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Pakistan win first test as England crumble

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four for 69 for a match haul of 10 for 141 to seal the tourists’ 75-run win

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 July, 2016, 1:35am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 July, 2016, 1:37am

Mohammad Amir completed his return to test cricket by taking the final wicket of the match as Pakistan beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of their series opener at Lord’s on Sunday.

England, set 283 for victory, were bowled out for 207 after tea on the fourth day.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four for 69 for a match haul of 10 for 141 in his first test outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates.

Left-arm quick Amir, at the scene of his 2010 spot-fixing crime, ended the match when he bowled last man Jake Ball.

Pakistan celebrated their victory with an unusual celebration when the squad performed a series of press-ups.

Misbah-ul-Haq’s side went on an army boot camp before the tour to improve their infamously poor fitness, and batsman Younis Khan led the squad in performing a routine of press-ups followed by a salute in front of the ground’s famous pavilion.