England clinched the three-match series 3-0 with an eight-wicket win on the fourth day of the third Test at the National Stadium here. During this, Duckett scored 82 runs in 78 balls in the second innings.
England skipper Ben Stokes on Tuesday termed Ben Duckett’s selection as “absolutely right”, saying the opener’s selflessness showed with the way he batted in the third Test against Pakistan. England clinched the three-match series 3-0 with an eight-wicket win on the fourth day of the third Test at the National Stadium here. During this, Duckett scored 82 runs in 78 balls in the second innings. Chasing 167 to win, England were 112 for two on the third day and on Tuesday, Duckett and Stokes scored 55 runs in the opening session to take the team to victory.
Stokes told Sky Sports after the match, “We are very excited to have Duckett in the team. Duckett is a well known name in English cricket and now the whole world knows him. He bats brilliantly against spin and has got a lot of options. Praising the opening pair of Jack Crawley and Duckett, who shared an 87-run partnership in 12 overs in the second innings, he said, “I think the two complement each other and complement each other brilliantly.” ”
Stokes, who won nine out of 10 Tests as captain, said, “The kind of selfless spirit shown by Duckett reflects our team’s thinking.” I would like to say that every player in this series improved their game at some level and gave a match-catching performance. He also praised young leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed, who took five wickets in his debut Test. The captain said about this 18-year-old bowler, “As the match progressed, his confidence increased. It is great to have a leg-spinner in the team. They can turn the tide of the match at any time.
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