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  1. Pakistan win series 2-0
  2. England bowled out shortly after lunch
  3. Cook 63; Yasir 4-44, Malik 3-26
  4. England collapse from 34-0 to 59-6
  5. England slip to sixth in ICC rankings

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Alastair Cook applauds at the end of the match

Gareth in Grimsby, I'm letting you have the last word (of note!).

I'm off now, but stay on the

BBC cricket page for plenty more reaction. Until the one-day series, goodbye!

'Average England'


Gareth in Grimsby: The fact we have one of the best openers, Cook, one of the best batsman, Root, and the best swing bowler, Anderson, in the world and yet we still can't win consistently shows just how average the rest of this England team are.

'Seamers were an example to the rest'

Stuart Broad and James Anderson

Bayliss on England's bowlers: "We had high hopes for the spinners we've got. All players have bad games and they'd be the first to admit that. We served up a lot of full tosses, half-volleys and long hops. But the batting order we came up against was able to put that pressure on them.

"Anderson and Broad were the leaders of the attack - they were fantastic. I'd lump Wood and Stokes in there too. It was an example to the rest of the players - the effort and intensity that you've got to have for every ball."

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Francis Edwards: Why is Stokes being praised? Failed with the bat, average with the ball! Hope he gets better soon but he's been poor.

'There are still spots up for grabs'

Ian Bell

More from England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "There are still two or three spots in the team.

"It didn't pan out how we or Mo hoped at the top of the order. But it is a message to the rest of the openers in county cricket: there are spots up for grabs. We want to see players, especially at the top of the order, scoring a lot of runs."

On Ian Bell: "If you look at this series in isolation, he's probably our third best performer. He has got a lot of experience - and we need experience around the middle order. But that doesn't get away from the fact that players need to be scoring runs. He's very much looking forward to playing on."


Javed Hason: Is Misbah statistically Pakistan's most successful Test captain?

I believe he is, Javed - he has won more Tests (20) than any other Pakistan captain.

'We had a chance of winning all three Tests'

Trevor Bayliss

England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "Today we went out without our own individual plans. We were a little rushed and things happened very quickly.

"We competed in all three games; we had a chance of winning all three. Maybe a bit of inexperience and lack of concentration, and a few missed chances, cost us in the end.

"Once the disappointing of this series subsides, there's a lot of positives to be taken out of this tour. From a batting point of view, Cook and Root showed their class. Everyone else in the order proved they can play in these conditions at one time - but we've got to do that on a more consistent basis. If they learn from it, it's only going to be of benefit to them."

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Mohammed Raza: I reckon Zafar Ansari could have been a real threat in this tour, unlucky that he was injured. And he opened for Surrey too!

Want to catch up on the day's happenings? Stephan Shemilt is your man, and his match report is available in all its glory


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Mike in Liverpool: The negatives are all too obvious and well documented but the continuing emergence of Mark Wood and Ben Stokes, plus the enduring brilliance of Alistair Cook shouldn't be overlooked. Not all doom and gloom.

'Get in and go big'

More from Alastair Cook: "Ian Bell has had a tough tour. When you get in, you have to go big. He'll be disappointed. He's worked hard and been good around the lads. He just hasn't delivered what he would have liked.

"The batting is a concern, there's no doubt about that. I always refer back to when we were number one in the world, we had a solid batting line-up.

"This side is different, there are new guys coming in and finding their feet. We have to keep backing the guys and they have to realise how good you have to be to be a consistent player."

Final scorecard

Pakistan won by 127 runs - won series 2-0

Pakistan first innings 234: Misbah 71; Anderson 4-17

England first innings 306: Taylor 74; Malik 4-33

Pakistan second innings 355: Hafeez 151; Broad 3-44

England second innings 156: Cook 63; Yasir 4-44, Malik 3-26

Pakistan won toss

Full scorecard

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John Davies: Get Simon Kerrigan back in. One Test match, although a bad one, and then ignored.

On the Test rankings

More from Cook: "The rankings don't lie in one sense, but it's close between the teams that are second to fifth. There's a lot of sides in the same state as us.

"We're not setting the world alight consistently. If we're sixth, we're sixth and we have to get better."

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'I felt sorry for the seamers'

More from Alastair Cook: "When we won in India, we had Swanny and Monty bowling incredibly well. We knew we had inexperienced spinners out here, hence why we played four seamers.

"Pakistan played Mo and Rash incredibly well. They probably didn't settle throughout the series.

"Our seamers were outstanding. I felt a bit sorry for them because we were always turning to them.

"We win together and we lose together. It's disappointing in that we've been really competitive, but when it came to the crunch we couldn't knock them over."

I'm with Alastair Cook - there are positives to be taken.

England have got plenty of decent young cricketers in their ranks - Ben Stokes, James Taylor and Mark Wood in particular. They need to find a spinner before next winter though or we'll be discussing the same issues after defeats against India and, who knows, even Bangladesh.

