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
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.
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
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
Saeed Ajmal is facing disciplinary action after launching a scathing assessment of the ICC's attitude towards illegal bowling actions
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.
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.
First time Cook has batted till the 8th wicket in his Test career.
Rashid's first-class batting ave before this Test. Has over 5500 runs including 10 100s and 32 50s.
No. of balls Cook has faced in this series - 2nd highest by an overseas captain after Taylor's 981 balls in Pak, 1998/99
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.
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
Runs added by Pakistan's 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th wickets. The even-numbered wickets added only 30
Number of 150-plus scores for Mohammad Hafeez in Tests. His last three centuries have been big ones - 197, 224, and 151
Test centuries for Mohammad Hafeez in Sharjah; at no other venue does he have more than one Test hundred
Mohammad Hafeez's previous highest 2nd-innings score in a Test, which makes this effort his best
Batting average of Younis Khan in all 4 inns of Tests. Bradman and Sutcliffe are the only others.