Matches (15)
SA20 (2)
ILT20 (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ENG-L in SL (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
Super Smash (W) (1)
Super Smash (1)
RESULT
3rd Test, Karachi, December 17 - 20, 2022, England tour of Pakistan
PrevNext
304 & 216
(T:167) 354 & 170/2

England won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
111
harry-brook
Player Of The Series
468 runs
harry-brook
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
 | 
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 304/10(79 overs)
1st INNINGS
Babar Azam 78 (123)
Jack Leach4/140 (31)
Agha Salman 56 (93)
Rehan Ahmed2/89 (22)
England 354/10(81.4 overs)
1st INNINGS
Harry Brook 111 (150)
Noman Ali4/126 (30)
Ben Foakes 64 (121)
Abrar Ahmed4/150 (34.4)
Pakistan 216/10(74.5 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Babar Azam 54 (104)
Rehan Ahmed5/48 (14.5)
Saud Shakeel 53 (133)
Jack Leach3/72 (26)
England 170/2(28.1 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Abrar Ahmed2/78 (12)
Zak Crawley 41 (41)
Mohammad Wasim0/40 (9.1)

11.09am And with that, Stokes accepts the series trophy, and wanders off to celebrate with his team, behind a placard declaring them "Winners", which is about the measure of it.

It's been a remarkable tour. England have won three Tests in a month, having won just two of their previous 24 Tests in Pakistan since 1961. It's nine out of ten since the Stokes-McCullum era began, and it's New Zealand next in the New Year.

For the meantime, that's all from us. Thanks for joining us, and Merry Christmas all. From Miller, Alan, Matt, Chandan and the team, see you next time!

Arish: "The thing that stands out to me the most on the batting chart is the strike rates. England were playing one day cricket out there. Bazball will sooner or later have an off day, but it's tough to not admire the fearlessness they play with, the envy of every test team around the world"

JOYDEEP GILL: "Fun fact England score in T20I semi final was 170/0 vs India and in this match 170/2 reminded me of T20I cricket "

Vijay: "For the first time, except Ben Foakes, all other England players including bowlers have batting strike rate more than 80 in the series.. Amazing !"

Presentation time.

Harry Brook is both Player of the Match and Player of the Series. Not a bad month's work: "Probably my best tour so far, to win 3-0 here, no-one's done it before, phenomenal from the lads. I was annoyed with myself in the second Test when I got out to Abrar. Had to look myself in the mirror."

Babar Azam: "Definitely disappointment as a team, we are not good enough to fight back. First innings, we lost back to back wickets, good in batches, but that moment cost us. Bowling, definitely, your best pacer is not fit so that cost us. A lot of positive things in this series, but also things that we lack."

Ben Stokes: "Perfect. We've got a process we want to play but the challenge was the different pitches for every Test. We stuck to our gameplans and adapted really well. Particularly with the ball, whoever I threw it to they seemed to deliver. The commitment and mindset has been top drawer. It comes down to belief, that I have and the ten other guys. That resonates around everyone, the confidence everyone has gives me so much confidence in myself too. Every person has stood up at some point, but Harry Brook has been unbelievable for us. He's set Pakistan on fire, the calmness and belief is high class. And Rehan, 18 years old, the belief he's got in himself... he's not the finished article but to affect the game as he has done ...

"We knew what cricket means to Pakistan... we felt like the cricket that was being played was being celebrated. To walk off to a reception at every ground was very special."

Duckett is speaking to Sky: "Fitting Stokes was there at the end, he wanted to hit a six to go past Baz, he wanted it bad. Me and Zak tried to be positive, his first-ball four set the tone and we got off to a flyer. Very happy, lots of spin, I tried to stick to my game, if I was over-critical I left some runs out there. Abrar is a good bowler but we probably gifted him a few wickets in his first innings. The mindset of this team, it's easy to come into. I've not played in a team like this, is not about losing, all the pressure comes off you."

Ravi: "It's no mean feat to whitewash a series defeating the host in sub-continent. Full Credit to England….Thry changed the way test cricket looks."

10.44am We'll be ready with the presentations shortly. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes is just the seventh Test captain to win nine or more matches in a calendar year. And I doubt many managed it in his first year in charge.

Duckett has also snuck into second place in the series run-scoring charts. Due reward for his quietly impressive campaign.

Saad: "England also got white washed in Ashes series with 5-0. But after that they challenged themselves and changed things drastically. Pakistan must do same."

A A Musabbir: "I was little bit tensed that it seems to finish game where the run rate of England remains below six at the last moment. but last ball four ensures the run rate of this chase above six. well done England." Gosh, so it did

10.38am Handshakes and back slaps all round... Stokes strolls off with a look of deep contentment, chatting to Babar as he plucks a stump as a souvenir. It's England's second victory in Karachi in as many visits, across 22 years, and Pakistan's first 3-0 whitewash on home soil. And Azhar Ali is out there taking the plaudits as he leaves the field for the final time as an international cricketer. Not the way he'd have wanted to bow out, but a mighty 11 year career, 97 Tests and more than 7000 runs.

