England crash to nine-wicket defeat to Pakistan after morning collapse at Lord’s

ENGLAND'S crashed to defeat in the First Test against Pakistan after another shocking batting collapse.

Joe Root's side had resumed play on 235-6 with Jos Buttler and Dom Bes both unbeaten on half centuries.

 Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates as he dismisses England's Stuart Broad at Lord's

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Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates as he dismisses England's Stuart Broad at Lord's
 Dominic Bess sees his wicket shattered as England crashed to 242 all-out

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Dominic Bess sees his wicket shattered as England crashed to 242 all-out

But any hope of mounting a rearguard action which would at least put some pressure on the tourists ended when Pakistan whittled through England's tail order in devastating fashion.

England lost their last four wickets for six runs in 18 balls as they were skittled all out for 242 – setting Pakistan a target of just 64 for victory.

And they made easy work of chasing the runs down for the loss of just won wicket as they ended the match half and hour before lunch.

Buttler fell in the second over, trapped lbw by Mohammad Abbas for 67 and failing to get the decision overturned on review.

 Pakistan bowled brilliantly to go through the England tail as they cruised to victory in the First Test

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Pakistan bowled brilliantly to go through the England tail as they cruised to victory in the First Test
 Pakistan link up for a huddle as Dom Bess makes his way back to the changing room after he was bowled

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Pakistan link up for a huddle as Dom Bess makes his way back to the changing room after he was bowled

Mark Wood hit one four before he nicked Mohammad Amir, bowling with the second new ball, to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Stuart Broad edged Abbas to Sarfraz without scoring and Amir comprehensively bowled the 20-year-old Bess for 57 to dismiss the hosts for 242 as England lost their last four wickets for the addition of six runs.

James Anderson bowled Azhar Ali for four with a fine delivery that knocked out his off stump before Imam-ul-Haq (18 not out) and Haris Sohail (39 not out) shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 54 to see Pakistan to their target.

England captain Root said: "We were outperformed in all three departments.

"It's a difficult pill to swallow. We have to be better.

"If we bat well and get something near 250 or 300, it would be a closer game on that surface."

The second test at Headingley starts on Friday.

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ENGLAND'S crashed to defeat in the First Test against Pakistan after another shocking batting collapse.