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England bat in practice match against Pakistan-A

DUBAI: England are batting in a two-day tour match against Pakistan-A being played at Dubai stadium.

Captain Alastair Cook scored 53 off 130 balls. He was supported by Moeen Ali who made 22 off 46 balls. Ian Bell, who lost his wicket to Zafar Gohar, scored 19 runs.

Gohar bagged two wickets in his 14 overs. While Zia-ul-Haq got one wicket of Moeen Ali.

Since it’s a practice match, either of the teams could try any of their batsmen or bowler in the game, with no condition of restricting specific playing-XI.

Pakistan-A: Junaid Khan*, Adnan Akmal†, Ali Asad, Ehsan Adil, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khurram Manzoor, Usman Salahuddin, Zafar Gohar, Zia-ul-Haq, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Asghar, Sami Aslam

England: AN Cook*, MM Ali, IR Bell, JE Root, JM Bairstow, JM Anderson, BA Stokes, MA Wood, SCJ Broad, AD Hales, JC Buttler†, AU Rashid, SR Patel, ST Finn, JWA Taylor.

A long tour between the two sides begins with a test on October 13.

The schedule is as follows.

Sep 30: England team arrive

Oct 05-06: Two-day game v Pakistan A , Sharjah CC

Oct 08-09: Two-day game vs Pakistan A, Sharjah CC

Oct 13-17: 1ST TEST, ZCS, Abu Dhabi

Oct 22-26: 2ND TEST, Dubai Cricket Stadium

Nov 01-05: 3RD TEST, Sharjah CC

Nov 08: One-day practice match, ZCS, Abu Dhabi

Nov 11: 1ST ODI D/N, ZCS, Abu Dhabi

Nov 13: 2ND ODI D/N, ZCS, Abu Dhabi

Nov 17: 3RD ODI, D/N, Sharjah CC

Nov 20: 4TH ODI, D/N, Dubai Cricket Stadium

Nov 23: T20 v UAE XI (f), ZCS, Abu Dhabi

Nov 26: 1ST IT20 (f), Dubai Cricket Stadium

Nov 27: 2ND IT20, (f), Dubai Cricket Stadium

Nov 30: 3RD IT20, (f), Sharjah CC

Dec 01: England depart UAE

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