[caption id="attachment_716019" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alastair-cook.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-716019" alt="Alastair Cook (Image courtesy: Getty)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alastair-cook.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Alastair Cook (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/alastair-cook" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> was dismissed for just one as Pakistan remained in charge of the first Test against England at Lord's on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>England were 37 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day -- still needing a further 142 runs to make Pakistan bat again. <p></p> <p></p>Joe Root, the England captain, was 22 not out and Dawid Malan nought not out on his Middlesex home ground. <p></p> <p></p>Cook, making a record-equalling 153rd consecutive Test appearance, had top-scored with 70 in England's meagre first-innings 184. <p></p> <p></p>But on Saturday the left-handed opener had managed just a single when impressive paceman Mohammad Abbas nipped one back into his pads and had Cook, England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, lbw. <p></p> <p></p>So clear was the decision that Cook did not bother with a review, his exit leaving England one for one. <p></p> <p></p>Mark Stoneman and Root then played and missed at several full-length deliveries from Abbas and Mohammad Aamer. <p></p> <p></p>Root cut all-rounder Faheem Ashraf for four but this was a rare example of a Pakistan bowler pitching too short and wide. <p></p> <p></p>It was teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan who struck next, however, when a ball that turned towards Stoneman kept low and hit the off-stump to bowl the left-handed opener for nine. <p></p> <p></p>England were 31 for two, and now it was not inconceivable they might lose inside three days. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed for 363 -- a first-innings lead of 179. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur had spoken after stumps on Friday of ideally looking for a lead of 200 runs. <p></p> <p></p>But that was before he knew Babar Azam, who top-scored in the innings with 68, had been ruled out of the second and final Test at Headingley next week. <p></p> <p></p>Babar had to retire hurt on Friday after being struck just above the left wrist while facing Ben Stokes and did not bat on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan, 350 for eight overnight, saw Amir go on to make 24 not out -- with a lofted on-drive off Stuart Broad worthy of a top-order batsman one of the tailender's four boundaries. <p></p> <p></p>The innings ended when Abbas was caught behind off a short-pitched delivery from fast bowler Mark Wood. <p></p> <p></p>Stokes, who deployed the short ball to useful effect, led England's attack with three for 73 in 22 overs.