Close of Play

  • Mon, 05 Oct - day 1 - England 1st innings 286/5 (JM Bairstow 66*, AU Rashid 51*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 06 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan A 1st innings 216/5 (90 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Farbrace concerned about England's catching

    Paul Farbrace, England's assistant coach, has expressed concern about the standard of his team's catching during the first of their two warm-up games

  • Wood praises 'Tweedledee and Tweedledum'

    Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have been backed to give England the spin resources they need to challenge Pakistan and the bowling partnership is set to have a new nickname

  • Moeen takes three but Iftikhar ensures hard work

    Moeen Ali collected three wickets against Pakistan A to boost his confidence ahead of what will be a vital role he has to play in the Test series

  • Bairstow boosts hopes of retaining Test berth

    Jonny Bairstow was the biggest beneficiary on the opening day of England's first warm-up match against Pakistan A as he scored an unbeaten 66 to press his claims for retaining a spot in the middle order for the Test series

  • Rashid calm ahead of final audition

    England begin a week of making the best of their limited preparation ahead of the Test series against Pakistan with the first of two two-day practice matches against Pakistan A in Sharjah on Monday

Pakistan A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st21Khurram ManzoorSami Aslam
2nd2Khurram ManzoorAli Asad
3rd9Fawad AlamAli Asad
4th112Fawad AlamIftikhar Ahmed
5th28Usman SalahuddinIftikhar Ahmed
6th44Adnan AkmalIftikhar Ahmed