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.
England vice-captain Joe Root has reclaimed the pole position in the International Cricket Council player rankings after scoring consecutive fifties in the recently concluded encounter against Pakistan in Dubai.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace clarified that Alastair Cook is not suffering from an injury, despite seeming to be in discomfort while batting in the second innings of the Dubai Test against Pakistan.
Joe Root's fighting half-century helped England post 130 for three at stumps on day four after Pakistan set them a mammoth target of 491 runs riding on the back of Younis Khan's splendid hundred in the second Test in Dubai.