Yasir Shah name placed on Lords Honour Board

Yasir Shah name placed on Lords Honour Board

LONDON: (APP) England were 253 for seven in reply to Pakistan's first innings 339, a deficit of 86 runs, at the close of the second day of the first Test at Lord's on Friday.

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, in his first Test since serving a three-month drugs ban, took five for 64 to get himself on the Lord's honours board.

It was the first time that any leg-spinner had taken five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord's since his compatriot Mushtaq Ahmed, now on Pakistan's coaching staff, returned second-innings figures of five for 57 against England in 1996.

England captain Alastair Cook made 81 and in the process surpassed India great Sunil Gavaskar as the highest run-scoring opening batsman in Test history.

This is the first of a four-Test series.