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Upbeat England aim to bounce back

Upbeat England aim to bounce back

James Anderson insists England remain in good heart despite their struggles against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. "All we're concentrating on now is Friday," said the Lancashire fast bowler.

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Final Test important as any for Bell

Final Test important as any for Bell

Rob Barnett

Ian Bell is adamant the significance of the third and last Test with Pakistan is undiminished by England having lost the series. “We’ve got a really important last game,” Bell said ahead of Friday's Dubai Test.

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Panesar just looking ahead

Panesar just looking ahead

Rob Barnett

Only one result in the third Test will do for Monty Panesar, who said: "We all really want to put on a good show and we hope we can bounce back and play with a lot of pride and produce a good result."

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Flower demands better next time

Flower demands better next time

Team director Andy Flower has urged England to respond to defeats at Dubai and Abu Dhabi by winning the third and final Test against Pakistan.

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Strauss hails Pakistan display

Strauss hails Pakistan display

Andrew Strauss paid gracious tribute to Pakistan after they secured a series victory over his England team with a dramatic 72-run triumph in Abu Dhabi.

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Misbah delights in series win

Misbah delights in series win

Misbah-ul-Haq hailed a “great victory” for Pakistan after they dismissed England for 72 in Abu Dhabi to secure the Test series with a match to spare.

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Rehman rips through England

Rehman rips through England

Callum Dent

Abdur Rehman claimed 6-25 as Pakistan beat England by 72 runs in the second Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

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Nip and tuck Test too close for Broad

Nip and tuck Test too close for Broad

Stuart Broad hopes he has helped plunder enough leeway for England to sneak victory over Pakistan in a “nipper”. Broad said: “This has been an amazing Test match so far - one for the purists."

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Azhar and Shafiq frustrate England

Azhar and Shafiq frustrate England

Callum Dent

Monty Panesar and Stuart Broad put England in a position of superiority, but strong resistance from Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq helped Pakistan fight back from 54 for four to 125 for four, 55 in front.

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Cook: Advantage England

Cook: Advantage England

Rob Barnett

Day two was England’s despite Saeed Ajmal’s three late wickets, according to Alastair Cook. His trio of scalps dented what had been an outstanding day of the second Test for Andrew Strauss’ side.

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