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Ben Stokes admitted his mind was blown after leading England to one of their finest away Test victories, not only beating Pakistan moments before sunset on the fifth day but delivering another statement about their bold new approach.
As the call to prayer echoed around Rawalpindi, night-time having descended on the city barely 10 minutes after Jack Leach had claimed the final wicket for a 74‑run win, Stokes and his players were still computing what they had achieved during England’s first Test match on Pakistani soil for 17 years.
Written by Ali Martin at Rawalpindi Stadium
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