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Live Reporting

Marc Higginson

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  1. Post update

    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!

  2. '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.

  3. '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."

  4. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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.

  5. '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."

  6. Email

    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.

  7. '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."

  8. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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!

  9. Post update

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

  10. Email

    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.

  11. '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."

  12. 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

  13. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  14. 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."

    Test rankings
  15. From the press box

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  17. '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."

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. 'We weren't good enough when it mattered'

    Alastair Cook applauds Pakistan at the end of the game

    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."

  20. Email

    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.

  21. 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."

  22. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  23. Post update

    Eoin Morgan, the England ODI captain

    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).

  25. Get Involved

    I think 'gravy' means very good...

  26. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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.

  27. Post update

    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.

  28. 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."

  29. Email

    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.

  30. Text 81111

    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.

  31. 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."

  32. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  33. From the press box

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  35. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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.

  36. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    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!"

  37. 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."

  38. 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."

  39. Post update

    James Anderson is named England's player of the series. Pakistan's main man is Yasir Shah.

    There's so many awards being dished out, I can barely keep up.

    Everyone's a winner.

  40. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ilyas Najib: Trevor Bayliss, David Gower, Mark Ramprakash, Bob Willis, Ian Botham, David Cameron your boys took one hell of a beating.

  41. Text 81111

    Angus, Newcastle: The worst performance of the series must go to Cook and his calls at the toss, huge disadvantage to lose all three...

  42. Post update

    Right, I'm fairly certain that man of the match has gone to Mohammad Hafeez. He pipped Shoaib Malik, who was merely player of the match.

  43. Post update

    A number of awards are being dished out - including an award for the 'most colourful innings of the match'. Pakistan skipper Misbah picks up a cheque of $500 for that particular one.

  44. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    What We Learnt Today: If Misbah plays until 41, Ian Bell has another 8 years in him #10000club.

  45. Will Misbah retire?

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Misbah has been a fantastic leader for them. I know how difficult it is to captain Pakistan. He is quiet and firm, very quiet - he reminds me a bit of Andrew Strauss as a captain. And he's got game plans as a batsman. He fancies the spinners - he blocks a few, takes the odd single and then smashes it."

  46. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Thomas Leonard: Fantastic performance with the bat by Cook, but that can't excuse the rest of the team, we have the batsmen to get that total.

  47. In other news...

    Holly Colvin

    Some breaking news from the world of women's cricket... Sussex left-arm spinner Holly Colvin has officially announced her retirement from international cricket.

    The 26-year-old, who took an indefinite break from all cricket following England's successful Women's Ashes campaign in 2013, has been appointed as the new Women's cricket senior officer at the International Cricket Council (ICC) and will be moving to Dubai to take up the position towards the end of November.

  48. Australia dominate New Zealand

    David Warner and Usman Khawaja

    A shocker of a day for England, but a belter for Australia, who amassed 389-2 to start the Test series against New Zealand in Brisbane.

    David Warner hit a brilliant 163, Usman Khawaja an unbeaten 102 - his maiden Test century - Joe Burns 71 and captain Steve Smith 41 not out at the Gabba.

    Never before have Australia scored so many runs on the first day of a Test at the Gabba, beating the 364-2 they made against England in 2002.

    Read more here

  49. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "We don't have an opening partner, number three is going downhill, there's still a question mark against number five and number six, we're still waiting for the wicketkeeper, and the spinners aren't winning matches. Other than that, we're a good team."

  50. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Roland Out: Embarrassing.

  51. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "What I've seen today I've seen over the last two and a half years. England have had 18 collapses in 25 Tests and it blows you away. This is why we lose Test matches - this is why we're topsy-turvy.

    "Pressure is the name of the game - it seems to get to England and affect their decision-making. When one wicket goes down, there's panic - and people make bad decisions. That is when you find out the quality of any player - when he is put under pressure."

  52. Post update

    Misbah ul-Haq shakes hands with Alastair Cook

    Misbah had another amazing series as skipper. He made 352 runs at an average of 58.66 and England's spinners are still having nightmares about the torture he dished out to them: dot, dot, dot, SIX and so on.

    His captaincy was, once again, superb. Right down to Stuart Broad's dismissal half an hour ago, he was placing fielders where catches were soon to go. A Pakistan cricketing great.

