By Sajid Sadiq

In the crazy world of Pakistan cricket anything and everything is possible. In Pakistan’s 66 years of cricketing history, there have been many occasions where they have won matches when least expected to and lost matches when they were expected to win comfortably.

They have beaten opposition who experts felt they were weaker than and been defeated by teams that the cricketing world felt they were much stronger than. Chaotic, unpredictable and unprofessional are just some of the words that have been used in the past to describe Pakistan cricket. On bad days they are terrible, on good days they are untouchable. The Pakistan cricket team is a mystery, an enigma to anyone and everyone who follows the great game.

At Lord’s the Pakistan team got out of bed on the right side for the four days and absolutely dominated an England team that most expected to flatten the tourists. On paper it was going to be a no-contest with Joe Root’s men playing in familiar conditions against a team lacking experience, big names and world-class performers. It was billed as men versus boys and it was going to be a one-sided affair and quite simply an appetiser ahead of Australia and India later in the summer.

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