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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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