Shah puts Pakistan in charge
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked up five wickets for 64 runs on Friday to put his side firmly in control after the second day of the first Test match against England, who still trail the visitors by 86 runs at Lords.
At stumps, England were on 253/7 after 71 overs and had Chris Woakes on 31 runs and Stuart Broad sitting with 11 and Jake Ball and Steven Finn still to bat.
In reply to Pakistan's first innings 339 all out, England were 153 for four at tea with captain Alastair Cook 75 not out and Jonny Bairstow was on one, after Shah had taken the wickets of Joe Root (48), James Vince (16) and Gary Ballance (six).
Amir, coming back from a five-year ban for his 2010 spot-fixing crime, opened the attack and should have had Cook out for 22 but he was dropped with a routine catch by first slip Mohammad Hafeez.
Then when Cook was at 55, he edged Amir and was dropped again this time by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed in what looked like a straight forward two-handed catch.
With the early loss of Alex Hales for six, Cook then had a stand with new number three Root of 110.
After lunch, Shah struck when Root was caught by Hafeez off a miss-timed sweep.
Then both Vince and Ballance were Shah 's next wickets, given out LBW.
Earlier in the day, England all-rounder Woakes ended Pakistan's overnight innings of 282 for six, bowling them out for 339 with test-best figures of six for 70.
India tour of South Africa still on, awaits government approval
India’s scheduled tour of South Africa remains on schedule, provided the situation in South Africa doesn’t deteriorate.
India could make three changes, Steve Harmison suggests
Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison has backed India to make three changes for the second Test against the touring New Zealand side.
Duanne Olivier hoping to bring English skills to South Africa
Duanne Olivier is hoping to apply some of the skills he learned while playing in England to the South Africa domestic circuit.
Second Test: Sri Lanka vs West Indies – Day Two scores
Follow Sri Lanka vs West Indies.
Jos Buttler: Team that deals with distractions best will win Ashes
Rain has kept the visitors from their warm-up matches and Australia have faced the unexpected departure of Tim Paine as captain and wicketkeeper.
First Test: Bangladesh vs Pakistan – Day five – Scorecard
Follow Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Delhi cricket officials question wisdom of multi-purpose stadium
A new stadium project doesn’t have the backing of the DDCA.