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England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Joe Root, Chris Woakes star on Day 2

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Joe Root, Chris Woakes star on Day 2

Root`s Test-best 254, just the sixth double century scored in 132 years of Test cricket at Old Trafford, saw him bat for more than 10 hours.

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Cook, Root tons help hosts post 314/4 on Day 1

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Cook, Root tons help hosts post 314/4 on Day 1

England captain Alastair Cook, who won the toss on a good pitch and in sunny conditions ideal for batting, made 105 and shared a second-wicket stand of 185 with Root.

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Axe for Steven Finn, Jake Ball as hosts seek to level series

England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Axe for Steven Finn, Jake Ball as hosts seek to level series

Both the fast bowlers played in England`s 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord`s.

England vs Pakistan: Alastair Cook & Co turn to Saqlain Mushtaq to help solve spin woes

England vs Pakistan: Alastair Cook & Co turn to Saqlain Mushtaq to help solve spin woes

Having picked a 14-man squad, England could field two spinners especially as both all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson (shoulder) and all-rounder Ben Stokes (knee) have been passed fit after they each missed the first Test.

England vs Pakistan: After defeat at Lord's, hosts recall James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid for 2nd test

England vs Pakistan: After defeat at Lord's, hosts recall James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid for 2nd test

Hampshire batsman James Vince was retained despite a lowly average of under 19 after four Tests.

England vs Pakistan: Yasir Shah becomes No. 1 Test bowler after 10-wicket haul against Alastair Cook & Co

England vs Pakistan: Yasir Shah becomes No. 1 Test bowler after 10-wicket haul against Alastair Cook & Co

Ahead of the series, Yasir was ranked at the fourth position, but a 10-wicket haul against Alastair Cook & Co helped him seal the numero uno spot.

VIDEO: WOW! Is Yasir Shah's delivery to Gary Ballance the new 'ball of century'?

VIDEO: WOW! Is Yasir Shah's delivery to Gary Ballance the new 'ball of century'?

At Lord's Test, Pakistan's Yasir Shah reminded the fans of Warne's ball to Strauss as he bowled exactly the same ball to Gary Ballance and it fetched him the same result as well.

England's Alex Hales mocked for BLIND catch that took Misbah-ul-Haq's wicket

England's Alex Hales mocked for BLIND catch that took Misbah-ul-Haq's wicket

Alex Hales' teammate Moeen Ali took to twitter to mock his compatriot as he took the catch looking in different direction.

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Yasir Shah stars with bat despite Chris Woakes heroics on Day 3

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Yasir Shah stars with bat despite Chris Woakes heroics on Day 3

Pakistan were 214 for eight in their second innings at the close, a lead of 281 runs, after leg-spinner Shah took six for 72 in England`s first innings 272.

This cricketer can eclipse 120-year-old record this summer — Here's how

This cricketer can eclipse 120-year-old record this summer — Here's how

The fastest man to 100 Test wickets is George Lohmann.

1st Test, Day 1 - England vs Pakistan - As it happened...

1st Test, Day 1 - England vs Pakistan - As it happened...

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq the star of the day, as he slams century on his maiden outing at the Lord's cricket ground.

ENG vs PAK 2016: After heroics in limited-overs cricket, can Mohammad Amir deliver in Tests?

ENG vs PAK 2016: After heroics in limited-overs cricket, can Mohammad Amir deliver in Tests?

The first Test between England and Pakistan takes place a little less than six years after Amir bowled no balls to order at the same venue against the same opponents.

Mohammad Amir should have been banned for life for good of cricket: Graeme Swann

Mohammad Amir should have been banned for life for good of cricket: Graeme Swann

Amir will make his return to Test cricket for Pakistan against England at the Lords' on Thursday.

James Anderson ruled out of England's first Test against Pakistan through injury

James Anderson ruled out of England's first Test against Pakistan through injury

The 33-year-old, fast bowler was replaced by uncapped seamer Toby Roland-Jones.

Marcus Trescothick warns English batsman against Mohammad Amir's swing for upcoming series

Marcus Trescothick warns English batsman against Mohammad Amir's swing for upcoming series

Amir, who served three months in an English young offenders institute, has only featured in the game`s shorter formats since his return to Pakistan duty in January.

England V Pakistan: James Anderson doubtful for first Test, fractures right shoulder

England V Pakistan: James Anderson doubtful for first Test, fractures right shoulder

The 33-year-old -- who has 454 Test wickets to his name -- has a shoulder blade injury which he suffered in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

Mohammad Amir receives UK visa, free to face England after match-fixing scandal

Mohammad Amir receives UK visa, free to face England after match-fixing scandal

The visa clearance means that Amir, 24, will be allowed to play in England for the first time since being convicted of spot-fixing six years ago.

England vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad has no problems facing Pakistan's Mohammad Amir

England vs Pakistan: Stuart Broad has no problems facing Pakistan's Mohammad Amir

Stuart Broad has insisted he won`t have any issues playing against Mohammad Amir should the convicted spot-fixer make his Test return at Lord`s next month.

3rd T20: England whitewash Pakistan in Super Over finish

3rd T20: England whitewash Pakistan in Super Over finish

The victory lifted England to fourth in the Twenty20 rankings while Pakistan, second before the series, fell to sixth.

Young stars creating formidable England squad: Paul Collingwood

Young stars creating formidable England squad: Paul Collingwood

Earlier, England had secured a 95-run win over Pakistan in the second match in Abu Dhabi.