People in the British media sometimes complain about England being inconsistent, but when it comes to inconsistency, there’s only one side worth talking about. There’s only ever been one team worth talking about.
Having gone from dreadful and seemingly a bit apathetic to World Twenty20 champions in under a fortnight, Pakistan have subsequently unleashed their full, devastating inconsistency on Test cricket.
Having been bowled out for 90 in their first innings, Pakistan fought back. They bowled out their opponents for 240 and then reached 285-1 in their second innings – a lead of 135. At this point, having done all the hard work, they promptly fell to pieces, losing nine wickets for just 35 and promptly losing the Test.
In tangentially-related, but largely unimportant news, Sri Lanka were on the field at the same time as all of this.