sport news TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Sam Curran joins the young lions on Test debut

Following their miserable winter and a nightmare at Lord's, England's Test team finally had something to smile about on day one at Headingley. 

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat, but were skittled for 174 as England's pacemen made hay in swinging conditions, before reaching 106 for two at the close. 

Here, Sportsmail takes a closer look at the numbers behind England's dominant display on the first day of the second Test... 

Following their nightmare at Lord's, England had something to smile about at Headingley

Following their nightmare at Lord's, England had something to smile about at Headingley

Sam Curran was not only the seventh-youngest England player to make his Test debut, he was the third under the age of 21 to appear for them this year — after Hampshire leg spinner Mason Crane, who played at Sydney in January and Somerset’s off-spinner Dominic Bess, who made his debut last week at Lord’s.

Sam Curran was the third player under the age of 21 to appear for England this year

Sam Curran was the third player under the age of 21 to appear for England this year

Stuart Broad finished the day level on 414 Test wickets with Pakistan great Wasim Akram, who has been in England commentating for Sky, and

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