  53. From the press box

  54. Email

    Chris in Fareham: There are no new kids on the block who have the technique & temperament to partner Cook, so the South African series should see a recall for someone he's had previously. Carberry's stats against a rampant Australian side in 2013/14 should be compared to the recent efforts by Lyth, Moeen & others, and he surely deserves a recall in a time of desperate need.

  55. England's bowling averages

    James Anderson celebrates taking a wicket
    • Anderson 13 wickets at an average of 15.61
    • Moeen 9 at 48.66
    • Rashid 8 at 69.50
    • Broad 7 at 27.28
    • Wood 6 at 28.33
    • Stokes 5 at 39.60
    • Patel 3 at 54.66
  56. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Alastair Cook leaves the field

    "England will be disappointed - you could tell from Alastair Cook's body language as he walked off. But they can take a lot from this. They are a good team - they drop to sixth in the world and Pakistan are second but that's not a fair reflection."

  57. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Abdul: England are lucky Pakistan aren't actually playing at 'home' or it would've been even more embarrassing.

  58. England's batting averages

    Alastair Cook reaches 50

    While we await the presentations, let me run through some of the end of series stats. Starting with the batsmen:

    • Cook 450 runs at an average of 90
    • Root 287 at 57.40
    • Bell 158 at 31.60
    • Bairstow 134 at 22.33
    • Rashid 103 at 20.60
    • Broad 95 at 47.50
    • Stokes 88 at 14.66
    • Moeen 84 at 14.00
    • Taylor 78 at 39.00
    • Patel 42 at 21.00
    • Wood 34 at 11.33
    • Buttler 34 at 8.50
    • Anderson 14 at 7.00
  59. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Jonny Bairstow is dismissed

    "England lost 3-0 the last time they were in the UAE, so there has been some improvement - even if it doesn't feel like that.

    "But it's the same old things. We know Anderson and Broad will bowl well, but we know that. Cook and Root will play well, but we know that. The middle order, the spinner and the opener still need to be sorted. And you just fear for those collapses that England keep producing."

  60. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Robin Daniel: Appalling stuff from England today. Only bright spots this series have been Cook's resilience and Jimmy's consistency.

  61. Post update

    As Saqlain alludes to below, Pakistan are now rated the second best Test team in the world. As for England, they drop down to sixth ahead of their next Test against South Africa. That clash start on Boxing Day.

    And things won't get any easier - the Proteas are ranked number one in the world.

  62. Post update

  63. Post update

    Shoaib Malik celebrates

    Just joining us and wondering why there's no live cricket? It's because England made a horlicks of things this morning.

    Resuming on 46-2, they were 59-6 before the milk man had finished his day's work.

    England had no chance from there on, despite Alastair Cook's brave 63 off 164 balls.

  64. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Alex Dover: What's annoying about this defeat is that we needed one big knock in either of the innings and we would have won easily.

  65. Pakistan win by 127 runs, and take the series 2-0

    Pakistan have won the series 2-0

    So, that's that.

    Pakistan complete a deserved victory and England traipse off beaten and bowed.

  66. WICKET

    Stokes st Sarfraz b Yasir 12 (Eng 156 all out)

    Stitched up like a kipper.

    Yasir Shah gets one to turn sharply down leg, Sarfraz Ahmed reads it and whips off the bails with Ben Stokes halfway down the track.

  67. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    David Gower against Pakistan in 1984

    "Alastair Cook scored 450 runs in the series, the most by an England player against Pakistan - beating David Gower's 449 in 1984."

  68. Eng 154-9

    Those painkillers must be kicking in now as Ben Stokes gets on one knee and clobbers Yasir Shah for four over mid-wicket.

  69. Eng 150-9 (Malik 15-4-26-3)

    James Anderson joins Ben Stokes for England's last stand. Only another 134 needed, lads.

  70. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Another fabulous knock by Alastair Cook. He couldn't have given any more - he couldn't have played any better. He will be satisfied with his own performance but a few of his mates have let him down."

  71. WICKET

    Cook st Sarfraz b Malik 63 (Eng 150-9)

    Alastair Cook is stumped

    There seems little hope of England lasting until the first brew break of Britain's working day now.

