KARACHI: England Cricket team swept Pakistan by eight wickets and won the series by 3-0 in final Test in Karachi on Tuesday. Pakistan was whitewashed on its homeland for the first time.
This marks England’s first Test tour of Pakistan since 2005.
Ben Stoke’s Supremacy
“It’s perfect,” said Stokes of the 3-0 result. “We’ve got a process we want to play but the challenge was the different pitches for every Test.”
Although the batsmen shone on Pakistan’s run-friendly wickets, he also had praise for his bowlers.
“We were particularly good with the ball. Whoever I threw it to, they seemed to deliver. The commitment and mindset has been top-drawer,” he said.
It takes self-assured, unique domineer to run yourself as captain and Ben Stokes showed his bold captaincy during the series. The English team set 343 runs target in Rawalpindi Test and played out an unusual fielding against Pakistan.
Pakistan’s bowling line is facing unwanted issues with Shaheen Shah Afridi not being on the team and Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf injured as well.
Hence, Babar Azam had become the first captain, and under his supervision, Pakistan lost 4 test matches in homeland.
Ben Stoke’s outclass performance forced the Pakistani captain to review strategy and throughout the series he performed well. Multan was a masterpiece, and then the Rawalpindi test was completed. Even outstanding bowling from Abrar Ahmed did not agree on the opponent to lose the match.
In the last match of three matches Test series, Pakistan was defeated in the third match as well by 8 wickets, resuming the fourth day of the test England scored 167 runs. Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes secured an unbeaten 83 and 35 runs respectively.
On Monday, by the end of the third day of the last match of the series, Pakistan set the target of 167 runs, in second England collected 112-2.
However, on the second day of the same test match, the Pakistani Cricket team secured 216 runs, Babar Azam and Shan Masood scored 54 and 53 runs respectively.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has beaten by Australia in the March test at Lahore Qazafi stadium as well.
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