PAK beat ENG by 9 wickets | England vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score 1st Test Match

Pakistan in England, 2 Test Series, 2018

Date: May 24, 2018 Start Time: 15:30 IST | 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Venue: Lord's, London
ENG
1st Inn - 184/10(58.2) 2nd Inn - 242/10(82.1)
PAK
1st Inn - 363/9(114.3) 2nd Inn - 66/1(12.4)
Pakistan beat England by 9 wickets

England vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score - 1st Test Match - Summary

End of Over : 12.4 PAK: 66/1

That ends our coverage of the Lord's game. A rather lopsided affair, which was quite unexpected. England were bland in all aspects of the game and paid the price. However, we all know how potent they can be when they get their act right and will be hungry to bounce back. On the other hand, Pakistan were astute overall. They will look to capitalize on the dream start and continue their form. Join us for the second and final Test of the series from the 1st of June in Headingley, Leeds. Till then, cheers!

12.4 4

FOUR! That is that! Game, set and match! PAKISTAN WIN BY 9 WICKETS! They take a 1-0 lead in the series. A friendly delivery from Bess on the middle and leg stump line, the batsman whips it with absolute ease to the mid-wicket boundary.

12.3 0

Fuller length ball on off, Haris goes on the front foot and defends it on the off side.

12.2 0

Looks to defend that one, but misses it as that one keeps low.

12.1 6

SIX! S-H-O-T! Haris tonks one into the stands. A low full toss, he goes down on one knee and slogs it over the mid-wicket boundary for a biggie. That's the 50-run stand between Sohail and Imam!

End of Over : 12 6 Runs PAK: 56/1
11.6 0

Stays tall and gets behind the line to block it.

11.5 0

The batsman picked the bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

11.4 2

Consistent short bowling from the English bowlers. Imam gets another one into his body and punches the ball down to the mid off region for another couple.

11.3 1

The batsman stays tall and keeps it down to the mid-wicket region. Another run added to the total.

11.2 0

Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.

11.1 3

Goes over the wicket, angles into the body of Imam who does well to stay tall and get behind the line. He punches it from the back foot through the vacant cover region and takes three.

End of Over : 11 8 Runs PAK: 50/1
10.6 0

Steps out and smashes it hard again, but this time only manages to find the man at mid off.

10.5 4

FOUR! Drills it and no need to run for that! Too full from Bess, Haris comes on the front foot and powers the drive through the covers. Splits the gap to perfection between extra cover and mid off. No stopping that one. 50 up for Pakistan, they just need 14 more to win this game!

10.4 0

Again too wide from Bess and the batsman is happy to leave those.

Summary

The two-match Test series between Pakistan and England kick-off at Lord’s on May 24. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and New Zealand extended their poor away record in cricket's longest format to 13 matches without a victory. Pakistan, by contrast, enter this two-match campaign on the back of a morale-boosting five-wicket win over Test debutants Ireland at Malahide last week.

 

Meanwhile, England would be looking to close in on fourth-placed New Zealand in the ICC Test Team Rankings as well. Pakistan, on the other hand, could overtake England if they pull off victories in both matches. A 2-0 win for England will lift them to 101 points and within one point of New Zealand, with Pakistan losing six points with such a verdict and slipping to 81. A 1-0 series win will see England gain one point and reach 99 while Pakistan will be on 83 points, four points below their present tally of 87 points.

 

A drawn series will see England lose one point and Pakistan gain one point, while Pakistan will improve substantially if they win the series. A 1-0 series win will lift Pakistan by six points to 93 points and just one point below England while a 2-0 result will see them overtake England to reach 95 points.

 

Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas , Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Faheem Ashraf.

 

England 1st Test Squad: Mark Stoneman, Alastair Cook, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Mark Wood.

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