By Michael Stafford-Jones

  • Stuart Broad leads the way with three wickets as England bowl Pakistan out for 174
  • Jos Buttler scores superb 80 not out and Dominic Bess makes 49 as England rack up 363
  • Broad and Bess each take three wickets as hosts dismiss tourists for 134 to win by an innings
HEADINGLEY, ENGLAND – Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad and Dominic Bess star as England produce an excellent all-round display to thrash Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs.

 

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England

Alastair Cook – 7/10 – Looked good during his innings of 46 and was a bit unlucky to glove a leg-side ball to the keeper. Also took three slip catches.

Keaton Jennings – 6/10 – Combined well with Cook for England’s first 50+ opening partnership in 13 innings. Demonstrated an improved technique during his 29.

Joe Root – 7/10 – Got out for a middling score (45) yet again after playing well to get his runs. Managed his bowlers well, set logical fields and motivated his players.

Dawid Malan – 5/10 – Played a couple of good drives once he was in but looked unconvincing overall during his innings of 28.

Jonny Bairstow – 5/10 – Batted reasonably well to make 21 but got out to a loose shot.

Jos Buttler – 9/10 – Compiled a superbly-paced 80 not out to set England up for victory. Batted sensibly to begin with and then hit boundaries galore when partnered with the tail.

Chris Woakes – 6/10 – Took four wickets in the match despite a lack of recent red-ball practice. Added 17 runs to England’s total too.

Dominic Bess – 8/10 – Excellent all-round display: crucial 49 with the bat, a magnificent catch and three second-innings wickets.

Sam Curran – 6/10 – Grew in confidence with the ball as the match went on and took two wickets. Looked composed and technically sound with the bat as he made 20.

Stuart Broad – 8/10 – Dismissed both Pakistan openers within the first ten overs of the match. Led the attack fantastically well in both innings and finished with six wickets. Could have helped Buttler reach a century if he had batted with more restraint.

James Anderson – 7/10 – Took a while to find his rhythm on day one but ripped through the lower order once he had found it. Got two important early wickets in the second innings.

  

Pakistan

Azhar Ali – 2/10 – Looked all at sea in totally foreign conditions with the ball swinging and seaming on a helpful pitch. Made 2 and 11.

Imam-ul-Haq – 5/10 – Batted well to make 34 in the second innings before becoming Bess’ first Test victim. Out for a duck in the first innings.

Haris Sohail – 4/10 – Made a good start in the first innings before Woakes got him. Played a loose shot and was superbly caught by Bess second time around.

Asad Shafiq – 4/10 – Similar to Sohail: promising start in the first innings but dismissed cheaply in the second innings.

Usman Salahuddin – 5/10 – Promising debut. Got out to a good ball from Broad in the first innings but was much better when he made 33 second time around.

Sarfraz Ahmed – 3/10 – Dismissed cheaply in both innings and struggled to find ways for his bowlers to put the England batsmen in trouble.

Shadab Khan – 6/10 – Ineffective with the ball but played superbly to make his team’s only 50.

Faheem Ashraf – 7/10 – Bowled really well to take 3-60 and looks to be an excellent prospect.

Mohammad Amir – 5/10 – Did not manage to take any wickets with the new ball but eventually dismissed Root and Malan as he took 2-72.

Hasan Ali – 4/10 – Too expensive and arguably lucky to take the wickets of Cook and Anderson. Made a useful 24 in the first innings.

Mohammad Abbas – 6/10 – Bowled well for the second match in a row but England played him better this time. Ended with 2-78 in 26 overs.

 

England’s next match is an ODI against Scotland which begins at 11.00am on Saturday 10th June.

 

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