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Yasir Shah proved crucial as Pakistan took the lead in the super series.Getty Images

Pakistan overcame a stubborn England to win the first Test by 75 runs after a dramatic fourth day at Lord's. Yasir Shah finished with match figures of 10 for 141 to help bowl the hosts out for 207, after Alastair Cook's side briefly flirted with claiming an unlikely victory.

After England were reduced to 47 for 3, James Vince [42], Gary Ballance [43] and Jonny Bairstow [48] survived a stunning spell of bowling from Pakistan's three-pronged left-arm combination to draw them closer to their record target of 283 to win a Test at the home of cricket. But as the runs required dropped below 100, Shah got the crucial breakthrough as he bowled Bairstow.

The wicket sparked a collapse in the final hour of the day as Mohammad Amir claimed redemption, six years on from the spot fixing scandal which saw him jailed for three months, as he bowled Stuart Broad [1] and Jake Ball [3] to spark scenes of wild jubilation on the outfield. Victory represents just the third time Pakistan have beaten England away from home in the last 20 years, and sees them take a 4-0 lead in the multi-formatted Super Series.

England had initially showed plenty of promise in pursuit of victory, and quickly tied up the Pakistan second innings which had frustrated them for so much of day three. Just 10 minutes and 13 balls had passed before Pakistan were bowled out for 215, as Broad took the wickets of Shah [30] and Amir [1].

Despite the tourists adding just one further run to their lead and overnight total, England nevertheless required the highest fourth innings total to win a Lord's Test, with the looming threat of Shah making Pakistan firm favourites. And that status was cemented with a throng of significant scalps before lunch.

Cook [8] was unable to avoid edging Rahat Ali behind, before Alex Hales [16] slashed fearlessly to Mohammad Hafeez to first slip - who produced a fine two-handed grab. The Multan Tigers seamer almost had a third wicket but Younis Khan was unable to hold Vince's edge when on 9, however the breakthrough came from his next over as a stern integration of Joe Root [9] ended with the newly installed number three pulling to Shah at deep square leg.

Alastair Cook
Cook was dismissed in the fourth over of England's chase to start Pakistan's route to victory.Getty Images

The hosts rallied prior to the break as Vince went to his highest Test score with five fours in the space of eight balls as Pakistan were guilty of going for the kill. But just 10 balls after lunch a thick edge off Vince [42] was grabbed at the second attempt by Younis to give Wahab Riaz his first wicket of the innings.

Ballance and Bairstow brought an air of respectability to the innings with an encouraging 39-run stand but when Shah belatedly struck any hope of an unlikely win was all-but dashed. The spinner had been largely ineffective but a delivery which dipped and turned dramatically, bowled Ballance [42] on leg stump.

A similar fate befell Moeen Ali [2] when he went for a big heave over long off and was castled, leaving Pakistan sensing victory before tea. But Chris Woakes and Bairstow held firm to offer some belated resistance either side of the interval, as the match threatened to move into the fifth day for the first time.

Wahab Riaz
Wahab was the thorn in the England side again and got rid of the improved James Vince.Getty Images

Pakistan's combination of left-arm seam and Shah nullified the England scoring rate and ensured Woakes and Bairstow were merely surviving the onslaught. Wahab was causing particular problems, amid two warnings for running on the pitch, consistently finding the edge but seeing the ball fall agonisingly short of the slip cordon.

Woakes twice survived being dismissed, first as Pakistan reviewed a not out decision after appealing for a caught behind and then as umpire Joel Wilson raised his finger as Shah trapped him lbw; only for DRS to highlight an inside edge. Both incidents only worked to emphasise the drama which had engulfed the contest, particularly as England's runs required went into double figures and Woakes and Bairstow reached their half century for the seventh wicket.

Jonny Bairstow
Bairstow top scored for England with 48 but his dismissal sparked an England collapse.Getty Images

The scalp which Pakistan badly needed came as the penultimate day of the match entered the final hour, when Shah bowled Bairstow to swing the match back the way of the world number three ranked Test nation. The contrast in emotions between the two teams couldn't have been greater as Shah danced into the outfield, leaving Bairstow in a heap on the ground.

Two balls later Pakistan were celebrating again as Amir crashed the ball into the stumps of Broad [1], but the champagne was put on ice temporarily as Steven Finn survived being given out lbw after DRS detected an inside edge. Woakes' 108-ball innings was finally ended by Shah before Amir had the final word - inevitably - by getting through Ball's defences to start the Pakistan celebrations.