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Field star of blind cricket series

    Daniel Field was one of the star performers during England's series against blind cricket world champions Pakistan in Dubai.

    The ground-breaking tour saw wicketkeeper Field, 21, participate in the first ever blind Twenty20 and and one-day international series, the last of which was the first of its kind to be played under floodlights.

    Having recently returned home with a strained medial ligament, Field was on the field for the full 80 overs in back-to-back matches after acting as a runner to a teammate who hit two double centuries and a 94.

    "It felt quite spectacular to be involved in a bit of history," said Field. "We held our own against the world champions so there were plenty of positives to take away. But it's a shame that there is nothing more tangible to show for it."

    Speaking about the final one-dayer, Field said: "It suited my eyesight very well. I could pick up the ball much more easily as there wasn't so much glare to deal with. I was a great experience."

    Playing in condition in excess of 40 degrees, Field said: "I've played in hotter but my training paid off and this is the fittest I've ever been."

    Field hopes to be involved in England's summer series at home to India.

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