of 8-64, was named the man of the match.

This was England's seventh loss in 10 Tests as their first match under new national selector Ed Smith ended in a resounding reverse.

Pakistan were set a target of just 64 runs to win the first Test at Lord's on Sunday following England's latest batting collapse.

The team finished on 66 for one before lunch to go 1-0 up in this two-match series ahead of next week's second Test at Headingley.

England, resuming on an overnight 235 for six, lost their last four second-innings wickets for a mere seven runs in 18 balls on the fourth morning to be bowled out for 242.

England's were now 236 for seven and that soon became 241 for eight, after the tourists took the new ball, when Mark Wood edged Mohammad Amir to Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Stuart Broad made his Test-best 169 against Pakistan at Lord's in 2010 — a match that became known for a spot-fixing 'sting' that saw three Pakistan players, including Amir, jailed by an English court and given five-year bans by the International Cricket Council.

on Sunday he fell for a duck when prodding outside off stump at Abbas, with Sarfraz holding a routine catch.

The innings ended when Amir knocked over Bess's off-stump as the batsman went to drive.

Amir finished with innings figures of four for 36 and the impressive Abbas had eight in the game after a second-innings haul of four for 41 in 17 overs.

It took Pakistan, who came into this match on the back of a five-wicket win over Test debutants Ireland, just 12.4 overs to reach their victory target, with Sohail hitting a six and a four against off-spinner Bess to seal a commanding victory.



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