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Azhar and Shafiq frustrate England

Azhar and Shafiq frustrate England

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq helped Pakistan build a vital lead against England after Monty Panesar had put the tourists in control with three quick wickets. Pakistan closed on 125 for four, 55 runs in...

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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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Azhar prepared for crucial morning

Azhar prepared for crucial morning

Azhar Ali looked forward to a "critical" third day after Pakistan dented England's hopes of claiming a substantial lead in Abu Dhabi. "We are wishing that in the first session we do well," he explained.

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England pegged back by Ajmal late show

England pegged back by Ajmal late show

Callum Dent

Saeed Ajmal's three late wickets threatened to overshadow the batting exploits of Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott as England closed day two on 207 for five against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

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England pegged back by Ajmal late show

England pegged back by Ajmal late show

Callum Dent

Saeed Ajmal's three late wickets threatened to overshadow the batting exploits of Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott as England closed day two on 207 for five against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

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Panesar revels in England recall

Panesar revels in England recall

It has been a long road from the valleys to the desert, but Monty Panesar kept the faith and has now claimed just reward with his 40th Test cap.

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Batsmen let us down - Mohsin

Batsmen let us down - Mohsin

Chris Devine

Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan admitted his team struggled to live up to his expectations on day one in Abu Dhabi. "We were hoping to get to around 300, with just three or four down," he revealed.

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Brilliant Broad gives England the edge

Brilliant Broad gives England the edge

Callum Dent

Stuart Broad led the way for England with three wickets as Pakistan ended day one of the second Test on 256 for seven. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq offered the greatest resistance with 83 not out.

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