    Alastair Cook, rather unAlastair Cook-like, walks down the pitch to the spinner and is deceived by Shoaib Malik. Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed does the rest.

  72. Eng 150-8 (target 284)

    Malcolm Marshall once famously batted with a broken arm for the West Indies. Ben Stokes doesn't seem to have broken anything but he's clearly in pain and it makes this little cameo all the more remarkable - his score is swelled by three through mid-wicket.

  73. Post update

    Ed Smith

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Yasir Shah celebrates taking a wicket

    "England's effort has been outstanding all trip. It is simply against spin that their batsmen have struggled, and their spinners haven't been able to exert any control."

  74. Eng 145-8 (Cook 62 off 162 balls)

    Alastair Cook, in the words of Beautiful South, carries on regardless. Yasir Shah pitches one up and the left-hander plays a reverse sweep to the boundary. Gorgeous shot.

  75. Things more likely than an England win


    Sri Gutta: Full stadium for any Test match?

  76. Eng 141-8 (Stokes: 78 runs & 5 wickets in series)

    Ben Stokes is clearly in pain. First he punches a full ball from Wahab back at the bowler, then pulls a short ball straight to a fielder. After both shots, the left-hander winced in pain. Brave lad.

  77. Email

    Michael Carberry

    Gareth in Stockport: I absolutely cannot believe that given the current crisis with England openers that no one is mentioning Michael Carberry's name to open the batting. Yes we trialled him in the 2013/14 Ashes series where Mitchell Johnson was bowling at 95mph around batsman's noses. Carberry averaged 28 in that series - more than messers Bell, Root, Broad, Prior, Bairstow, Trott and even Alastair Cook.

  78. Eng 140-8 (Cook 57, Stokes 2)

    Ben Stokes is off the mark straight away, angling the spinner for two from the first ball he faces.

  79. Eng 138-8

    Here comes Ben Stokes.

  80. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sean Ranson: Pretty ignominious end to the series, but one positive is just how brilliant Captain Cook has been. Imperious at times.

  81. WICKET

    Broad c Malik b Yasir 20 (Eng 138-8)

    Stuart Broad leaves the field after being dismissed

    Stuart Broad had one plan. And one plan only.

    He kept playing the sweep shot to Yasir Shah and eventually paid with his wicket - an awful lofted catch flying to square leg.

  82. Eng 138-7 (Cook 57, Broad 20)

    Stuart Broad plays a sweep shot

    A yelp of pain from Azhar Ali at short leg when Stuart Broad pins him with a sweep shot. He saved one though. Every cloud...

  83. Eng 138-7 (target 284)

    Stuart Broad is willing to take on the quick stuff, pulling Wahab over mid-on for two. The bowler responds with a bouncer which the batsman takes evasive action from. A decent little battle.

  84. Email

    Aussie Fawlty: It is too simplistic to just blame the spinners. If England had taken the chances the spinners gave them yesterday they would have won this Test.

  85. Eng 133-7 (Cook 56, Broad 17)

    For those wondering, Ben Stokes is padded up and ready to bat if needed. Or should that be, 'when needed'?

    Stokes is nails. He's proved that in this Test. I broke my collarbone once - going out to bat was the last thing on my mind. Four singles from the over.

  86. Eng 129-7 (Wahab, eight wickets in the series)

    Wahab Riaz

    Wahab has got to be in with a shout of man of the series. He's been rapid at times and devastated England in that second Test with a match-winning spell on the third morning. He is steaming in this afternoon, like a man desperate to get on the golf course.

    He beats Alastair Cook's outside edge, then the skipper edges four through the slips. A luckless over from the left-arm quick.

  87. Eng 124-7 (Cook 50, Broad 14)

    Second ball after lunch is short and fast and Stuart Broad tries to pull it. He misses and after the keeper collects the ball, there's a loud appeal.

    Not out... the ball came off the batsman's sweatband. Good decision. Impressive umpiring from Bruce Oxenford.

  88. Eng 124-7 (target 284)

    Wahab gets us under way after lunch and Stuart Broad begins by edging through second slip for four.

    Hey, think positive... England are four runs better off than 60 seconds ago.

  89. Post update

    The runners-up and winners trophy

    Right then... are we starting a sweep on what time England fold to defeat?

