Pakistan's resounding 127-run win against England in Sharjah is a statement about their resurgence, given that there has been no Test cricket played at home for the last seven years, writes Tahir Ibn Manzoor.
Shoaib Malik has set his sights on a perfect farewell by dismissing Moeen Ali and Ian Bell to leave England needing 238 more runs to win on the final day of the third Test in Sharjah to level the series.
England managed to pick three wickets late in the day, but it was Mohammad Hafeez, who stole the show in the final session with an unbeaten knock of 97, taking Pakistan's lead to 74 at stumps on day three of the third Test in Sharjah.
England batsman Ian Bell praised James Taylor as a wonderful player of spin bowling after the 25-year-old notched up a crucial half-century on the second day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
James Taylor, made a remarkable comeback in the longer format with an unbeaten gritty knock of 74, taking England to 222 for four at stumps on day two, just 12 behind Pakistan's first innings total, in the third Test in Sharjah.
We take a look back at the Pakistan-England Dubai Test and preview the Sharjah Test in our latest Cricket World Hot Spot with John Pennington and Rob Johnston in an audio show instead of our usual video update.