Alex Massie Alex Massie

The Pity of Pakistan

Broad and Trott skip on against Pakistan. Amir looks on in some pain. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

One ball. One wicket. That’s how far away Pakistan were from establishing a match-winning and series-squaring position at Lords. Now only god or, more probably, rain can save them.

When Stuart Broad joined Jonathan Trott at the crease on Friday England were reeling at 102-7.

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