Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat first in overcast conditions at Lord’s. But Sarfraz Ahmed was happy to lose the toss and in the course of time, the Pakistani pacers restricted the hosts below two hundred runs in first innings by exploiting the conditions. Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali bowled with the correct length to pluck four wickets each and they were well aided and supported by Mohammad Amir and Faheem Ashraf. Pakistan reply with the bat had been sound.
Deep Dasgupta, Arunabha Sengupta and Faisal Caesar discuss the action of Day 1….