Lord's Test: Pakistan beat England by 75 runs
Pakistan defeated England in the first test match on Sunday after Yasir Shah and Mohammad Amir sent home the bulk of the British batsmen to secure the victory for the country.
Yasir Shah was once again the man who did the trick for Pakistan, when a low kept delivery rattled Bairstow's stumps. The latest dismissal meant that Yasir had claimed four wickets this innings while earlier he had claimed six English scalps in the previous innings of England. Mohammad Amir struck for Pakistan right in the next over, when he bowled Stuart Broad.
Mohammad Amir finished with two wickets in the end and it was the Pakistani pacer who clean bowled JT Ball to clinch the victory for Pakistan.
It was Yasir Shah who had done the damage earlier to the English batting side as his two quick wickets after lunch helped put Pakistan in the driving seat. At first, Shah dismissed Ballance before moving on to bowling Moeen Ali out.
England were set a target of 283 to win the first Test after bowling out Pakistan for 215 in their second innings on the fourth day.
England were 90 for three in their second innings, needing a further 193 runs to reach their victory target of 283, at lunch. James Vince was 41 not out and Gary Ballance 15 not out after Rahat Ali had removed all of England´s top three batsmen in a return of three for 36 in eight overs.
This is the first of a four-Test series.
Pakistan, 214 for eight overnight, lost their last two wickets for just one run in 13 balls during Sunday´s opening 10 minutes.
Stuart Broad struck twice in two balls with Yasir Shah, failing to add to his overnight Test-best 30 not out, and Mohammad Amir (one) both caught behind by wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow.
Pace-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes led England off the field after taking five for 32 for a match haul of 11 for 112.
England now needed to surpass their record fourth innings-winning chase in a Lord´s Test of 282 for three against New Zealand in 2004 if they were to go 1-0 up in this four-match series.