Misbah-ul-Haq century helps Pakistan dominate England at Lord's

Misbah-ul-Haq century helps Pakistan dominate England at Lord'sMisbah-ul-Haq (110 not out) became the oldest Test centurion since 1934 to give Pakistan the upper hand over England after day one of the first Test at Lord’s. The evergreen captain survived being dropped on 16 and run out on 58 before strolling to his 10th three-figure score in the longest form of the game, amid a partnership of 148 for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq (73). Alastair Cook’s side had made a flurry of early breakthroughs thanks to two wickets for Lancashire’s Chris Woakes, but a series of dropped catches and missed opportunities ensured that world number three ranked nation in the ICC Test standings took control of the opening match of the series. Opener Mohammad Hafeez (40) and Younis Khan (33) both contributed as Pakistan closed on 282 for 6 following a post-tea acceleration, leaving England toiling on a slow surface.

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