Chris Woakes's unbeaten 84 and innings of 75 runs by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and a 139-run partnership for the sixth wicket between the two helped England to Pakistan in the first Test. Having won by three wickets, they took a 1-0 lead in the series.
Butler and Vox took the front in this thrilling match when the team was stuck in trouble after losing the fifth wicket for 117 runs. Both of them ended up dominating the dominance of Pakistan's bowlers as soon as they came to the crease. This partnership was broken by veteran leg-spinner Yasir Shah by dismissing Butler. Butler hit seven fours and a six in his 101-ball innings. When Butler was out, England needed 21 more to win.
Even after Butler's dismissal, the Volks stood at one end and they hit a four off Shaheen Shah Afridi to give the team a stunning victory. He hit 10 fours in a 120-ball innings.
Veteran leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four wickets for 99 runs for Pakistan. He also took four wickets in the first innings. England had made a good comeback after losing the first wicket early after finishing Pakistan's second innings at Old Traffed ground for 169 runs, but in the second session of the day, Pakistan quickly dominated the match by taking four important wickets.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Abbas LBW to Rory Burns (10) at the start of the innings gave a shock to England. The England opener resorted to a review against the umpire's decision but to no avail. In the replay, the ball was seen hitting the gills above the wicket.
There was also some dispute between the two teams after Burns was dismissed. While going to the pavilion, Burns was seen saying something to Pakistani fielders with his finger on his mouth. It seemed as if he was pointing to the opposing team to remain calm.
After this, Dom Sibley and Captain Joe Root made a strong return to England, batting. England were in a good position for 86 runs at one time in the second session of the day but within 20 runs the team lost the wickets of Sibley, Root and Vice Captain Ben Stokes.
Yasir dismissed Dom Sibley in the 36th over of the innings, breaking his 64-run partnership with Root for the second wicket. Sibley scored 36 runs in 114 balls with the help of four fours. After playing well, Root then took a ball off Nasim Shah and the ball took the outside edge of his bat and went into the hands of Babar Azam standing in the slip. He scored 42 runs in 84 balls.
Yasir Shah then had vice-captain Ben Stokes (nine runs) caught by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. However, the umpire rejected the appeal of the players of Pakistan, after which captain Azhar Ali took the review. In replays, the ball hit his gloves.
Even Oli Pope could not do anything special and after scoring seven runs, fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was out.
For Pakistan, apart from Yasir, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and Nasim Shah took 1-1 wickets. Earlier, Pakistan started the day with 137 runs for eight wickets. However, the team added 32 runs quickly and was all out at a score of 169.
Friday's unbeaten batsman Yasir Shah scored 33 runs. He caught a catch by Jos Buttler behind the wicket off Stuart Broad. After this Jofra Archer bowled Nasim Shah (four runs) to end the innings.
Broad took three wickets for 37 runs in the second innings, taking their number of wickets in the match to six. Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes took two wickets each. After scoring 326 runs in the first innings, Pakistan had reduced England's first innings to 219 runs and gained 107.