PAK vs ENG 2022 | James Anderson calls Rawalpindi Test win 'monumental'

image-lbbxvz64England celebrate after the win [Source: Associated Press]

England managed to outsmart and outplay Pakistan in their own conditions at Rawalpindi to clinch the first Test by 74 runs on the final day on an absolute flatbed track. Ben Stokes' aggressive and tactical captaincy was on full display in the final session of Day 5, where England needed five Pakistani wickets to take a memorable 1-0 lead.

Spearheaded by James Anderson, the English bowlers bowled their hearts out and managed to outmaneuver the home side. Anderson himself starred Pakistan's collapse, nabbing the crucial wicket of Mohammad Rizwan, to end up with four wickets in the second innings.

The 40-year-old called Rawalpindi win a monumental Test while speaking with BBC Test match Special.

"Today was a monumental effort. I always believed that we were bowling well enough and I kept the faith until the end.

It's probably one of the best wins I've been involved in, if not the best. On a pitch like that, to play the way we did, to score the runs at the rate we did, we gave ourselves a chance of getting a result and I think we deserved to put ourselves in that position at the end of the game,”

The second Test of the three-match series will be played at Multan on December 9.

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