Matt Prior reflects on "tough day" for England

Matt Prior
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Matt Prior calls upon his England teammates to improve their shot selection against Saeed Ajmal.

Matt Prior has insisted that England must find a way of dealing with Pakistan spin-bowler Saeed Ajmal.

Despite opening the batting on what was seen as a favourable pitch for the batsman, England were bowled out for just 192. Ajmal was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers, claiming figures of 7-55.

Prior, who was the pick of England's batsman on 70 not out, believes that the tourists must improve their shot selection against the spinner.

"It's been a tough day. We haven't performed as we'd have wanted to," Prior told Sky Sports News. "It's obviously a pretty good batting surface. A mixture of some poor shots and a bit of luck was to blame.

"Saeed Ajmal has got the variations. Any spin bowlers that spins it both ways is tricky. We've got to find a way of dealing with him a lot better than we did today."

Pakistan will begin day two 150 runs by England.

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