Yasir leads Pakistan to victory over England at Lord's

LORD'S: Pakistan foiled a gutsy England run chase to win a gripping first test by 75 runs at Lord's on Sunday.

Having set the hosts a 283 victory target after their second innings was ended on 215 in the morning, Pakistan's bowlers, led by leg spinner Yasir Shah, provided a masterclass to bowl England out for 207.


Mohammad Amir, back from a five-year ban for spot-fixing, sealed victory when he clean bowled Jake Ball.

England had never chased down such a total at Lord's and when Jonny Bairstow was still at the crease they appeared to still have a chance but he was undone by Yasir Shah when he was two short of his half century.

The end was nigh after that as the final three wickets went down for 12 runs.

Earlier England quickly polished off Pakistan's second innings with the visitors adding only eight runs to their overnight total.

Wicketkeeper Bairstow had faced criticism on Saturday, but he got rid of Shah (30) with an athletic one-handed catch in the first over as Broad became the third English bowler to take 350 test wickets.

Broad then had Amir caught behind.