Woakes picks up two wickets on the first morning at Lord’s

Shukriya Pakistan

At the end of first session on day 1 Pakistan are with Younis Khan (18*) and Azhar Ali (7*) on crease after both the Pakistani openers were back in the hut before lunch.

Earlier Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first on a sunny day at Lord’s. Both the Pakistani opener, Hafeez and Shan Masood got the side off to a decent start. The duo almost go through the first hour before Shan Masood was dismissed by Chris Woakes for 7.

Hafeez gave away a good start as he was dismissed by Woakes after getting to 40. He miscued a pull short was caught by the wicket keeper.

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Pakistan fielded three left-arm quicks Thursday in Amir, Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali, with leg-spinner Yasir Shah completing a four-man attack.

This was Pakistan’s first series in England since 2010 and Thursday’s match was the 42-year-old Misbah’s first appearance at Lord’s.

England had already named their side on Wednesday, with Nottinghamshire quick Jake Ball given a debut in place of James Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker.

An initially sunny day at Lord’s would have encouraged Misbah to bat first although the skies had clouded over a touch after he won the toss.

But so good have the pitches been at Lord’s this season, that all of Middlesex’s County Championship matches at the ground have ended in draw.

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