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Five-star Panesar stakes claim

Five-star Panesar stakes claim

Spinner Monty Panesar picked up 5-57 from 29 overs as England, who closed on 82 without loss, took a healthy lead of 151 runs into the final day of their warm-up match against the PCB XI in Dubai.

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Cook century lifts England

Cook century lifts England

Opener Alastair Cook compiled an excellent 133 as England declared at 269 for nine on the opening day of their final warm-up match with the Pakistan Cricket Board XI, who closed on 22 without loss.

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Smooth Strauss sets up win

Smooth Strauss sets up win

England beat the ICC XI by three wickets in Dubai. Chasing 261 in a minimum of 69 overs, Andrew Strauss put them on course with 78 from 96 balls and his side reached their target in the 61st over.

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England declare their intentions

England declare their intentions

England capitalised on Andrew Strauss’ bold declaration, 96 behind, by reducing the the ICC XI to 90 for five at stumps, 186 in front. Alastair Cook top-scored with 76 of a disappointing 185 for eight...

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Broad shines on England comeback

Broad shines on England comeback

Stuart Broad made an immediate impact on his England return with four wickets, including Christi Viljoen who was last out for 98 in a total of 281. Andrew Strauss' side closed on 16 without loss.

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