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Ben Stokes equals coach Brendon McCullum’s Test record

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MULTAN: England Test captain Ben Stokes equalled his coach Brendon McCullum’s famed record of hitting the most sixes in Test cricket amid his 41-run knock against Pakistan in the ongoing second Test.

Stokes, who resumed England’s second innings at 202/5 with Harry Brook, played an important knock of 41 runs in 51 balls and briefly carried his overnight partnership with the latter to set England to finish at a decent total.

Amid his 41-run knock, the left-handed batter smashed one boundary and a six.

Stokes’ six against Pakistan in the second innings was his career’s 107th six in 160 innings that propelled him to equal McCullum’s record of as many sixes.

McCullum took 176 innings to set the bar, while Stokes equalled the tally with 16 innings fewer than his coach.

It is pertinent to mention that a vital 108-run partnership between Imam-ul-Haq and Saud Shakeel anchored Pakistan to 198/4 at the stumps on day three, requiring another 157 runs to square off a series-levelling victory.

Pakistan opener Imam, who came out to bat at number five perished in the closing minutes of the third day’s action after scoring a fighting half-century.

Whereas, Saud stood firm with his unbeaten 54 and will resume the run chase with Faheem Ashraf (3*) on an anticipated decisive day of the second Test.

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