ENG vs PAK, 1st Test, Day 4, Manchester, Highlights: Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes Help England Seal Tense Win

Chris Woakes added 139 runs with Jos Buttler as England crossed the line with three wickets to spare.

Jos Buttler, England vs Pakistan 2020

Jos Buttler in action on Day 4. (AFP)

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 4 of the opening Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester.


Ben Stokes’ twin strikes helped England stay in the hunt for victory.

Stokes, who was out for a duck in England’s first innings, picked up two important wickets as Day 3 ended with Pakistan on 137/8 in their second innings, with an overall lead of 244.

Earlier, Ollie Pope (62) added just 16 to his overnight score before losing his wicket to seamer Naseem Shah.

From 92/4 at the start of play, England were bowled out for 219. It was Stuart Broad’s 25-ball 29, which included four boundaries and a maximum, that helped the hosts cross 200.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah removed Joe Root (14) on Day 2 and continued from where he left, scalping Jos Buttler (38), Chris Woakes (19) and Dom Bess (1).

Fellow leg-spinner Shadab Khan had Jofra Archer (16) caught behind off the glove, before getting rid of No. 11 James Anderson (7).

Having secured a 107-run lead, Pakistan lost first-innings centurion Shan Masood for a duck. Stuart Broad dismissed Masood.

Bess had Abid Ali (20) caught in the deep by Chris Woakes, who then got the wickets of Babar Azam (5) and Azhar Ali (18).

Asad Shafiq (29) was run out.

Stokes entered the attack and claimed a wicket with his eighth delivery when he got Mohammad Rizwan (27) out LBW.

The England vice-captain struck again, a short ball accounting for Shaheen Afridi (2).

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