C.R. Woakes


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After helping to dismantle Pakistan in the first innings of the Test Match at Lord’s in 2016, Chris Woakes added five second innings wickets to the six he took in the first at the Home of Cricket.

With Pakistan earning a first innings leads of 67, England needed to force quick wickets in order to gain a foothold on the match.

Woakes removed Shan Masood and Azhar Ali from the top order, whilst it was the spin of Moeen Ali that accounted for veteran pair Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq.

Woakes, both hostile and economical, an important facet in the circumstances, snared three further wickets to end the innings with 5 for 32, from his 18 overs.

It was his maiden ten-wicket haul in Tests, and he became the first England bowler to claim two five-wicket hauls in a Lord’s Test since Ian Botham in 1978.

England’s target was a stiff, but achievable 283, however only once in 132 Tests had a team made as many to win in the fourth innings at Lord’s and Pakistan bowled out their hosts for 207 to seal a famous victory.

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