Dom Bess picks up maiden Test wickets as England beat Pakistan by an innings

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• Three-day defeat at Headingley ends series in 1-1 draw
• Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 80 handed control to England

It is a pity there is no third Test. This one at Headingley was a mirror image of the match at Lord’s except this time England were the resounding victors as Pakistan were thoroughly outplayed. Thus the series ended at 1-1 after no more than six days’ play and it would be a brave person who could predict what would happen if they met again. No doubt England, after a thumping victory by an innings and 55 runs at Leeds, would be confident of prevailing but so they were before the first Test.

Here everything went better than anticipated for selectors as well as players and punters. There was blistering strokeplay in the morning from Jos Buttler; he reached his half-century with a pull for six off Mohammad Abbas. It is debatable whether that came from the middle of his bat but the one he hit on to the rugby ground/ building site in the middle distance off Faheem Ashraf most certainly did. It was just as well that this was Sunday, when innocent construction workers were putting their feet up at home.

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Written by Vic Marks at Headingley
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/03/england-pakistan-second-test-day-three-match-report under the title “Dom Bess picks up maiden Test wickets as England beat Pakistan by an innings”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.