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Strauss remains calm in defeat

Strauss remains calm in defeat

England captain Andrew Strauss insisted his side will not panic after Pakistan won the first Test in Dubai by 10 wickets. "We’ll come back strong in the second Test match,” the Test skipper said.

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Misbah ready for England response

Misbah ready for England response

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq expects England to respond to their 10-wicket defeat in the first Test at Dubai. "We can expect a tough time from them in the next game," he said ahead of Abu Dhabi.

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England well beaten in Dubai

England well beaten in Dubai

Chris Devine

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal returned superb match figures of 10-97 as Pakistan completed a 10-wicket first-Test victory over England inside three days.

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Defiant England battle back

Defiant England battle back

Chris Devine

England produced a spirited performance on day two of the first Test as they looked to limit the damage caused by a below-par batting display. Pakistan closed on 288 for seven, leading by 96.

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England win still possible for Broad

England win still possible for Broad

England believe they can still prevail in the first Test, according to Stuart Broad, after their late fightback on a tough second day against Pakistan.

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Pakistan have done enough - Hafeez

Pakistan have done enough - Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez expects Pakistan’s lead to be decisive in the opening Test against England at Dubai. "To be really honest it gets tough for the batsmen to score more runs,” the batsman said.

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Defiant England battle back

Defiant England battle back

Chris Devine

England produced a spirited performance on day two of the first Test as they looked to limit the damage caused by a below-par batting display. Pakistan closed on 288 for seven, leading by 96.

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Prior acknowledges Ajmal threat

Prior acknowledges Ajmal threat

Matt Prior admitted England would have to find a way to combat Saeed Ajmal if they are to win the Test series. "We’ve got to find a way of dealing with him a lot better than we did today," he said.

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England undone by excellent Ajmal

England undone by excellent Ajmal

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal returned 7-55 as England stumbled to 192 all out on day one in Dubai, despite a defiant unbeaten 70 from Matt Prior. Pakistan duly reached stumps on 42 without loss.

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England undone by excellent Ajmal

England undone by excellent Ajmal

Chris Devine

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal returned 7-55 as England stumbled to 192 all out on day one in Dubai, despite a defiant unbeaten 70 from Matt Prior. Pakistan duly reached stumps on 42 without loss.

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