Andy Bull at Lord's

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Pakistan’s slick victory over muddled England offers sense of upside down

Corruption allegations cast shadow over day’s play but touring side have their house in order while England are in a messThe first Test finished just after noon on Sunday when the sun was at its zenith. There seemed to be shadows on the pitch all the s…

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Dom Bess displays flair while England discover new ways to be dire | Andy Bull

Test debutant and Jos Buttler make a stand amid England’s desperate inability to find impetus against brilliant PakistanWhen the game was as good as lost, England at last started to play as if they could win. They were 110 for six, still 69 runs behin…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/may/26/dom-bess-displays-flair-england-dire-against-brilliant-pakistan

Absence of swing leaves Anderson and Broad as baffled as the scientists | Andy Bull

It should have been perfect conditions for the ball to dart around on day at at Lord’s but England had to rely on the short ball for successNo one really knows why a cricket ball swings. It’s a problem that foxes the finest scientific minds, as much of…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/25/absence-of-swing-baffles-anderson-broad-england-pakistan

Back-to-school day for Stokes and Buttler hit by lack of homework | Andy Bull

Joe Root’s side have now been dismissed for under 250 in seven of the 14 Test innings they have played since September at Lord’sSeems new dawns last longer in the Arctic winter than they do in English cricket. At Lord’s their latest broke at around 3.3…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/may/24/ben-stokes-jos-buttler-england-pakistan-first-test