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Familiar story as Pakistin spin overwhelms England - Cricket World TV

Pakistan's spinners maintained their grip over England's batsmen to win the third and final Test in Sharjah and we review the match which saw Pakistan rise to second in the ICC Test rankings.

England were set 284 to win but folded to be all out for 156 and Pakistan picked up a 127-run win.

Spinners Yasir Shah, Shoaib Malik and Zulfiqar Babar shared nine wickets to ensure Malik made a winning farewell as he retires from Test cricket.

Alastair Cook made a fighting half-century but the rest of the batting line-up was unable to deal with Pakistan's slow bowlers on a spin-friendly track.

After England almost fashioned an unlikely win in the opening Test in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan hit back with two dominant wins and few would say they didn't deserve to claim the series win.

It's another win in the Emirates for Misbah's men and more misery in the desert for England, who now need to regroup ahead of another stern test as they prepare to head to South Africa.

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