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Pakistan vs England, 3rd Test: England win historic Test series against Pakistan 3-0

England  achieved a historic 3-0 victory over Pakistan in the Test series, completing the sweep in under an hour on the fourth day of the final Test in Karachi.

Match Summary

Pakistan 304/10 (79 ov) & 216/10 (74.5 ov)

England 354/10 (81.4 ov) & 170/2 (28.1 ov)

England won by 8 wickets


England easily reached their target of 167 runs, needing only 55 more and taking only 11.1 overs to do so.

Ben Duckett finished the match with an impressive score of 82 not out, while Ben Stokes remained undefeated on 35. The two left-handers formed an unbroken partnership of 73 runs..

On their first Test tour of Pakistan in 17 years, England achieves a milestone by winning all three matches in the series, a feat no other visiting team has accomplished in this country.

Under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, England has been playing impressively in the longest format of cricket. this also marks the end of a successful year for England under the leadership of captain Stokes and coach McCullum, as they have won nine out of ten matches since taking charge.

Salim Parvez reports

England cricketers are surely living the dream for in mere six months’ time they have transformed themselves into a world-beating unit. In winning the third game by 8 wickets on the fourth morning at Karachi, they have become the first side to inflict a whitewash on Pakistan soil. Energized by skipper Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum, a clean sweep against the home side has been achieved, with a brand of cricket that is fearless, entertaining and certainly unconventional, all the way.

In these parts of the world, red-ball cricket has certainly not been played at the pace that was on show in Rawalpindi, Multan and now in Karachi. To be able to assert themselves with turbocharged energy on quite flat and docile Pakistan wickets, is an incredible achievement which required dangling the carrot to the opposition in the first two Test matches. By recording nine Test victories in such a short period of time in 2022 against four nations – New Zealand, India, South Africa  and Pakistan – a template has been set for world cricket. The clarity of mind and complete lack of fear on both individual and collective basis, could not have been illustrated in more robust fashion, in the present series against Pakistan.  

England 112-2 overnight only took 11.1 overs to knock off the target of 167 with the two Bens - Duckett (82 not out) and Stokes (35 not out) – together at the finish. Ironically both Stokes and McCullum now sit equal at 107, with more sixes to their credit than any batsman in the history of Test matches. Harry Brook with hundreds in each of the Test matches and an aggregate of 468 runs @ 93.60, joyfully accepting Man of the Match and Man of the Series award, is a perfect example of a young talent allowed to flourish in a dressing room that seems alien to the word ‘draw’. The five-wicket haul by debutante Rehan Ahmed, an 18-year old leggie with his misty-eyed father in the stands, is another big plus on the tour of Pakistan. On the other side of the scale was Azhar Ali, walking off for the very last time, having represented Pakistan in 97 Test matches, since making his debut back in England in 2010.

Match Stats

Pakistan 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Abdullah Shafique - 5.2 ov), 2-46 (Shan Masood - 12.3 ov), 3-117 (Azhar Ali - 25.2 ov), 4-162 (Saud Shakeel - 41.6 ov), 5-196 (Mohammad Rizwan - 48.6 ov), 6-219 (Babar Azam - 58.6 ov), 7-237 (Faheem Ashraf - 66.3 ov), 8-285 (Nauman Ali - 74.5 ov), 9-300 (Agha Salman - 78.3 ov), 10-304 (Abrar Ahmed - 78.6 ov)

England 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Zak Crawley - 0.5 ov), 2-58 (Ben Duckett - 13.2 ov), 3-58 (Joe Root - 13.3 ov), 4-98 (Ollie Pope - 22.2 ov), 5-145 (Ben Stokes - 32.5 ov), 6-262 (Harry Brook - 64.2 ov), 7-265 (Rehan Ahmed - 65.2 ov), 8-316 (Mark Wood - 75.2 ov), 9-324 (Ben Foakes - 76.2 ov), 10-354 (Ollie Robinson - 81.4 ov)

Pakistan 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Shan Masood - 15.2 ov), 2-53 (Azhar Ali - 15.6 ov), 3-54 (Abdullah Shafique - 17.1 ov), 4-164 (Babar Azam - 52.6 ov), 5-176 (Mohammad Rizwan - 56.5 ov), 6-177 (Saud Shakeel - 58.4 ov), 7-178 (Faheem Ashraf - 61.1 ov), 8-208 (Nauman Ali - 71.2 ov), 9-211 (Mohammad Wasim - 72.2 ov), 10-216 (Agha Salman - 74.5 ov)

England 2nd Innings Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Zak Crawley - 11.3 ov), 2-97 (Rehan Ahmed - 13.2 ov)

Playing XIs

Pakistan:  Abdullah Shafique,Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed

England: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (C), Harry Brook, Ben Foakes (WK), Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Match Details

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 05:00

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to bat

Officials Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) Joel Wilson (West Indies)Marais Erasmus (South Africa TV)

Match Referee:  Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

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