England v Pakistan

England v Pakistan


So, we have managed to navigate the mighty Sri Lanka, next up for England & Wales Cricket is a sterner test against Pakistan, esp. (IMHO) in the limited overs games.

The first test is at Lords, starting on the 14th July

England Cricket@ englandcricket 15s15 seconds ago

Your England squad for the 1st # EngvPak # InvestecTest! http://the-ecb.co.uk/1qmeLn


Pakistan Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez (subject to fitness), Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Imran Khan.


| 3-5 v Somerset, Taunton |
| Match drawn |
| Match report. Scorecard |

8-10 v Sussex, Hove (11:00 BST)

14-18 1st Test, Lord’s (11:00 BST)

22-26 2nd Test, Old Trafford (11:00 BST)

29-30 v Worcestershire, Worcester (11:00 BST)


3-7 3rd Test, Edgbaston (11:00 BST)

11-15 4th Test, The Oval (11:00 BST)

18 1st ODI v Ireland, Dublin (Malahide) (10:45 BST)

20 2nd ODI v Ireland, Dublin (Malahide) (10:45 BST)

24 1st ODI, Southampton (d/n) (14:00 BST)

27 2nd ODI, Lord’s (10:30 BST)

30 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge (d/n) (14:00 BST)


1 4th ODI, Headingley (d/n) (14:00 BST)

4 5th ODI, Cardiff (10:30 BST)

7 Twenty20 international, Old Trafford (d/n) (18:30 BST)

Under a new “Super Series” points system for England v Pakistan, four points are awarded for a Test win (with two for a draw or tie), with two for a limited-overs win (one for a tie or no result).


I was at Lords in 2010 when the infamous “no-ball” was bowled. I remember laughing with my mate, as it was so obvious from side on, but we put it down to nerves on the part of a teenager.

Going again next Friday. He may cop a bit of abuse. Even at Lords.


England Cricket@ englandcricket 20m20 minutes ago

Come on boys! Confirmation of the team for the # InvestecTest at @ HomeOfCricket. # EngvsPak


A wicket at last, been a batting morning so far.

Woakes in to the attack and gets Masood caught by Bairstow

Pakistan 38-1


Woakes takes a second wicket, Hafeez skys a ball that must have been in the air for a good 5 seconds before Bairstow caught it.

He was looking set too so a strange choice of shot!!

Pakistan 51-2


a Bairstow and Woakes double.


BBC Sport@ BBCSport 1m1 minute ago

Lunch on Day 1 of # ENGvPAK Pakistan are 76-2, Younus has 18 and Azhar on 7.

Athers says pitch is slow with not much pace in it.


Been enjoying the “Bantz” on Twitter between the Asian Sub Continent & Bumble re his Opinion on Amir. It’s kind of an almost racist version of the Transfer Thread with our own JS getting targetting grief and swatting it away or even a Papster in defence of Jezza copy

Lords looks to be typical - first session is hard work then flattens out, need the early breakthroughs as it gets harder & harder during day 1 - 3 to take wickets.

Kind of lucky IMHO that they batted first as protected our wobbly Top Order from Amir on a helpful early morning track.


England Cricket@ englandcricket 31m31 minutes ago

YOUR FIRST WICKET! Congrats to @ JakeBall who pins Ali in front! 77-3. # EngvPak


England Cricket@ englandcricket 34s34 seconds ago

BIG WICKET! @ StuartBroad8 tempts Younus Khan to clip straight to @ MoeenAli. It’s 134-4. # ENGvPAK


BBC Sport@ BBCSport 42s42 seconds ago

Tea at Lord’s. Pakistan 158-4. Misbah on 48 and Shafiq with 12.


Rapid start from Pakistan this morning, Safraz 25 off of 29 balls.

Pakistan 310-7

Woakes with a five-for and will be up on the Lords honours board, not one of his best balls to be honest.


Wahab follows 2 balls later, full inswinger takes out his off stump


Woakes with 6 wickets


Misbah ul-Haq bowled by Broad for 114


Ball nipped back in down the slope and took his middle and off stumps out.

Our batters are going to have a torrid day today as the pitch looks to have gained a bit of life all of a sudden


339 all out, Amir the last wicket to fall.

A below par score apparently but Pakistan will fancy their chances on this pitch.


The Hales experiment failes, Hales out for 6, thick edge to 3rd slip off of Rahat’s bowling. Good ball, line and length

England 8-1


50 up for Cook, England 97 -1

This equals Cook’s second-quickest 50 in Test matches, 60 balls. His quickest came in 56 balls in Mohali in 2008.


4,000 - Alastair Cook has become the 1st man to score 4,000 runs as Test captain for @englandcricket. Skip.



4,000 - Alastair Cook has become the 1st man to score 4,000 runs as Test captain for @englandcricket. Skip.


Cook dropped on 55

Would you Amir and Eve it? Cook edges another one off the seamer and another one goes down! This time it’s wicketkeeper Sarfraz who dives to his left but the ball pops out of his gloves. In fact, the ball bounces off his wrist and then knocks him on the head as well.