You will have heard how good Harry Brook is. England’s bowlers have been talking about it all tour, “one of the most talented people I’ve come across” reckoned Luke Wood, “a really special player” said Moeen Ali.
And if you watched England beat Pakistan by 63 runs on Friday night, you’ll have seen it too. Brook made 81 off 35 balls, but it wasn’t the speed with which he scored that was impressive so much as the style with which he did it.
It was one the most artful innings ever played for England in a T20. Just don’t ask him to explain it. “I watch the ball and hit it, simple as that.” Brook and Ben Duckett, who has batted so well himself in these last two matches, put on 141.
That left England with 221, the highest total ever made in an international in Pakistan, and 13 runs more than anything the home team have ever chased.Read more on theguardian.com