  90. From the press box

  91. Post update

    The Test series between India and South Africa kicked off today - you can find a preview here - and the hosts have started badly. After winning the toss and batting first in Mohali, India are 162-7 - Murali Vijay top scoring with 75. Part-time spinner Dean Elgar has taken 4-20.

  92. Email

    Michael Watts: Surely rather than fill three squad places with average/poor spinners, why not take extra seam bowlers? Jimmy and Broady have lead the way this year, we looked painfully light without Stokes - use Root as an occasional spinner. It simply isn't fashionable for kids to bowl spin nowadays.

  93. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Monty Panesar for Northampton

    Stephen Brenkley of the Independent: "It can't be a coincidence that England's two best spinners of the last 10 years - Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar - were brought up at Northampton. It's the best pitch for spinners in the country."

  94. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    The Sun's John Etheridge: "The emptiest cupboard in English cricket is the spin cupboard. The English schedule doesn't help - maybe the answer is to get our spinners playing more cricket abroad."

  95. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Robert Hyams: Someone bottle up Alistair Cook's mental strength and divvy it up between the England cricket, football and rugby team please.

  96. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Adil Rashid is dismissed

    Stephen Brenkley of the Independent: "Top-class spin would have been superb. Even adequate spin might have won England this Test match."

  97. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    The Sun's John Etheridge: "England have been competitive, more competitive than they were three years ago. There are things to be pleased about, but the deciding factor has been England's inability to bowl top-class spin."

  98. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    As ever on the final day of a Test match, TMS have assembled their journalists' panel. The Sun's John Etheridge, Stephen Brenkley of the Independent and Cricinfo's Andrew McGlashan are in conversation with Simon Mann.

  99. Lunch report

    Alastair Cook out at the crease

    England are facing defeat in the third Test against Pakistan and a 2-0 series loss after their batting crumbled on the final morning in Sharjah.

    Spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar used the conditions to run through the middle-order and highlight the inferiority of England's slow bowlers.

    Joe Root was helpless to a Yasir grubber in the second over and Jonny Bairstow played an ugly sweep to the same bowler. James Taylor was caught at slip and Samit Patel was trapped lbw, both by Babar.

    England lost 4-11 on the final morning, a total collapse of 6-25, to leave them 120-7.

    Only Alastair Cook, with an unbeaten 50, survived, with a little resistance from Adil Rashid, who was bowled for 22 by Rahat Ali just before lunch.

  100. Lunch scorecard

    Pakistan celebrate

    England 120-7 (53 overs) - target 284

    Batsmen: Cook 50*, Broad 10*

    Fall of wickets: 34-1 (Moeen 22), 34-2 (Bell 0), 48-3 (Root 6), 57-4 Taylor 2), 58-5 (Bairstow 0), 59-6 (Patel 0), 108-7 (Rashid 22)

    Bowling figures: Rahat 5-1-23-1, Riaz 2-0-10-0, Babar 18-5-31-2, Malik 14-4-21-2, Yasir 14-2-28-2

    Pakistan 234 (Misbah 71; Anderson 4-17) & 355 (Hafeez 151, Broad 3-44)

    England 306 (Taylor 74; Malik 4-33)

    Pakistan won toss

    Full scorecard

  101. Lunch

    Eng 120-7

    Alastair Cook averages 109 in this series, having faced more than 900 deliveries. He's been a colossus for England. He pats back the final over before lunch for a maiden.

    England troop off for some lunch. A mixture of humble pie and collapso soup. Yuk.

  102. Eng 120-7 (Cook 50, Broad 10)

    Rahat Ali is hit for four by Stuart Broad, who follows it up with a brace of twos into the cover region. Good over for England.

  103. 50 for Alastair Cook (off 142 balls)

    Eng 112-7

    When the Apocalypse comes, I imagine Alastair Cook will still be out there batting - ready to face the next ball and wondering where everyone else has gone. He brings up his 46th Test half-century with a single down to backward square.

  104. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "The total of eight runs managed between England's number three to number seven is their joint-lowest, equalling the Sydney Test against Australia in 1887."

  105. Eng 111-7 (target 284)

    Stuart Broad is off the mark with a sweep for two. A nice shot off Shoaib Malik, who has 10 wickets in the series. Only James Anderson has more for England. Malik's supposed to be a part-timer.

