Joe Root Adamant of 'Way Forward' for England After Pakistan Thrashing

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been fined 60 per cent of his match fee for slow over-rate

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said he felt both surprised and proud after his inexperienced side outplayed England during a dominant nine-wicket win in the first Test at Lord's.

England needed early wickets and Broad snared Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq lbw for four, but the hosts failed to make another breakthrough under the floodlights.

Jos Buttler and Dominic Bess fought a determined rearguard action as England avoided an innings defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's on Saturday.

This was England s seventh loss in 10 Tests as their first match under new national selector Ed Smith ended in a resounding defeat.

Urgent improvement will be sought by Root and England coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of the second and final Test, which starts at Headingley on Friday, while another tough challenge awaits in the form of a five-match series on home soil against India in August and September.

England, who had been 165 for five at tea, lost their last five wickets for a meagre 16 runs in 27 balls.

"Yes, I am very surprised", said Sarfraz.

"If you look at how the pitch performed, especially this morning, and in periods yesterday, if we get a decent score first innings it would have been very hard batting last on that surface, turning, keeping low".

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In a reversal of the expected order of things, England were disastrous in the field in this Test, chances missed and catches put down with the sort of tragicomic regularity usually so championed by Pakistan - as it was their opponents could scarcely have looked sharper. However, International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined the skipper Sarfraz Ahmed 60 percent of his match fee for maintaining the slow over-rate during the Test match. "We have to be better".

"We have a very good bowling side".

That England had not already lost this match by an innings was down to a century stand between the recalled Buttler and newcomer Bess that allowed England to resume Sunday on 235 for six, a lead of 56 runs.

Buttler was 66 not out and Bess 55 not out after the 20-year-old marked his Test debut with a fine fifty.

Amir finished with innings figures of four for 36 and the impressive Abbas had eight in the game after a second-innings haul of four for 41 in 17 overs.

He had added one run to his overnight 66 when he was trapped lbw by Mohammad Abbas.

Abbas then repeated that trick with a mirror-image snick off the left-handed Stuart Broad for a duck, before Amir flattened Dom Bess's off stump to wrap up another woeful collapse.

Anderson bowled Azhar in the third over but Sohail didn't hang around, hitting six fours and a six in a 32-ball knock.

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