'We weren't good enough when it mattered'

Alastair Cook applauds Pakistan at the end of the game
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More from Alastair Cook: "We've played some good cricket and were resilient for 80% of the time. When the pressure came on the batting twice, we couldn't deal with it. You need to take chances and we just weren't good enough.

"We were really close to doing it on this tour, we just weren't good enough when it really mattered. Pakistan were really resilient, so credit to them. Their batting never really broke apart from that one afternoon at Abu Dhabi."


Adam Ferjani: I just don't think Carberry is the answer. I do however think Jason Roy is, compact and a better technician than most give him credit for. Reckon it will be a straight shootout between him and Hales in the one-dayers. If they both do well it will be interesting. There is also an opportunity for Morgan. Absolute duffer when it comes to county cricket but put him on the international stage and he is a star.

Captain's view

England captain Alastair Cook, speaking to Sky Sports: "There were runs to be had, we saw that when Adil came in. You needed a bit of luck to survive. The pressure turned a little with a 40-run partnership.

"But when you lose four wickets in 20 minutes and the middle order get blown away, you're not winning the game."

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Ryan Alexander: England need to persist with the younger players. So much chopping and changing, nobody is bedded in and comfortable.

Eoin Morgan, the England ODI captain
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For England, Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes are among those flying home to make way for the limited-overs boys. That one-day squad is: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

The full tour schedule is here.

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Phil, Chester: England weren't far off in the series. Better team in the first and competed until final day in the other two. In both cases one bad session cost the match. Overall the teams are very much of a similar level (not very good). We missed Finn a lot and need to drop Bell (finally).

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I think 'gravy' means very good...

Massive congrats 2 Pakistan on 2-0 series win👏 @jimmy9 @StuartBroad8 Cooky & @joeroot05 have been gravy but some work 2 do #Spinners

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Mike Bell: Re cricket paying prizes as cheques (09:55). Not a bad thing, as unlike England, at least cheques still take five days to clear.

The Pakistan team celebrate winning the series 2-0

The two teams will now play four one-day internationals (the first one is on Wednesday) and three T20s. Pakistan have a limited overs tour of New Zealand in the new year, but they won't play another Test until they meet England at Lord's on 14 July.

Will Misbah retire?

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: "I've got some time; we don't play another series for seven or eight months. It's good for me to go and think whether I want to continue or not. Let's see."


Colin Allcars, Newport: That was poor. But the batsmen will recover. However the one thing this series has shown is that Rashid (and Moeen and Samit) are just not good enough. Simples. Sorry Michael Vaughan, but that's the brutal truth. Moeen will survive as he can bat and there's no-one else. But when a decent spinner comes along (sorry, I should say if) he won't last either.

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Guy in Oxford: I see no embarrassment in our performance. Could easily have won the first Test and have battled well even though we have no good spinner. We lost every toss of the coin too.

Captain's view

Yasir Shah receives a hug from Adil Rashid

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq: "Credit should go to the England team - they put up a good fight.

"The boys did very well - especially Yasir Shah with the way he bowled; he won us two games. If you look at the whole series, there is a contribution from every person - that's a pleasing sign for a captain and the team."

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TheRamblingMan: How can Pakistan be second in the world when they get thrashed every time they play outside the Middle East & Asia?

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Congrats to Team Pakistan.Great victory.Excellent performance by @realshoaibmalik @MHafeez22 & rest of the team.

Congrats to Team Pakistan.Great victory.Excellent performance by @realshoaibmalik @MHafeez22 & rest of the team.

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England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Twitter: "Not sure i've felt much worse, seriously gutted. Players have worked so hard, don't feel the result shows their efforts. Congrats to Waqar & his team. Tough cricket in tough conditions. Congrats to Alastair Cook on an excellent series with the bat. Led the team tirelessly & a great example to everyone.

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Fenners: Is cricket the only sport still to pay prizes as cheques? Time to join the modern age! "we've wired $500 to your account!"

Captain's view

Alastair Cook- England captain

England captain Alastair Cook: "It's a hard place to come and play. We competed really well for a lot of the three games but at critical moments in each game, we couldn't take our chances.

"We're lucky to have Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson but they were incredibly backed up by Mark Wood and Ben Stokes. Losing Ben in this game hurt us. Pakistan have struggled to score against our seamers in this series, so it would have been nice to have the option of Stokes in the second innings.

"The games have hinged on small margins and we've not been good enough to take advantage of the small margins."

Man of the match

Man of the match Mohammad Hafeez, who made 151 in the second innings: "It's a great, great win. Credit goes to everyone. This series means a lot for Pakistan.

"My natural way to play is to attack the ball - and that really worked for me in this innings. It worked for the team so that's the most pleasant thing. It's great to contribute as a batsman."