The second Test series of the summer, again without spectators, started at Old Trafford. Thanks go to Pakistan for touring England during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Some highlights of the exciting First Test are as under.

  • Shan Masood became the third Pakistani batsman after Aamer Sohail and Inzamam-ul-Haq to score a Test century at Old Trafford.
  • Masood's 470-minute innings is sixth longest by a Pakistani batsman in a Test in England.
  • Masood became the fourth Pakistani batsman to score 150 or more in the first innings of a Test and follow it with a duck in the second. This is the twenty-second such instance in Test cricket although there have been twelve further instances of batsmen making a duck in the first innings and 150 or more in the second.
  • The Test saw the third most lbws in a Test between England and Pakistan. Only the 17 (at Dubai in 2011/12) and 16 (at Abu Dhabi during the same series) have seen more than the 12 in this Test.
  • England's 277 for 7 is the highest fourth innings total to win a Test at Old Trafford behind only their 294 for 4 against New Zealand in 2008.
  • The partnership of 139 between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes is England's best for the sixth wicket in the fourth innings of a Test which they have gone on to win.
  • England's second innings total is the sixth highest made against Pakistan in the fourth innings to win a Test.
  • Woakes's unbeaten 84 is the fourth-highest score by a number 7 batsman in a winning team in the fourth innings of a Test. The only other English batsman in this list was Gilbert Jessop at The Oval in 1902.