Pakistan ride ebb and flow to leave Root and Buttler harbouring regrets | Andy Bull

As dust settled, England fans tried to figure out how team had managed to score two superb centuries and lose by 14 runs

The mood turned with the weather at Trent Bridge. It ebbed and flowed all day just like the sun that kept coming and going in and out of the low clouds rolling over the ground.

When it was all over, it wasn’t a sense of familiar disappointment or forlorn dejection that finally settled over the place but some sort of dizzy confusion, a delirious bewilderment, as thousands of baffled England fans tried to figure out exactly what just happened to their team who had managed, somehow, to score two brilliant centuries and lose by 14 runs. The answer, of course, was they ran smack crash into the wrong side, on the wrong day.

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