England outplayed by Pakistan, admits Joe Root

England outplayed by Pakistan, admits Joe Root

It says a lot that one of the few bright spots for England was the performance with the bat of a 20-year-old off spinner on Test debut, that is not how things are supposed to work, particularly on home turf. "I have worked hard in domestic cricket back home and am now just proving that I am the right choice for the tour".

"That was an incredible feeling to get my first half century for England, a very special moment".

"The atmosphere in the ground was great there at the end, and of course in the dressing-room as well", he said. If we were to have any chance then Jos and I had to put another big partnership on and take the new ball out of play.

Speaking to BBC Test Match Special, Vaughan added: 'I got too funky with my fields and it was a lesson to me that in English conditions you can keep it simple, very rarely do you have to think outside the box.

Cook, England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, benefitted from an "umpire's call" lbw review verdict on 23 and went to fifty with a four to third man off Amir.

It would be England's only wicket as Pakistan knocked off the required runs easily - Haris Sohail (39no) taking a particular liking to Bess' bowling, with the Somerset off-spinner plundered for 29 runs in 3.4 overs - to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

And it was not long before England's 168 for six became 168 for seven. "Things will happen but it is not a short process".

Pakistan's skipper Sarfraz Ahmed paid tribute to the efforts of his side, and highlighted the benefits of playing a lone Test against Ireland earlier this month as preparation.

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Jonny Bairstow insists England are still in with a chance of a comeback win in the first NatWest Test despite Pakistan's 166-run lead at Lord's.

"I've committed to September 2019 and I don't know how anything can be done differently". If we could have got two or three in a cluster that would have helped but they kept getting scores. Some of the problems we've talked of are being worked on in the nets all the time. That's the one we'll be successful.

"We are ambitious, we want to win but sometimes we make poor decisions", Root said.

"I look forward to a bit more gardening if that's the case". "No hundred or even closer to hundred score from any Pakistani batsmen we see, still combined batting efforts made the Teat a historic one for Pakistan".

England, fifth in the world test rankings, are unlikely to make changes to their side, although batsmen Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan are under particular pressure following lean runs.

However, England have won only two and lost six of their past nine Tests at Headingley.

It was another failure for Stoneman, who was struggling for form coming into the test and scored just 13 runs in two innings at Lord's.