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Jos Buttler leaves the field after his rollicking hundred

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England hope Buttler medicine works for Bell

Jos Buttler admitted that being dropped from the Test team had helped to clear his mind before a stunning return to form in the final ODI against Pakistan and England's coach, Trevor Bayliss, has held out similar hope for Ian Bell, after he was left out o

Azhar Ali was run out during a mix-up with Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan v England, 4th ODI, Dubai

Pressure on Azhar rises ahead of 'must-win' game

Azhar Ali has called Pakistan's final ODI against England a "must-win game" as the pressure on his captaincy mounts after just six months in the job

Jos Buttler found some welcome form with an unbeaten 49

Pakistan v England, 4th ODI, Dubai

Resurgent England eye series

ESPNcricinfo previews the fourth ODI between Pakistan and England

The movie poster of <i>Warriors</I>, a film by Barney Douglas about the Maasai cricketers


A moving Kenyan tale

A new film brings the country's Maasai cricketers into the media spotlight again

Yasir Shah took the key wicket of Joe Root

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 5th day

Pakistan spinners wrap up 2-0 series win

It took until the final day of the final Test but Pakistan at last managed a reprise of England's 2012 nightmare against spin

Mohammad Hafeez acknowledges his hundred

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day

Pakistan close in after Hafeez 151

Pakistan were circling a wounded opponent as the fourth day in Sharjah drew to a close with England two wickets down in pursuit of a seemingly distant target of 284

Jonny Bairstow was defeated by Zulfiqar Babar

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day

Hafeez tips contest Pakistan's way

An enthralling series was heading towards a fitting conclusion in Sharjah, as Mohammad Hafeez's classy, unbeaten 97 brought Pakistan back into the third Test

Alastair Cook cuts against spin

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day

Taylor leads England towards high ground

As the third Test hardened into a battles of wills and wiles, England were hauled into a position of relative strength by a maiden Test half-century from James Taylor

Stuart Broad removed Younis Khan during a parsimonious spell

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 1st day

Anderson, Broad skittle Pakistan for 234

England's bowlers produced an excellent all-round display to dismiss Pakistan inside the first day in Sharjah, having been put into the field for the third time in the series