With a Ben Duckett slash through the covers, England became the first team ever to whitewash Pakistan in Pakistan.

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And what’s more, they did it with a high-voltage style of cricket, the likes of which have never been seen in the Test game before.

It has been a remarkable turnaround for a team that, going into the Ben Stokes era, had one win in 17, but has now recorded nine wins in their last ten.

What is particularly impressive is that this victory came with the highest recorded run-rate by any team in any Test series ever, with England scoring at 5.50 runs per over throughout.

The tour was book-ended by two historical moments also. On day one in Rawalpindi, England scored 174 in the opening session, the most they had scored in the history of Test cricket, whilst it finished at Karachi with England’s youngest ever men’s Test cricketer making his debut. Rehan Ahmed went on to become the youngest person to take a five-wicket haul on debut ever.

Harry Brook also broke records, having only been in the team due to an injury to Jonny Bairstow. He scored three centuries in three matches, with is tally of 468 runs for the series the most of any English batter in Pakistan and he managed it without even batting in the final innings.

In total, it has taken Brook just six innings to reach three Test centuries, tying him second for the fewest innings required to reach the feat in history. Mohammad Azharuddin is first, having taken four.

What’s all the more impressive is Brook’s strike rate. In Pakistan, he has averaged 93.60 and his strike rate is almost identical at 93.41, in no small part thanks to the 240 runs he scored off 181 balls in Rawalpindi.

But he is not alone. In fact, rather than list all of England’s players who struck above 80, it is easier to list those who didn’t: Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, ends. Every other England batter had a strike rate between 82 and 100.

Whilst each game carried with it its own records, Rawalpindi comfortably came out on top. On a bland pitch, the two teams combined for 1,768 runs, the most in a five-day Test ever. England scored four hundreds on the first day, a world record. England scored 500 on the first day, also a world record.

It has contributed to Pakistan losing four Tests in a row at home for the first time in their history after they lost their previous Test in Karachi to Australia in March.

“For them to get 20 wickets,” said Nasser Hussain of England at the close of play, “three times in a row and win three games and the rate of runs, that gave them the time, to take 20 wickets, was incredible. They set the tone in Pindi with 500 runs in 75 overs, that won them the Test and I don’t think any other side or any other captain would’ve won on that pitch. I don’t think that was possible without Stokes or this batting line up. And by the end, everything they’ve touched has turned to gold on this tour.”