England completes memorable 3-0 sequence sweep in Pakistan

England completes memorable 3-0 sequence sweep in Pakistan
England completes memorable 3-0 sequence sweep in Pakistan
Ben Stokes of England runs between the wicket with Ben Duckett on Day 4 of the third Test natch against Pakistan National Stadium in Karachi on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Ben Stokes of England runs between the wicket with Ben Duckett on Day 4 of the third Test natch in opposition to Pakistan National Stadium in Karachi on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
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A relentless England lineup powered to an eight-wicket win within the third and closing cricket check on Tuesday, Decembe 20, 2022 to finish an historic sequence sweep in Pakistan.

England began the day needing an extra 55 runs for victory and reached 170-2 inside 38 minutes to safe its second successive win with greater than a day to spare in its first check tour to Pakistan in 17 years.

It was Pakistan’s first ever 3-0 loss in a three-test sequence on residence soil.

Pakistan fell for 216 in opposition to 18-year-old rookie Rehan Ahmed (5-48) within the second innings to set England a modest goal of 167 for victory.

Ben Duckett resumed on 50 and remained unbeaten on 82 off 78 balls and skip(per Ben Stokes signed off his group’s dominant Bazball’ model of aggressive cricket by ending 35 not out.

Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed may have completed the sequence with 18 wickets in two check matches, however Agha Salman could not maintain onto a troublesome probability from Stoke at long-on with England simply 19 runs away from a memorable win.

England received the primary check on a flat wicket in Rawalpindi by 74 runs in dimming mild on the final day earlier than recording an exhilarating 26-run win at Multan on a gradual turning observe inside 4 days.

Rehan Ahmed conquered Pakistan’s batters within the group’s fortress – National Stadium – on Day 3 and England had motored to 112-2 within the closing session by means of aggressive batting of Zak Crawley (41) and Duckett.

It was a only a third loss for Pakistan on the National Stadium in 45 check matches and first in 15 years. England was the primary group to beat Pakistan there in a check match in 2000 earlier than South Africa received a check match right here seven years later.

The 3-0 drubbing was additionally Pakistan’s fourth successive check loss at residence after Australia beat them within the closing check earlier this yr to win the two-test sequence 1-0.

Pakistan was saved at bay all through the final three weeks and unable to search out the suitable mixture to counter England’s aggressive gameplan, which started at residence this summer time and now has seen them successful 9 of the final 10 check matches. England’s solely loss in that interval was in opposition to South Africa at Lord’s earlier than the Proteas obtained overwhelmed 2-1 within the sequence.

England set the tone of a clear sweep in Pakistan when 4 of its batters smashed centuries on the opening day of the primary check and the guests racked up world-record 506-4.

Young Harry Brook crammed completely within the footwear of injured Jonny Bairstow with three successive check centuries on tour and amassed 468 runs.

His 111 at Karachi within the first innings fetched England an important first innings lead of fifty runs earlier than Pakistan capitulated in opposition to Ahmed’s legspin within the second innings.

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