In a rain swept pitch from Day One, England have struggled as they reach 225/7 in the second day's play at Lord's.
Yet at a venue where Bangladesh were beaten comprehensively this summer, England are looking a little easy to beat - gifting Amir - an expert swing bowler six wickets.
As four of England's cricketers fell for ducks, it was left to Trott to hold the torch as he swept Amir and the other Pakistani bowlers (less prominent today though) for a total of fourteen four's.
Amir's 6 for 47 meanwhile - sweeping through England's middle order in no time at all is a second best Pakistani record making him the youngest bowler ever to reach 50 test wickets.
And after Cook staked his claim for a place in the Ashes with a century last week, a ton for Trott today has certainly left him more sure whilst compatriot Kevin Petersen continues to struggle. Collingwood and Morgan meanwhile both scored 0.
As the match slowed due to Pakistan's tiring towards the end of the day, the task looms for tomorrow where Pakistan must certainly work through Trott. The bowling attack of Broad must certainly match teenage Amir if England are to fight a 3-1 test series victory.