England thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the second Test at Headingley on Sunday to make the sure the two-match series was drawn 1-1.
Trailing by 189 runs after both teams had completed their first innings, Pakistan was bundled out for just 134 on the third day as England spinner Dom Bess picked up his first wickets in Test cricket to finish with figures of 3-33 in 11 overs.
Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq top-scored for the tourists with 34 while Usman Salahuddin hit a patient 33 off 102 balls in an otherwise weak batting performance.
Seamer Stuart Board was the early danger man for the home team as he picked up 3-28 while Bess worked his way through the middle-order as England bounced back from the first Test defeat at Lord’s.
Earlier, Jos Buttler hit 80 not out as England were 363 all out after resuming the day on 302/7.
Buttler, 34 not out overnight, opened his shoulders after the wicket of debutant Tom Curran (20), smashing the Pakistan bowlers to all parts of the Yorkshire ground.
Pakistan will rue their first innings batting effort when they were bowled out for just 174 after winning the toss and opting to take first strike.
The long wait to win a Test series in England continues for Pakistan as the last time they achieved the feat was in 1996.
All-rounder will step in next week with Root missing the match to attend the birth of his second child.
The all-rounder left home county Yorkshire earlier this month.
No play was possible on the second morning of the intra-squad match.
Ben Stokes thinks his experience under the captaincy of Alastair Cook and Joe Root will help him succeed in the role himself.
Players had initially been held back.
Australia’s white ball captain Aaron Finch says he’s preparing for September’s tour of England to go ahead.
The West Indies batsman has struggled to live up to early promise.
The star all-rounder is preparing to deputise for father-to-be Joe Root against the West Indies.
This four-day match represents the last opportunity for selection for the first Test against England.