The rest of the England dressing room is on the outfield now, shaking hands with their beaten opponents, it's a very chilled scene on a morning that never really had much riding on it, but is no less significant for that.

28.1
4
Mohammad Wasim to Duckett, FOUR runs

width outside off, and walloped to the point boundary! England saunter to victory in 38 minutes on the fourth morning

end of over 285 runs
ENG: 166/2CRR: 5.92 
Ben Stokes35 (43b 3x4)
Ben Duckett78 (77b 11x4)
Abrar Ahmed 12-0-78-2
Mohammad Wasim 9-1-36-0
27.6
2
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, 2 runs

there he goes... but no, it's not quite timed! The ball plugs just beyond long-on... he gave it the charge and everything, but the record will elude him for this tour

27.5
1
Abrar Ahmed to Duckett, 1 run

firm sweep to the midwicket sweeper, another single, and another chance for Stokes' big finish

27.4
Abrar Ahmed to Duckett, no run

tight on the legs, nudged to midwicket

27.3
Abrar Ahmed to Duckett, no run

a big stride on the front foot, pushed to the off side

27.2
1
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, 1 run

Stokes has the swing to leg, but he can't connect fully, a bobbled sweep-pull to deep midwicket

Right here we go...

27.1
1
Abrar Ahmed to Duckett, 1 run

slow googly, Duckett adjusts his hands and taps the single into the covers

end of over 276 runs
ENG: 161/2CRR: 5.96 
Ben Duckett76 (73b 11x4)
Ben Stokes32 (41b 3x4)
Mohammad Wasim 9-1-36-0
Abrar Ahmed 11-0-73-2
26.6
1
Mohammad Wasim to Duckett, 1 run

flinched off the hip to backward square

26.5
1
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, 1 run

winds into a big pull to deep midwicket. Didn't get hold of it, had he done so, it could have been two to win ...

26.4
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, no run

yorker, well directed, and dug out, back up the pitch to the bowler

26.3
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, no run

huge wipe across the line, but a slower ball from Wasim outside off stump, barely gets up

26.2
4
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, FOUR runs

bottom hand, and battered hard through the covers! We're into single figures

26.1
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, no run

lashed off the front foot into the covers

end of over 267 runs
ENG: 155/2CRR: 5.96 
Ben Duckett75 (72b 11x4)
Ben Stokes27 (36b 2x4)
Abrar Ahmed 11-0-73-2
Mohammad Wasim 8-1-30-0

Afeef: "Still waiting for that six that puts Stokes ahead of Baz on the leading Test six-hitter list" Indeed... and he's on strike... He lost a six-hitting competition to the coach earlier this week too

25.6
2
Abrar Ahmed to Duckett, 2 runs

tossed up and takes the edge with some sharp spin from leg, that was the slower googly and not completely picked. England are two blows away

25.5
1
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, 1 run

advancing to the pitch, Stokes is struck on the pad, on the move, but keeps coming for the single

25.4
2
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, 2 runs

mopped up with a rush around at fine leg as Abrar strays outside leg and invites the sweep

25.3
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, no run

dabbed back down the pitch once more

25.2
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, no run

pressed back up the pitch

25.1
2
Abrar Ahmed to Stokes, 2 runs

Stokes goes downtown... and the catch goes down! A launch up and over wide long-on, a sprawling effort running round in the deep, but can only get a finger-end to it

end of over 25Maiden
ENG: 148/2CRR: 5.92 
Ben Duckett73 (71b 11x4)
Ben Stokes22 (31b 2x4)
Mohammad Wasim 8-1-30-0
Abrar Ahmed 10-0-66-2
24.6
Mohammad Wasim to Duckett, no run

a decent over from Wasim, full and straight, offering Duckett nothing loose to punish. Cover gathers

Best performances - batters
HC Brook
HC Brook ENG
111 runs (150)
8 fours3 sixes
Control
87%
Productive shot
cover drive
30 runs
3 fours0 six
47643592719
BM Duckett
BM Duckett ENG
82 runs (78)
12 fours0 six
Control
88%
Productive shot
sweep shot
19 runs
2 fours0 six
102623310028
Best performances - bowlers
Rehan Ahmed
Rehan Ahmed ENG
O
14.5
M
1
R
48
W
5
ECO
3.23
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Nauman Ali
Nauman Ali PAK
O
30
M
1
R
126
W
4
ECO
4.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
England
Harry Brook
Player Of The Series
England
Harry Brook
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2483
Match days17,18,19,20 December 2022 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Rehan Ahmed
Rehan Ahmed
Mohammad Wasim
Mohammad Wasim
Umpires
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
West Indies
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
PointsEngland 12, Pakistan 0
Language
English
Hindi
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
England Innings
<1 / 3>
ICC World Test Championship
TEAMMWLDPTPCT
AUS15101413675.56
IND148429958.93
SL105416453.33
SA136617648.72
ENG22108412446.97
WI114525440.91
PAK144646438.10
NZ112633627.27
BAN1211011611.11