3 Things That Pakistan Did Right And England Didn’t At Lord’s

Pakistan win first Test at Lord's 2018
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Much to the delight of the entire nation, the men in green were able to beat England’s cricket team convincingly in the first Test match of the ongoing two-match rubber at Lord’s.

What made the cricketing experience even more remarkable was the fact that Pakistan clinched the victory despite having a young and relatively inexperienced team.

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So, with the first game done and over with, here is a look at the three things that Pakistan did right and England – despite having a superior line-up – didn’t in the opening game of the series.

Bowling in the Right Areas
Mohammad Abbas celebrates after taking a wicket at Lord's
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Pakistani pacers deserve a lot of credit for bowling full and for exploiting conditions much better than the local English bowlers.

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Amir, Hasan, Abbas and Faheem bowled a decent line to claim wickets at regular intervals; something that never allowed England to settle throughout the game.

Building Partnerships
Pakistan's Win Against England At Lord's
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Despite no centuries, Pakistan was able to build small partnerships that allowed in maintaining the pressure and hence, sustaining the momentum.

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The English batsmen on the other hand could manage only a couple of note-worthy partnerships owing to which they played catch-up cricket throughout the Test.

Taking Catches
Asad Shafiq celebrates after taking a catch at Lord's
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England dropped the catches of key Pakistani batsmen at crucial stages of the game and therefore, couldn’t make use of the opportunities that came their way.

Pakistani fielders on the other hand, fielded exceptionally well and took almost all their catches to claim a historic victory.