The Prime Minister echoed the frustration of many England cricket fans as she watched Joe Root’s team struggle at Lord’s.

Theresa May watched Pakistan drive home their advantage as England toiled in the field on day two of the first test match of the summer.

As the visitors built a first-innings lead, the Prime Minister acknowledged she would have liked to have seen a better performance from England’s bowlers at the home of cricket.

She said it was “lovely to spend a few hours” at the test match but added: “If only we’d seen one or two more wickets…”

Theresa May said she would have liked to have seen more Pakistan wickets fall as England struggled on day two at Lord's (John Walton/PA)Theresa May watches England struggle against Pakistan at Lord’s (John Walton/PA)

The Prime Minister is a keen cricket fan whose favourite player is former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

Asked why the Yorkshireman is such a favourite for her, Mrs May explained it was Boycott’s readiness to graft for his success which she has always found to her liking.

“It’s the fact he just stuck in there and got on with the job,” she said during an appearance on BBC’s Test Match Special last year.