England, resuming on an overnight 235 for six, suffered a batting collapse, losing their last four second-innings wickets for a mere seven runs in 18 balls on the fourth morning to be bowled out for 242. He is the wall that is standing between a humiliating defeat for England or a historic comeback for them in the first Test. Hasan accounted for both Root and Dawid Malan, Root edging a drive at a ball so wide he could barely reach and Malan's flat feet led to a poke behind.
Cook and Jonny Bairstow dug in with a partnership of 57 before Bairstow was bowled for 27 by Faheem Ashraf. Failing to get forward to leg-spinner Shadab Khan, the Surrey opener was bowled by one that kept horribly low and skidded onto his off stump.
But the work of team fielding coach Steve Rixon, the former Australia wicket-keeper, was rewarded when Asad Shafiq held a hard catch at second slip edge after Jos Buttler, recalled as a specialist number seven, edged a drive off Hasan and fell for 14. Cook, who was playing his record-equalling 153rd consecutive Test match, scored a gutsy 70. He hasn't played any red-ball cricket since December.
Buttler reviewed but, with replays indicating the ball would have clipped the top of the stumps, Australian umpire Paul Reiffel's decision was upheld.
The innings ended when Amir held a well-judged catch running back at mid-on to dismiss Mark Wood.
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Although Imam-ul-Haq was lbw to Stuart Broad for four, Azhar and Sohail survived a tough period under the floodlights, even if Sohail was missed when third slip Stokes dived at a chance that would have gone straight to second slip Malan. Is positivity hitting a four or ending the day on 230-6 when you have grafted it out?
Not surprised at all by Pakistan's performance at Lords. "England now have to win every day".
England lead by 56 runs and have four second innings wickets remaining and while the tourists are still way in front, the home team will feel they can still put the pressure on an inexperienced battling line-up which is a batsman short after the unfortunate injury to Babar Azam.
"Pakistan took a big leap forward bowling us out for 180, but it can turn very quickly - 50-1 can be 80-4".