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Stats Analysis

Stats - A rare duck for Pakistan's seamers; Stokes continues dream captaincy run

All the numbers that matter from the final day of the second Test that saw England take the series 2-0

Ben Stokes has won eight Tests as captain in 2022  •  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ben Stokes has won eight Tests as captain in 2022  •  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

3 The number of Test series wins for England in Pakistan. Their previous two series wins were by a margin of 1-0 - in 1961 and 2000. England are only the second team to win three bilateral Test series in Pakistan, after Australia.
1.00 England's win-loss ratio in Test cricket in Pakistan is the highest for any visiting team. They have played 26 Tests in Pakistan, have won four games, which includes the two on the current tour, and lost four.
26 Margin of Pakistan's defeat in Multan . It is the second-smallest margin of defeat while chasing a target in excess of 350 in Test cricket. England lost to Australia by 11 runs in pursuit of a 375-run target in 1925 at the Adelaide Oval.
3 Consecutive defeats for Pakistan at home in Test cricket, the second instance of them losing three successive Tests at home. They had lost three home Tests on the bounce between 1956 and 1959 - one against Australia and two against West Indies. Pakistan are yet to win a home Test in 2022. Across five Tests, they have been on the losing side in three games, while two have ended in a draw.
0 Wickets for Pakistan fast bowlers in the Multan Test across the 24 overs they bowled. It is only the seventh instance when not one Pakistan quick managed to pick a wicket in a Test match. The previous occasion was in the 1987 Lahore Test against England, where the fast bowlers bowled 22 overs.
8 Number of Test wins for England in 2022, all under the captaincy of Ben Stokes. Only two England captains have won as many or more Tests than Stokes in a calendar year before. Michael Vaughan led England to ten Test wins in 2004, while Joe Root recorded eight Test wins as captain in 2018.
3 Number of 300-plus totals for Pakistan in the fourth innings of a Test match in 2022. Only New Zealand (in 2008) and England (in 2013) before Pakistan had three 300-plus totals in the fourth innings in a calendar year. Pakistan posted 443 for 7 to draw against Australia in Karachi and defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets in Galle, chasing 342.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo