Michael Vaughan slams England and Trevor Bayliss as Pakistan dominate Lord's Test

Pakistan dominate Day One

Pakistan dominate Day One

"So he's always with me and I think it's a great feeling for me", Ahmed said.

It would be England's only wicket as Pakistan knocked off the required runs easily - Haris Sohail (39no) taking a particular liking to Bess' bowling, with the Somerset off-spinner plundered for 29 runs in 3.4 overs - to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. It was compounded both by the meekness of the home team's display and the inexperience of a Pakistan side which contained just four players from the one which performed so admirably in 2016.

Root, promoted up the order to number three, also fell for four when he drove at a wide ball from Hasan and edged behind to opposing captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

Pakistan's batsmen and bowlers applied themselves to the demands of playing an early season Test in English conditions far more effectively than the home side. Credit to Pakistan, they bowled well and they showed some fight with the bat.

Frustration: England's slips react to a missed chance.

Sarfraz instead praised coach Mickey Arthur, who took charge two years ago and promptly guided Pakistan to a 2-2 draw in a four-Test series in England, for "taking the players along with him" - something he had also tried to do as skipper.

"If you look at how the pitch performed, especially this morning, and in periods yesterday, if we get a decent score first innings it would have been very hard batting last on that surface, turning, keeping low". "Ireland played really well". 'You look at the history of Test match cricket and very rarely do you save it from here.

Buttler was then 66 not out and Bess 55 not out.

Hasan Ali was caught by Jos Buttler at gully off Anderson without scoring, but Mohammad Amir survived to the close unbeaten on 19 with Mohammad Abbas (nought) and Pakistan will bid to increase their lead before attempting to bowl England out cheaply again on day three.

Ben Stokes unfurled a few trademark attacking strokes in his 38 but he was trapped lbw by Abbas following a review and England's last five wickets crumbled for the addition of 16 runs straight after tea. Mark Wood had no answer to Amir's wiles when the new ball was taken midway through the next over - he grazed Amir through to Sarfraz for 4.

Amir finished with innings figures of four for 36 and man-of-the-match Abbas had an impressive eight for 64 in the game after a second-innings haul of four for 41 in 17 overs.

The innings ended when Amir knocked over Bess's off-stump.

It took Pakistan just 12.4 overs to reach their victory target, with Sohail hitting a six and a four against 20-year-old off-spinner Bess, who went wicketless on debut, as Pakistan sealed their to fifth win in a Test at Lord's in style.

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