Vic Marks at Lord's

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England should be taking names as Australia ease past Middlesex

• Middlesex 182; Australia 283-6. Australia win by 101 runs• Travis Head’s century eases tourists to victoryThis was as decorous an affair as one might expect. A good sprinkling of curious spectators gathered here to have a look at the visiting Austral…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/09/australia-middlesex-lords-one-day-cricket-justin-langer

Buttler and Bess steer England away from humiliation after Pakistan blitz

• England 184 and 235-6; Pakistan 363• Jos Buttler and Dom Bess lead England fightback after collapseOn a sunlit Saturday evening Jos Buttler and Dom Bess, both oblivious to the torments endured in the dressing room of England’s Test team over the wint…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/26/england-pakistan-first-test-day-three-match-report

Pakistan batsmen build healthy Lord’s lead against frustrated England attack

• England 184; Pakistan 350-8• Babar Azam top-scores with 68 but forced off injuredOn a grey day at Lord’s the situation grew grimmer for the home side. The pattern of the game was sustained as Pakistan outplayed England by dint of solid, unspectacular…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/25/england-pakistan-first-test-day-two-report

England horror show leaves patient Pakistan brimming with hope

• England 184; Pakistan 50-1• Last five wickets fall for 19 runs in first-day collapseA post-tea collapse, triggered by Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali, two pacemen of Pakistan who look tailor-made for English conditions, punctured any early-summer optimi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/24/england-pakistan-first-test-lords-day-one