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Number of overs that should be be bowled by Pakistan second seamer. Favourite score of England batsmen v spinners. See also: 11 - number of unplayable mystery spinners Pakistan can field in team at any one time, and 5 - number of fast bowlers England will be ideally looking to play at any one time.
Number of runs awarded for hitting ball away from fielders and running to the other end of the pitch. A mysterious new scoring technique not yet taught to English middle order. Improbably, also number of games already won by England in this series. Experts predict it may increase by anything up to zero more games.
Number of runs scored for hitting the ball over the rope without a bounce. A mysterious new scoring technique not yet taught to England batsmen.
England innings total which is "probably a few runs below par on this sort of deck".
England innings total which "could be very competitive on this sort of deck".
Problem position in England batting order.
2, 4 through 7
Other positions in England batting order also causing concerns.
England have lots of options in this key position, though.
Possible number of Akmals in Pakistan line-up. Also number of brothers to be married off to brides in classic musical.
Angle of Saeed Ajmal's arm, according to Saeed Ajmal.
Angle of Saeed Ajmal's arm, according to ICC boffins and eggheads.
180 over 110
Blood pressure of Bob Willis when watching Ajmal bowl.
ODI batting average of Jonathan Trott; also number of matches personally lost singlehandedly by Trott by batting a bit slowly, according to some commentators.
Estimated number of runs to be scored by Shahid Afridi in each innings (balls faced: two; sixes: one).
Pounds you will get back if you bet a pound on England winning the series. Sadly, not even a Pakistan bookie will take the risk.
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