16 Jul 2016

Pakistan edge ahead at Lord's

6:14 pm on 16 July 2016

Pakistan have the edge at stumps on day two of the first cricket test against England at Lord's.

Yasir Shah lodges an appeal.

Yasir Shah lodges an appeal. Photo: Photosport

The hosts suffered a middle order collapse to close at 253-7, 86 runs shy of Pakistan's first innings total of 339.

England sailed through to 118-1 before leg spinner Yasir Shah turned the the tide claiming his fifth five-wicket haul in 13 tests.

Shah is the first legspinner for 20 years to take five wickets in an innings at Lord's - the first since Mushtaq Ahmed, who is now Pakistan's bowling coach.

It was also a good day for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir, who was bowling for the first time in a test since being banned for spot-fixing.

He claimed the wicket of Alastair Cook for 81.

That prompted a clenched-fist celebration from Amir, who had served half of a six-month prison sentence and was banned for five years for deliberately bowling no-balls against England at the same ground in 2010.

Earlier, England all-rounder Chris Woakes notched his first five-wicket test haul to restrict the visitors to a moderate first-innings total.

Woakes, took 6-70.