Catch up with the action from the morning session of the first Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's
Pakistan sent Mark Stoneman, Joe Root and Dawid Malan packing for single-figure scores as they bossed the opening morning of the first Test against England at Lord’s, live on Sky Sports Cricket.
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Click play on the video above to see how Stoneman (4) was bowled through the gate by Mohammad Abbas and Root (4) and Malan (6) were caught behind off Hasan Ali as England tumbled to 44-3 inside 16 overs after electing to bat in the capital.
Alastair Cook, who has matched Allan Border’s record of 153 consecutive Tests, looked in decent nick, albeit that he survived a tight lbw review against Faheem Asraf on 23 – the left-hander (46no) stroking nine fours as the hosts reached 72-3 by lunch, with Jonny Bairstow unbeaten on 10.
Stoneman was castled at the end of the fourth over, with Root lucky not to join him back in the pavilion three deliveries later as Cook called him through for a sharp single – the England captain would have been a goner without facing a ball had Babar Azam’s shy from mid-off been accurate.
Root was on his way in the 14th, though, snicking behind on the drive, with Malan removed shortly after as he got a thin edge looking to defend.
Mark Wood won the battle with Chris Woakes for England’s final seam-bowling spot, with Root saying he was hopeful the Durham quick would exploit the dry surface as the game progressed.
Dominic Bess was also handed his England debut at the age of 20 years and 306 days – the Somerset star becoming the nation’s second-youngest specialist spinner, behind only Ian Peebles, who was 19 years and 338 days when he played against South Africa in Johannesburg in 1927.
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