Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Here are the best photos from England's thrilling three-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test.

FirstCricket Staff August 09, 2020 13:24:50 IST
Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test
Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Chris Woakes and Dom Bess celebrate England's three-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test on Saturday. It was a dramatic fourth day where the fortunes changed early on with Pakistan bowlers striking early. However, it was a 139-run stand between Woakes and Jos Buttler which set the platform for hosts' victory. AP

 

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Shan Masood registered his Test highest score of 156 as the visitors posted 326 in the first innings. AP

 

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Jofra Archer picked three wickets in the first innings, along with Stuart Broad with the same number of wickets. England pacers were very instrumental throughout the Test. AP

 

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Pakistan retained a lead of 107 runs, thanks to Yasir Shah's four wicket haul. Replying to visitors' 326, the hosts were bowled out for 219 in their first innings. AP

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Ollie Pope's 62 was the only respite for England in the first innings as most of the batsmen collapsed even before settling in. AP

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Stuart Broad shone with the ball once again in the second innings, registering figures of 3-37, as Pakistan were bundled out for 169. This meant England needed 277 runs to win the contest. AP

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Jos Buttler scored a valiant knock of 75 in the second innings. Coming into bat with England at 106-4 following Stokes' dismissal, his knock along with Woakes eventually turned out to be worthwhile for the hosts. AP

Chris Woakes Jos Buttler help England to take series lead after sensational win over Pakistan in first Test

Woakes remained unbeaten on 84 with Bess on the other side as England took a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series. AP

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