A disciplined bowling performance from England bowled Pakistan out for 234 runs in the final innings after setting a target of 565 runs to complete a comprehensive 330-run win on the fourth day of the second Test match in Manchester which levelled the series 1-1.
Pakistan put on a below par showing and were bowled out for 198 runs in their first innings following which England came out to bat again and stretched the lead to 489 runs by the end of the rain affected third day of the second Test match in Manchester.
After Joe Root’s career best 254 helped England build a total of 589 for eight, Chris Woakes took a three-wicket haul to peg Pakistan down to 57 for four in 24 overs at stumps on the second day of the second Test in Manchester.
With a 75-run win in the first Test, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series against England. The action will now shift to Old Trafford where the second Test gets underway on 22nd July. Ahead of the game, let us look at a few of the key statistics.
After succumbing to the spin of Yasir Shah in the first Test at Lord's, England will be keen to return back to winning ways and level the series when they take on Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford on Friday.
The International Cricket Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the appointment of the former South African fast bowler Steve Elworthy as the managing director for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has reached the pole position in the International Cricket Council player rankings for Test bowlers after his man of the match performance in the first Test against England at Lord's.
Riding on Yasir Shah’s four-wicket haul, Pakistan dismissed England for 207 runs in the second innings, while defending a target of 283 runs to claim a 75-run victory in the first Test at Lord’s, thereby taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
Chris Woakes took another five-wicket haul in the match as Pakistan were restricted to 214 for eight in their second innings, ending the third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s with a lead of 281 runs.
England were rattled by Yasir Shah’s five-fer and were reduced to 253 for seven from 71 overs, still trailing Pakistan by 86 runs in the first innings by the end of day two of the first Test at Lord’s.