Adil Rashid picked up a game-changing five-wicket haul as 15 wickets fell on a dramatic final day in Abu Dhabi with England falling short of a phenomenal victory by 25 runs in the first Test against Pakistan.
Alastair Cook was dismissed for 263 on day four of the opening Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi after batting his side into the lead, England closing on 569 for eight in reply to Pakistan's 523 for eight declared.
England captain Alastair Cook opined that his team will need to get to a total of at least 500 after the kind of start they have had in their first innings of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Alastair Cook struck his 28th Test century on day three of the first Test in Abu Dhabi, also passing 1,000 runs in the calendar year, to help reduce England's deficit to Pakistan to 233 runs at stumps.
Shoaib Malik hit his maiden Test double hundred while Asad Shafiq notched a century as Pakistan posted a mammoth total of 523 for eight to claim the honours on day two of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad reckons that England can take heart from the fact that they were able to pick up four wickets on a flat pitch in the first day of the first Test match against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Shoaib Malik crafted a sublime century on his comeback while Mohammad Hafeez hit 98 as the duo made England pay a heavy price for shelling wicket-taking opportunities on day one of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
Former England captain Michael Atherton is of the view that England will be taking a huge chance by opting to open with Moeen Ali in the upcoming Test matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.