Ben Stokes hailed England’s ‘special achievement’ after he marshalled his troops to only their third Test series win in Pakistan with a tense 26-run victory in the second match in Multan. The visiting captain noted that the win was a part of England’s ‘bigger picture’ – to play an aggressive positive brand of cricket.
A theme of England’s victory was how they adapted to the conditions in Multan. On a wicket that turned and gripped, the pace bowlers pounded the ball on a couple of divots that had developed and ended up taking 12 of the 20 wickets to fall. The spinners also chipped in by capturing key scalps.
“We understand how special an achievement this is!” 🙌
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— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) December 12, 2022