England were 357 for five at stumps, having collapsed to 76 for four before lunch on the first day of the opening Test of a four-match series. But Root’s 12th hundred in 54 tests and third at Lord’s justified his decision to bat first after winning the toss in what was England’s first match at this level since he was appointed following Alastair Cook’s resignation as skipper in February. New vice-captain Ben Stokes made 56 and helped turn the tide in a fifth-wicket stand of 114.

Younis Khan to donate reward to Edhi, other charitable organisations

Younis Khan has announced that he will donate the cash reward that he received from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Edhi Foundation and two other organisations. "I am thankful to the prime minister for the cash reward. I will donate it to Edhi Foundation, Indus Hospital and The Citizens Foundation": Younis Khan

We learned a lot from ICC Women’s WC: Sana Mir

Skipper Sana Mir believes Pakistan team have learned a lot from the ICC Women’s World Cup but needs to build on that experience. Although not mathematically eliminated, Pakistan’s chances of progressing are slim in the World Cup, but Sana feels the team has learned a lot so far. “We may not have had the best tournament so far but we need to enjoy it. We only qualified for the tournament a few months ago so just being here is an achievement in itself and I think we are better than we have shown so far,”: Sana


Player’s Profile: Joe Root (England)

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