England’s first-Test defeat to Pakistan wrapped up with a further reminder of their worrying habit of batting collapses.
England lost their last four wickets for six runs on Sunday morning at Lord’s, adding just seven in all to their overnight 235 for six as Jos Buttler and Dom Bess’ century stand on day three went to waste.
It was not even the first collapse of the innings – Buttler and Bess came together at 110 for six despite England earlier reaching 91 for two – while they also lost five for 16 and six for 35 in the first innings.
Defeat put England up against it in the two-Test series, as they were after an innings of 58 all out in the first of two matches against New Zealand in the winter, while a 4-0 Ashes defeat saw the lower order repeatedly crumble.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at England’s recent history of batting collapses.
Bangladesh v England, October to November 2016
India v England, November to December 2016
Sub-continental conditions continued to trouble England’s batsmen, aside from the first Test on a Rajkot road. They lost six wickets for 40 and all 10 for 83 in their second innings in Visakhapatnam, five for 51 in Mohali and six for 15 in Mumbai to lose the series before all 10 fell for 104, seven of them to Ravindra Jadeja, in the final Test in Chennai following a century opening stand in a high-scoring match which saw Karun Nair hit 303 not out in India’s 759 for seven declared.
England v South Africa and England v West Indies, July to September 2017