England destroyed by Pakistan in first Test

Alastair Cook
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England are humiliated as they go 1-0 down in the first of three Test matches against Pakistan.

England have lost their first Test match against Pakistan by 10 wickets in just three days.

The visitors suffered a humiliating defeat after two disappointing innings at the crease, where batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook couldn't make an impact in Dubai.

Captain Andrew Strauss and his teammates were in need of 146 runs as they headed into the third day. However, Umar Gal, Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman continued their dominance and together bowled out the tourists on 160.

It didn't take long for Pakistan to finish off the match and claim the 15 runs needed to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series.

The world's number one Test side will have a chance to avenge their defeat for the second battle next Wednesday.

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