England whip Pakistan by 330 runs to level series


England thrashed Pakistan by 330 runs in the second Test at Old Trafford to level the four-match series at 1-1. Pakistan were bowled out for 234 after Alastair Cook (76 not out) and Joe Root (71 not out) helped England declare on 173-1 to set a target of 565.


James Anderson and Chris Woakes took 3-41 and Moeen Ali 3-88 as Pakistan lost their last six wickets for 89 runs to lose on the fourth day. Victory was England’s second-biggest against Pakistan in terms of runs.


However, all-rounder Ben Stokes will have a scan on Tuesday after injuring a calf while bowling in the afternoon session. Pakistan’s highest stand was the 58 Mohammad Hafeez and Younus Khan put on for the third wicket, but both fell to Moeen in the space of six overs.


Mohammad Amir was last man out, removed by Woakes for 29. The third Test at Edgbaston begins on 3 August. (BBC Sport)


Photo caption: For his 325 runs in the match, Joe Root was named Man-of-the-Match

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