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How Twitter reacted to England’s pulsating first Test defeat

| 17.07.2016

England came close to pulling off a shock comeback in the first Test of their summer fourpiece with Pakistan, before eventually falling to a 75-run defeat on day four at Lord’s, which leaves them rated 2/1 outsiders for series success.

One of the main talking points was the Pakistan celebration, with England’s official Twitter account magnanimously commending both their display and the post-match spectacle

The scenes in the stands were pretty special too

More than the outcome, most onlookers were just excited by the spectacle that they had witnessed

Michael Vaughan was also pulled up for his past cynicism about the ability of man of the match Yasir Shah, who claimed 10 wickets

The highlight of Shah’s day was his dismissal of Gary Ballance, which was instantly compared to some Shane Warne mastery on Andrew Strauss in 2005

Piers Morgan ensured that it wasn’t just the Pakistan players getting the credit though

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Alex Fortune