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, play 01:25
'Lack of spin expertise hurting England'

Andrew Miller on the woes of England's spin bowlers in the third Test against Pakistan at Sharjah

, play 01:24
Stokes bats despite collarbone injury

Ben Stokes has been diagnosed with a collarbone injury, not a dislocated should as first thought.

, play 01:05
Cook's record year underpins England response

Andrew Miller on the England captain breaking his own previous record of runs in a calendar year.

, play 01:37
Stokes injury mars good day for England

Alan Gardner says that Ben Stokes' injury could hit England beyond the end of this Test series.

, play 01:28
Spinning pitch 'ominous' for England's chances

Alan Gardner says it looks like England have got their selection right with three spinners, but they may struggle if they have to bat last

  • Improved England must do better

    From being whitewashed in 2012, England could take heart from a valiant 2-0 defeat - but problems with spin bowling and converting hundreds were glaring

  • Wood flies home to see ankle specialist

    Mark Wood is flying home early for England's tour of the UAE to see a specialist about the left ankle problem that forced him to sit out the third Test against Pakistan.

  • What have we learned? We will see in India, says Cook

    Alastair Cook conceded that England, although often competitive, lost the pressure moments, leaving him to hold out the hope that they would learn from their shortcomings

  • Counties must act to improve English spin - Flower

    The quality of pitches in English domestic cricket will have to improve if England are to enjoy more consistent success at international level, and avoid the sorts of spin-influenced defeats that they suffered against Pakistan in Sharjah, according to And

  • Ajmal faces action after testing outburst

    Saeed Ajmal is facing disciplinary action after launching a scathing assessment of the ICC's attitude towards illegal bowling actions

Best in the last


Bowling figures of Shoaib Malik (4/33 & 3/26) in this match are his best in Tests and the best by a Pak player in his career's last Test match.

Broad's Lean returns


No. of 50+ scores for Broad in his last 45 Test inns (including this). In his first 80 inns he made 10 fifties and a century.

Running out of partners


First time Cook has batted till the 8th wicket in his Test career.

Rashid's batting talent


Rashid's first-class batting ave before this Test. Has over 5500 runs including 10 100s and 32 50s.

Captain's grind


No. of balls Cook has faced in this series - 2nd highest by an overseas captain after Taylor's 981 balls in Pak, 1998/99

Old, yet strong


Test wkts completed by Babar at the age of 36 yrs, 330 days - the oldest Pak to do so. Hafeez was the previous oldest Pak at 34 yrs, 245 days.

Economical and effective


James Anderson's economy rate in this series, his best ever. Broad's series ER of 2.07 is also the best of his career

Losing wickets in pairs


Runs added by Pakistan's 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th wickets. The even-numbered wickets added only 30

Hafeez's healthy habit


Number of 150-plus scores for Mohammad Hafeez in Tests. His last three centuries have been big ones - 197, 224, and 151

Happy venue for Hafeez


Test centuries for Mohammad Hafeez in Sharjah; at no other venue does he have more than one Test hundred

A 2nd-innings best


Mohammad Hafeez's previous highest 2nd-innings score in a Test, which makes this effort his best

Master of all innings


Batting average of Younis Khan in all 4 inns of Tests. Bradman and Sutcliffe are the only others.