England’s bowlers rammed Salman Butt’s jibes back down his throat as they dominated day three of the npower Fourth Test at Lord’s.
The Pakistan captain claimed earlier in the week that England would struggle in Australia this winter, claiming their bowlers lacked the penetration to prosper in southern hemisphere conditions.
But James Anderson and Co had no problems in north-west London as they blew Pakistan away.
The tourists were dismissed for just 74 in their first innings, with Butt himself top scoring with 26. That was Pakistan’s second worst ever total against England, and their sixth worst ever.
Graeme Swann took 4-12 in eight overs, while Steve Finn took three wickets, Anderson two and Broad one as England’s rampant attack tore through Pakistan.
That collapse left them a massive 372 runs behind and, not surprisingly, Andrew Strauss enforced the follow-on.
And things didn’t get any better when the tourists began their second inings, as they slumped to 41-4 when bad light and rain halted the day’s play.
Earlier in the day, Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad continued their stand, setting a new world record for an eighth wicket partnership as they put on 332 before Broad was dismissed for 169.
Trott went on to make 184 before he was the last man out with the score at 446, but by then the damage had been well and truly