Joe Root and Azhar Ali speak with the media after the first Test
Joe Root speaks with the media after victory over Pakistan in the #raisethebat first Test at Emirates Old Trafford.
Azhar Ali reflects on Old Trafford Test in his virtual media conference
England recorded a stunning come-from-behind victory by three wickets in the Old Trafford Test with a day to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series against Pakistan on Saturday.
After conceding a 107 runs first innings and then chasing 277 for victory, England had looked down and out after slipping to 117 for five. However, Jos Butler (75, 101b, 7x4, 1x6) and Chris Woakes (84 not out, 120b, 10x4) put on 139 runs to turn the tables on the visitors.
Yasir Shah took four for 99 in the second innings to follow up his four for 66 in the first innings, besides chipping in with a useful 24-ball 33 on Saturday morning that had stretched Pakistan’s overnight lead from 244 runs to 276 runs.
The two teams will now travel to Southampton on Monday for the remaining two Tests with the second starting on Thursday.