How Twitter reacted to England’s pulsating first Test defeat
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
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 17, 2016
The scenes in the stands were pretty special too
— Lord's Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 17, 2016
More than the outcome, most onlookers were just excited by the spectacle that they had witnessed
What a memorable Test match. Pakistan fans queueing inside Lord's to buy the completed scorecards and chanting in celebration in the street
— AlisonMitchell (@AlisonMitchell) July 17, 2016
There has been a lot of talk recently over changing test cricket… It looks pretty fine to me!!! Great advert in front of us #ENGvPAK ??
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) July 17, 2016
Whoever wins this it's the best Test Match I have seen for a long long time …. #Lords
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 17, 2016
Michael Vaughan was also pulled up for his past cynicism about the ability of man of the match Yasir Shah, who claimed 10 wickets
— Bilal Zubair Khan (@BilalZKhan) July 17, 2016
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
— HW Cricket App (@holdingwilley) July 17, 2016
Piers Morgan ensured that it wasn’t just the Pakistan players getting the credit though
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 17, 2016
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.