England beat Pakistan by 26 runs within the second Test — following their 74-run victory within the first encounter in Rawalpindi — to wrap up the collection even earlier than this week’s closing match in Karachi.
Both video games got here on the again of aggressive batting dubbed “Bazball”, after the nickname of recent coach Brendon “Baz” McCullum who has remodeled the group since taking on in May.
The victory provides England their eighth win within the 9 Tests since McCullum and Stokes took cost.
It can also be England’s third collection win in Pakistan, though they haven’t toured there in 17 years due to safety fears.
“Not for one minute are we going to think it’s just another Test series win,” stated Stokes, who has now three wins from as many collection as captain.
“Beating Pakistan in Pakistan is massive. We know what we’ve achieved, we know that it’s a very special thing in English cricket to come here and win.”
Stokes stated it was “a very special time to be an England cricketer” however that the group have to maintain their toes on the bottom.
“One thing we do is we stay in the moment,” he stated.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, in distinction, rued repeated errors made within the first two Tests.
“We are committing the same mistakes and are not able to finish the games,” stated Azam, who has now misplaced two dwelling collection in a row after being crushed by Australia earlier this yr.
Azam deplored the batting collapses evident in each innings.
Still, he had reward for spinner Abrar Ahmed who grabbed 11 wickets in his debut Test.
“Ahmed used the conditions well and it was a good start for him,” he stated.
The closing Test begins in Karachi on Saturday.