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.