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England won the historic test match against Pakistan by 74 runs (ESPNcricinfo)

England Vs Pakistan: England would naturally be overjoyed after a 74-run triumph for the ages on the final evening of a historic Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. After Pakistan was set at 257-5 going into the third session, they succumbed to England captain Ben Stokes’ aggressive attacking field placements before Robinson and veteran Anderson ripped through the lower order.

Pakistan was bowled out for 268 against the reverse swing of James Anderson (4-36) and Ollie Robinson (4-50) on Day 5, needing 263 runs with eight wickets in hand in the morning. After tea, Pakistan lost its final five wickets for just 11 runs.

England Vs Pakistan: 1st Test | Day 5| Review

Continuing from 80 runs on two wickets in the first session, experienced James Anderson hunted down first-inning centurion Imam-ul-Haq (47) on the verge of a half-century. Rizwan was put under a lot of pressure for a while, but he rallied with two consecutive boundaries and added 80 runs with Shakeel to end the session.

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Anderson sent Rizwan back to the pavilion at 46 (ESPNcricinfo)

At the beginning of the second session, Anderson sent Rizwan back to the pavilion at 46. sooner Saud Shakeel was caught at short mid-wicket and all of a sudden, England was in the driving seat. Agha Salman showed a few drives but was taken down by Robinson and Azhar Ali followed him. 

Pakistan’s situation was terrible, with 5 wickets for 259 runs and 7 wickets for 260 runs, and England now needed only 3 wickets to win. Although Naseem Shah and Mohammad Ali demonstrated great passion by hanging at the crease, history was finally made when a ball bowled by Jack Leach struck Naseem Shah’s pad.

England Vs Pakistan: 1st Test | Day 2 | Scorecard

England 1st Innings- 657/10
Zak Crawley b Haris Rauf122111210109.90
Ben Duckett lbw b Zahid Mahmood10711015097.27
Ollie Pope †lbw b Mohammad Ali108104140103.84
Joe Root lbw b Zahid Mahmood23313074.19
Harry Brook c Saud Shakeel b Naseem Shah153116195131.89
Ben Stokes (c)b Naseem Shah411862227.77
Liam Livingstone c Saud Shakeel b Naseem Shah9100190.00
Will Jacks c Naseem Shah b Mohammad Ali302940103.44
Ollie Robinson lbw b Zahid Mahmood37513172.54
Jack Leach not out6180033.33
James Anderson c Imam-ul-Haq b Zahid Mahmood6101060.00
Naseem Shah24014035.83
Mohammad Ali24112425.16
Haris Rauf1317816.00
Zahid Mahmood33123547.12
Agha Salman503807.60
Saud Shakeel2030015.00
Pakistan 1st innings- 579/10
Abdullah Shafique c Pope b Jacks11420313356.15
Imam-ul-Haq c Robinson b Leach12120715258.45
Azhar Ali lbw b Leach27485056.25
Babar Azam (c)c Leach b Jacks13616819180.95
Saud Shakeel c Pope b Robinson37943039.36
Mohammad Rizwan c Stokes b Anderson29445065.90
Agha Salman c Crawley b Jacks53677179.10
Naseem Shah c Leach b Jacks15211171.42
Zahid Mahmood st Pope b Jacks17482135.41
Haris Rauf c Root b Jacks12320037.50
Mohammad Ali not out04000.00
James Anderson2245212.36
Ollie Robinson2127213.42
Jack Leach49719023.87
Will Jacks40.3516163.97
Joe Root1635403.37
Ben Stokes703505.00
England 2nd innings- 264/7 (d)
Zak Crawley c Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Ali504870104.16
Ben Duckett c Agha Salman b Naseem Shah01000.00
Ollie Pope c Naseem Shah b Mohammad Ali151320115.38
Joe Root c Imam-ul-Haq b Zahid Mahmood736960105.79
Harry Brook b Naseem Shah8765113133.84
Ben Stokes (c)c Saud Shakeel b Zahid Mahmood03000.00
Will Jacks c Imam-ul-Haq b Agha Salman241313184.61
Liam Livingstone not out780087.50
Naseem Shah9.506626.71
Mohammad Ali1006426.40
Zahid Mahmood1118427.63
Agha Salman504719.40
Pakistan 2nd innings- 268/10 
Abdullah Shafique c Brook b Robinson6141042.85
Imam-ul-Haq c Pope b Anderson48778062.33
Azhar Ali c Root b Robinson40814049.38
Babar Azam (c)c Pope b Stokes451080.00
Saud Shakeel c sub (KK Jennings) b Robinson7615912047.79
Mohammad Rizwan c Pope b Anderson46926250.00
Agha Salman lbw b Robinson30644046.87
Naseem Shah lbw b Leach6461013.04
Zahid Mahmood c Pope b Anderson121004.76
Haris Rauf lbw b Anderson02000.00
Mohammad Ali not out026000.00
Ollie Robinson2265042.27
Ben Stokes2046913.45
James Anderson24123641.50
Jack Leach18.365613.02
Will Jacks603806.33
Joe Root601602.66

In Pakistan’s second innings, Robinson and Anderson both claimed four wickets, but it was spinner Jack Leach who claimed the final one, that of Naseem Shah, with possibly only minutes still to play. This victory was the first one after England’s first Test appearance in Pakistan in seventeen years.

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11 English men surrounding Mohammad Ali. (Twitter)

Just look at this picture, all the 11 fielding players surrounding the last one left.

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