Alastair Cook calls for courage

Alastair Cook
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Alastair Cook calls upon his England teammates to show some "serious guts" during day three of their Test match against Pakistan.

Alastair Cook has called upon his England teammates to show some character during day three of the third Test against Pakistan.

Pakistan ended day two 180 runs ahead of England, having lost just two wickets in their second innings.

Vice-captain Cook believes that his side will only claw their way back into the match if they show some "serious guts".

"It will take some serious guts to drag ourselves out of this," Cook told reporters.

"We all know we're a very long way behind in this game. But there are some good players in that dressing room, and I hope we can stand up."

England already trail 2-0 in the three-match series.

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