BARROW'S cricketing hero Liam Livingstone has been ruled out of the rest of England’s first Test series in Pakistan since 2005 with a knee injury.

The England all-rounder received his maiden Test cap from former captain and England legend Michael Atherton ahead of the start of day one at Rawalpindi, but sustained an injury after the first innings, and has not bowled in the game.

The former Chetwynde School pupil will return to the UK on Tuesday and start rehab with the Lancashire and England and Wales Cricket Board medical teams.

England have yet to decide whether to call up a replacement for the 29-year-old.

Capable of bowling both off spin and leg spin, it was bad news for captain Ben Stokes, who had originally selected Livingstone ahead of off-spinner Will Jacks in his starting XI.

However, both played after wicketkeeper Ben Foakes did not recover in time from a viral infection which affected 13 to 14 members of the touring party on the eve of the game.

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Livingstone has not fielded for the majority of the game and was replaced by substitute fielder Keaton Jennings.

Although he did bat in the second innings, scoring seven not out, he was noticeably hobbling between the wickets and did not appear comfortable.

England have uncapped teenager Rehan Ahmed in their squad as cover with the ball.

The news will come as a blow for current captain and fellow Cumbrian Stokes, whose bold declaration on day four of the test paid off as England secured a famous victory that looked unlikely at tea on day five.

To many people's surprise, Stokes declared giving Pakistan four sessions to reach an achievable target of 343 on what had proven to be a flat Rawalpindi pitch.

Pakistan were favourites at tea on day five, having turned their overnight 80-2 into 257-5 and needing just a further 86 runs to take a 1-0 lead ahead of Friday's second Test in Multan.

England fought back, however, to claim a remarkable 74-run victory, making Stokes only the third captain to win a Test match in Pakistan, after Ted Dexter in 1961 and Nasser Hussain in 2000.