WATCH: Pakistan beat England to win first Test

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WATCH: Pakistan beat England to win first Test

London - Victory saw Pakistan go 1-0 up in the four-match series ahead of the second Test at Old Trafford starting on Friday.

By AFP

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Published: Mon 18 Jul 2016, 9:16 PM

Mohammad Amir completed his return to Test cricket by taking the final wicket of the match as Pakistan beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of their series opener at Lord's on Sunday.
England, set 283 for victory, were bowled out for 207 after tea on the fourth day. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four for 69 for a match haul of 10 for 141 in his first Test outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates.
Left-arm quick Amir, at the scene of his 2010 spot-fixing crime, ended the match when he bowled last man Jake Ball. Victory saw Pakistan go 1-0 up in the four-match series ahead of the second Test at Old Trafford starting on Friday.
Left-arm seamer Rahat Ali's gave an impressive performance with a triple strike reducing England to 47-3 and Yasir Shah later bagged the wickets of Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali with his sharp turners. Jonny Bairstow was fighting a grim battle, unbeaten on 28 and Chris Woakes was not out on 5 at the interval.

England needed 128 runs to beat its previous best successful chase of 282-3 against New Zealand in 2004.
Captain Alastair Cook and Alex Hales both perished to Ali behind the wicket while Joe Root once again threw away his wicket with a reckless pull shot.
Earlier, Stuart Broad took both wickets as Pakistan was bowled out for 215 after resuming on its overnight 214-8, giving the tourists an overall lead of 282 runs.
The boys in green paid tribute to the military for helping them with their fitness and training in recent months - at the end of the match - by performing push-ups:


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