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England and Pakistan draw first Test

india Updated: Jul 18, 2006 14:14 IST

England and Pakistan drew the first Test at Lord's on Monday to leave the four-match series level at 0-0.

Pakistan, set a record 380 to win on the fifth and final day, finished on 214 for four with captain Inzamam-ul-Haq 56 not out and Abdul Razzaq 25 not out when a draw was agreed with eight overs left.

Paceman Matthew Hoggard and left-arm spinner Monty Panesar took two wickets apiece but, on a hot day, England were unable to force a victory.

Pakistan's Test record total to win in the fourth innings was the 315 for nine they achieved against Australia at Karachi in 1994/95.

And West Indies' 344 for one in 1984 was the most scored in the fourth innings to win a Lord's Test.

In all five individual hundreds were made in a match where both sides' attacks were depleted by injuries.

England's first innings 528 for nine declared featured a Test-best 186 from Paul Collingwood as well as Alastair Cook's 105 and Ian Bell's 100 not out.

But all those displays were topped by man-of-the-match Mohammad Yousuf's 202, the highest individual score by a Pakistani in a Lord's Test.

Acting skipper Andrew Strauss, captaining England in the absence of injured all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, led from the front with 128 in his side's second innings 296 for eight declared.

His century saw Strauss become only the third player to make a hundred in his debut Test as England captain.

The second Test at Old Trafford starts on July 27.

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