  106. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook

    "Stuart Broad is playing in his 87th Test, all of them with Alastair Cook, but this is the first time they have batted together. Sanath Jayasuriya and Muttiah Muralitharan played 90 Tests together for Sri Lanka without ever batting together."

  107. Eng 109-7 (Cook 49, Broad 0)

    OK... Andrew Samson has just delivered a worldy of a stat over on TMS.

    Drum roll, please...

  108. Post update

    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Rahat Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Adil Rashid

    "It was a great delivery, a perfect length to draw the drive. It started outside off stump and just swung back. That wicket could just be the end of England's effort. All Pakistan have done is get it in decent areas. It's what England couldn't do, especially with the spinners."

  109. WICKET

    Rashid b Rahat 22 (Eng 108-7)

    Adil Rashid is bowled

    They say it's the hope that kills you.

    Just when things looked to be going well for England, Rahat Ali delivers the perfect inswinger which rearranges Adil Rashid's timbers. Only a matter of time now - unless Alastair Cook turns into AB de Villiers.

  110. Eng 107-6 (target 284)

    Four byes boost England's score a little, Shoaib Malik temporarily losing his line and sending down a delivery which a leg slip would struggle to stop. Adil Rashid continues to look good, driving two through the covers. They can't, surely, engineer a winning position from here?

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    Dashals: At the Gabba. Went for beer run checked Eng V Pak score while in line. Hilarious.

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    David Warner

    JoElle: "I feel so much better about this England collapse knowing Australia are 389-2," said nobody ever.

  113. Australia dominate New Zealand

    David Warner after hitting 163 for Australia against New Zealand

    Good news for England fans - at least David Warner is in form...

    The opener hit 163 as Australia racked up 389-2 after winning the toss on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.

    Left-handed Warner hit 19 fours and a six in his 224-ball innings, sharing an opening stand of 161 with Joe Burns, who made 71.

    Usman Khawaja ended the day on 102 - his maiden Test century - while captain Steve Smith is unbeaten on 41.

    Australia, it's fair to say, are on top.

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  114. Eng 100-6 (48 overs)

    Mohammad Rizwan has just fetched some drinks out for the Pakistan fielders. For those who don't know, Rizwan is a cheeky chappie. He celebrated Mohammad Hafeez's second innings reprieve via a review by mocking the England fielders. He's a cheeky little scamp, but it was one of the highlights of the Test for me. There's not enough cheekiness in cricket. Maiden over for Rahat Ali.

  115. Things more likely than an England win

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    Jack Mendel: Ian Bell being dropped?

  116. Eng 100-6 (target 284)

    What's worse than being an England cricket fan this morning? Supporting Arsenal too?

    On the same subject, imagine if Arsene Wenger was a cricket umpire. He'd be terrible.

    Maiden over from Shoaib.

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    James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid and Alastair Cook after hitting half centuries

    Tattz: Cook Test best 294, Rashid Test best 61, Broad Test best 169, Jimmy Test best 81. What's the problem?

  118. Eng 100-6 (Yasir 14-2-28-2)

    If Adil Rashid can become a little less frenetic when he starts an innings, he could become a genuine all-rounder for England. He's showing excellent judgement against the leg-spinner, in particular, as he takes two into the leg side which takes his team to 100.

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    Gary Ballance in action for England

    Richard Baker: Meanwhile Ballance sits at home with his Test average of nearly 50...

  120. Eng 98-6 (target 284)

    Alastair Cook is giving a few chances here - another leading edge flying into the air and towards cover but dropping safely to the turf. Surely it won't be long before Pakistan crank up Wahab Riaz?

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    Peter: Re Harry O'Haye (07.19). Be fair, our spinners did let it bounce. Some deliveries many times.

  122. Eng 96-6 (Cook 45, Rashid 17)

    Adil Rashid seems to start all of his innings rather frenetically before gradually becoming more composed. He clips another two into the leg side. This match is just bobbing along a little here.

  123. Things more likely than an England collapse

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    Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands

    Ian D, Dubai: Jose Mourinho praising the referee!

  124. Eng 94-6 (target 284)

    Heart in mouth stuff as Alastair Cook top-edges a sweep shot towards Zulfiqar Babar but the ball drops short. Two from the over.

  125. I wonder what Pietersen is up to...