151 from Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan set England a target of 284 to win the third Test match in Sharjah and level the series at 1-1. Photograph: Reuters

England will enter the final day of the third Test with little hope now of winning the match and squaring the series. Asked to make 284 to win in a mi(...)

Yasir Shah celebrates after his unplayable delivery removed England’s Samit Patel. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistan are in the driving seat after three days of the final Test. A day of toil for England in which, not for the first time in this neck of the wo(...)

 James Taylor is unbeaten on 74 after the second day of the third Test match against Pakistan in Sharjah. Photograph: Getty

When it comes to batting, the word “busy” may have been coined especially for James Taylor. He does not do serene or languid. There is no violence to (...)

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah  celebrates with team-mates Sarfraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz after dismissing England’s Adil Rashid  to win the second Test  at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

In October 1952, Pakistan beat India on a matting wicket in Lucknow to record their first Test victory. Sixty three years on to the very day, in the D(...)

Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq plays a shot during the first day of the second Test against  England in Dubai. Photograph:  Getty Images

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq made an unbeaten century as the resurgent hosts reached 282-4 at close of the opening day of the second test against En(...)

Joe Root and Ian Bell leave the field after bad light cut England’s pursuit of the 99 needed to win the first Test against Pakistan short. Photograph: Getty

England fell 25 agonising runs short, and had to settle for a draw after all, when bad light halted their attempt to chase 99 for an improbable victor(...)

Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik lies on the field recovering from a cramp at The Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 14th. Photograph: Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images

Shoaib Malik’s comeback double-century exacted an ever escalating cost for the chances spurned by England in the first Test against Pakistan. Shoaib (...)

Australia batsmen Aaron Finch and George Bailey celebrate victory by eightwickets during the 5th Royal London One-Day International match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England’s batsmen stumbled at the final hurdle to gift Australia the Royal London one-day series and spurn the chance of an unbeaten summer. Starting (...)

Jason Roy takes a stunning catch to dismiss Ashton Agar during England’s win over Australia in the third ODI at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

A maiden international century from James Taylor and the dual spinning threat of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali kept England hopes alive in the one-day ser(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke takes part in a press conference at the Oval in London on August 19th, 2015. Photograph: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Australia captain Michael Clarke was in reflective mood on the eve of his final test match against England at The Oval as he plotted a consolation vic(...)