England vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 1: Abbas, Hasan torment England on opening day at Lord’s

Mohammad Abbas four wickets England Pakistan 1st Test Day 1 Lord's cricket

Mohammad Abbas finished with figures of 4-23 off 14 overs

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England’s summer at home did not get off to the best of starts as they were skittled out for 184 on the opening day of the first Test at Lord’s as the Pakistan pace duo of Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali took four wickets apiece.

Choosing to bat first, England were dealt a big blow in the fourth over as opener Mark Stoneman was clean bowled by Abbas for four runs.

England captain Joe Root fared no better as he was caught behind off the bowling of Hasan for four runs.

Hasan struck again in his next over as Dawid Malan suffered the same fate as Root after scoring six runs.

Alastair Cook and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow stabilised the innings with a 57-run partnership, during which Cook brought up his half-century, before Bairstow was clean bowled by Faheem Ashraf for 27.

Alastair Cook 70 England Pakistan 1st Test Day 1 Lord's cricket

Alastair Cook scored his 56th Test fifty

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Cook and Ben Stokes kept the runs flowing with a 49-run stand before Cook was cleaned up by Mohammad Amir for 70, which came off 148 balls and included 14 boundaries.

Stokes went on to make 38 before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Abbas. Stokes was not given out initially, but Pakistan decided to review the decision and it worked in their favour.

Jos Buttler, who was playing in his first Test match since December 2016, only scored 14 runs before he was brilliantly caught by Asad Shafiq at second slip off the bowling of Hasan.

Debutant Dominic Bess and Stuart Broad were both removed by Abbas in the space of three balls before England were bowled out for 184 when Mark Wood was caught by Amir off the bowling of Hasan for seven runs.

Abbas and Hasan picked up four wickets apiece, while Amir and Ashraf chipped in with one wicket each.

Trailing by 184 runs, Pakistan made a disappointing start to their innings as opener Imam-ul-Haq was trapped lbw off the bowling of Broad for four runs. Upon not being given out, England opted to review the decision and replays showed that the ball was pitching in line and going on to hit middle and off stump.

Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali ensured Pakistan didn’t lose another wicket as they amassed an unbeaten 38-run partnership before stumps was called.

Sohail finished on 21 off 50 balls, which included two boundaries, while Azhar also struck two boundaries during his 72-ball 18.

Broad was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Pakistan ended day one on 50/1 and will continue batting on Friday at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.

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