He was the scorer of 47,793 first-class runs and one of only 25 players to have made a hundred first-class centuries
Pakistan 234 & 146-3 England 306
A shoulder specialist will today decide the immediate future of Ben Stokes. He will determine from scans the extent of the damage to Stokes’ right shoulder, on which he landed painfully in attempting a leaping catch on the first day of the third and final Test.
Pakistan 234 England 4-0
The old warrior has been in his element on the slow, dusty, turning pitches in the UAE, manipulating the ball, bowling with a cross seam, trying fast off-spin and waiting for reverse swing
The Lancashire wicketkeeper has looked increasingly diffident with the bat during England's tour
'You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out the problem when you lose seven for 60'
Alastair Cook must think now about possible changes
England will look to dig in on final day
England's most improbable series win away to Pakistan was built on obduracy - and a helpful umpire. More of the same may be needed
Captain upbeat ahead of Test series in UAE, but admits four days’ acclimatisation is not enough
Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar, the latest in a long line of prolific Pakistan spinners, can tie the tourists in knots in Tuesday's first Test
Paul Farbrace said Jayawardene ‘has been outstanding’ in helping England prepare for the slow UAE pitches
An English season that began in crisis has ended with the Ashes retaken and a real sense of optimism about a young, vibrant England team
The Surrey spinner has taken 44 Championship in the Second Division this season and has also established himself as an opening batsman
In the three years since Andrew Strauss retired, Alastair Cook, with whom he opened 117 times in Tests, has had six opening partners