England fail in Lord’s run chase

England's Stuart Broad is bowled out by Pakistan's Mohammad Amir

England's Stuart Broad is bowled out by Pakistan's Mohammad Amir

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England failed in their bid to chase a record 283 as they lost the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s by 75 runs.

Alastair Cook’s side were undone by some inspired bowling after Jonny Bairstow (48), Gary Ballance (43) and James Vince (42) had given the hosts faint hope.

But spinner Yasir Shah again ripped through England’s line-up to finish with 10 wickets and victory was sealed by Mohammad Amir, back in Test cricket after serving a ban for spot-fixing during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

Cook said: “It’s been a really good Test. It ebbed and flowed. Neither side grabbed the initiative. Pakistan always had their noses ahead.

“It hurts – you never like losing at Lord’s at any stage.”