Two things that one got to witness during this first Test match of the series between England and Pakistan are reverse swing and spin. These are few of those elements that makes Test cricket worth watching.
Pakistan stunned the hosts by 75 runs in the first Test at Lord's and it was the Pakistani bowlers who were right on the money with their line and length to run through the England batting lineup.
Especially leg-spinner Yasir Shah was extra-ordinary as he turned the ball square. The talented leg-spinner picked up 10 wickets in the match and was adjudged the man of the match for his performance.
Shah also dismissed Gary Ballance with a Shane Warne-like-delivery that turned a mile from outside the off-stump and took the bells off the leg-stump. That was probably one of the best deliveries in that Test match.
After Pakistan's 75-run win over England, Younis Khan organised the troops. The Pakistani players stood in line and did press-ups. They paid tribute to the army boot camp they had attended ahead of the Test series in Pakistan.
However, Pakistan's celebration did not make England captain Alastair Cook very happy. He stated at the end of the match that his boys are going to use that as a motivation in the upcoming Test match at the Old Trafford in Manchester, which starts from Friday.
Twitter reacted after Pakistan's victory over England and their press-up celebration. Let us take a look at some of the Tweets:
What a memorable Test match. Pakistan fans queueing inside Lord's to buy the completed scorecards and chanting in celebration in the street— AlisonMitchell (@AlisonMitchell) July 17, 2016
Imagine Pakistan team doing the same kind of celebration when Inzamam was their captain. Inzamam would be retired hurt while celebrating.— Ojas. (@Ojasism) July 17, 2016