Pakistan eyes historic series triumph


James Anderson insisted England could bounce back by squaring the series.

Mohammad Amir has had some of the greatest and undoubtedly the worst days of his career in England —sometimes during the very same match.

But fresh from helping bowl Pakistan to a crushing nine-wicket win over England in the first Test at Lord’s, the left-arm paceman hopes he can enjoy the “best memory” with a series win in the second and final Test at Headingley, starting on Friday.

“It’s a big achievement winning in Test cricket in England against England at home,” Amir said on Wednesday.

“If we win the series I think it will be the best memory of my life,” the swing bowler added.

Amir took five wickets — including four for 36 in the second innings as Pakistan outclassed England in all areas to win inside four days at Lord’s

Pakistan will be forced into a change, with Fakhar Zaman set to replace Babar Azam after his fellow batsman suffered a broken arm facing all-rounder Ben Stokes at Lord’s.

England has recalled opener Keaton Jennings in place of the dropped Mark Stoneman, who managed just 13 runs in total at Lord’s.

England made a late addition to its squad, with uncapped left-arm seamer Sam Curran called up Wednesday after Stokes suffered a hamstring strain.

Regardless of Stokes’s fitness, England may recall all-rounder Chris Woakes, if only to bolster its fallible batting, in place of fast bowler Mark Wood.

Despite its lamentable Lord’s showing, James Anderson insisted England could bounce back by squaring the series at the Yorkshire home ground of captain Joe Root.


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