Defeat by Pakistan hurts - Strauss
- From the section Cricket
Andrew Strauss says England must take their 72-run defeat in the second Test against Pakistan "on the chin" as they lose the three-match series.
The England captain admits his side have been below their best in this series but says Test cricket puts players' "technique, temperament and range of shots" to the test, and is disappointed the tourists could not seal a win after getting into a good position.
Strauss adds that Pakistan "thoroughly deserve" their victory in Abu Dhabi and his side will need to come back strongly from defeat.