England take 1-0 lead, defeat Pakistan by 3 wickets

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England take 1-0 lead, defeat Pakistan by 3 wickets

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England defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets to win the first Test at Old Trafford in dramatic fashion and take a 1-0 lead in the 2 match test series. England chased down a target of 277 runs.

England were struggling at 117-5 on the fourth day chasing a target of 277 runs. Chris Woakes (84*) then added 139 run partnership with Jos Butler (75) to bring the home side back in game.

Opener Dom Sibley (36) and skipper Joe Root (42) were other notable contributors for the hosts. Woakes was named Player of the Match.

Match Summary :

England 219 (Pope 62, Yasir 4-66) and 277 for 7 (Woakes 84*, Buttler 75, Yasir 4-99)
beat
Pakistan 326 (Masood 156, Azam 69, Broad 3-54) and 169 (Yasir 33, Broad 3-37)
by3 wickets