BARROW enjoyed a proud moment in its sporting history on Thursday as former Chetwynde School pupil Liam Livingstone won his first Test cricket cap for England.

The proud Barrovian, 29, has enjoyed a sparkling career in international white-ball cricket - becoming known for his destructive batting and versatile spin-bowling.

He finally got his red-ball call-up for England's first Test tour of Pakistan in 17 years, and was presented with his first cap by fellow England player Jonny Bairstow.

Livingstone was named in the first eleven for the first match in Rawalpindi, which started on Thursday, in which England got off to a record-breaking start, racking up a massive 657 on a flat pitch by the end of their innings.

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The debutant joined in on the action, with a six into the top tier, but had to follow fellow Cumbrian Ben Stokes back to the dressing room after picking out the player on the deep square leg boundary with a mistimed flick, making nine runs in his first Test innings.

Livingstone endured a setback on day two, as was forced to leave the field due to a left knee problem sustained while fielding on the boundary and did not bowl on day two, however, he is expected to recover quickly, the PA news agency understands.

The all-rounder was one of the members of England’s successful T20 World Cup campaign, and white-ball captain Jos Buttler believes he was rushed back potentially too soon for the tournament in Australia.

"I think he was rushed back probably a bit ahead of schedule," Buttler said in the Sky Sports studio.

"It was touch and go to get him to a point where he was fit enough to play.

"He didn't do much running before the tournament actually started.

"It's a bit of a worry for him, something he’s been managing and, making his Test debut, he'll be desperate to get back out there."

Livingstone spoke after joining the camp before the match of his pride at being selected:

"When Stokes and Baz (McCullum) ask you if you want to play Test cricket, it’s quite hard to say no to those two.

"I was quite excited by the challenge of it and I guess the opportunity to play Test cricket, to live a childhood dream, was quite an easy answer for me."