Pakistan and English first test proved to be a thriller. Game was full of ups and downs, but crowd literally enjoyed it. Match was played at historical Lords Cricket Ground. We don’t get much sunshine in England but it was a lucky for cricket fans that they got sunshine for all 4 days of Test match.
Pakistani Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to do the Bat first. It was a good decision under sunshine. Pakistan kicked off with all left hand pacers in their bowling attack. Middle order seems strong with players like Younis, Misbah, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafique. Sarfaraz is wicket keeper.
Pakistan batting and bowling both performed and Pakistan won the match. Misbah rocked in the 1st innings and Yasir’s bowling in both innings proved to be vital for victory. Pakistan batting didn’t did much in 2nd innings but still target of 283 was enough for England.
Bairstow and Woakes tried hard to save England from defeat but it was Yasir who broke that partnership. Things looked good for Pakistan. Amir got Cook in 1st innings and 2 wickets in 2nd innings. Amir got the last wicket of Balls. It was clean bowled he went furious with joy. Pakistan team was very hope. The crowd also cheered the victory. Pakistani player then did 5 pushups to pay tribute to Pakistan Army.
It is a historical win for Pakistan. Whole team performed. Pakistani team paid tribute to Army Trainers by doing pushups and salute. Younis asked them to get in line and they paid their tribute to them. It was an emotional moment.