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England name unchanged squad for first Test against Pakistan

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England named an unchanged squad for first match of the three-Test series against Pakistan that begins on August 5 in Manchester, the country's cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. England beat West Indies 2-1 in the first international Test series since the Covid-19 pandemic suspended the sport in March, winning the third Test by 269 runs on Tuesday. After losing the first Test in Southampton, England roared back into the series with all-rounder Ben Stokes shining in the second to level it at 1-1 before fast bowler Stuart Broad guided the home side to victory with 10 wickets in the third match. James Bracey, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach and Dan Lawrence have been named in the reserves.

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