CricketBen Stokes: it’s a very special thing in English cricket to come here and win
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After his England side finished a dramatic 26-run victory to complete a historic series triumph in Pakistan, Ben Stokes felt they had produced something unique and historical.

The victory in Multan marks the first time an English touring team has ever won two Tests in a series on Pakistani soil, following the stunning victory in Rawalpindi.

After Pakistan’s 80-run seventh-wicket stand threatened to ruin England’s prospects on day four, Mark Wood took two significant wickets to turn the tide decisively in their favour.

‘Coming into this game, being 1-0 up before we’d bowled a ball, I think we all understood what we could achieve before we started this game,’ said Ben Stokes.

We’re not naive in the fact of what we know we’ve achieved here because we know how tough it is. Not just for English teams to come and win here but any team. Pakistan are a huge threat in their own conditions.

‘Not for one minute are we going to think it’s just another Test-series win. Beating Pakistan in Pakistan is massive.

‘We know what we’ve achieved, we know that it’s a very special thing in English cricket to come here and win.’

One thing we do is we stay in the moment. What did [Jack] Leach say, “Live where my shoes are”, or something like that? Basically, just always stay in the moment,’ Ben Stokes added. ‘Don’t take this kind of stuff and this kind of form for granted.

  • Under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, England has won eight out of the last nine test matches which is a revolutionizing run.
  • After losing three test away series, England has finally registered a series victory after previously losing a series in West Indies.
  • Joe Root dismissed Faheem Ashraf on forth day. With that dismissal, he became only the third player in history to have 10,000 runs and 50 wickets in test career.
  • For the first time after 1959, Pakistan lost three matches continuously in their entire test career.
  • Successive series defeats at home for Babar Azam at home, first against Australia then against England.
  • Abrar Ahmed created history with picking 11 wickets on debut, first five in the first session of the game.

Now the next destination for both teams will be Karachi where Pakistan will play to fight for their self respect. It is very probable that we will see few changes in the Pakistani team. England will go unchanged as Ben Stokes has found his perfect eleven for the subcontinent tour.

Some ex Pakistani players including Shoaib Malik have raised their voices to add Sarfaraz Ahmad and Shaan Masood. Malik said that Sarfaraz will add experience while Masood will bring stability to the team.