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Andy Flower says England (or at least the one-day team) are now playing spin better

Flower hails England for their growth in the desert

England reach the end of their most peculiar tour tonight by playing in front of their largest crowd. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium, another sporting monument which appears to have sprung up among sand dunes, will have a capacity audience for the decisive Twenty20 match against Pakistan.

Andy Flower says England (or at least the one-day team) are now playing spin better

Flower's positive spin as England bounce back

Bairstow's brilliance sets up today's decider as T20 side learn lessons from Test series

Pakistan's Asad Shafiq plays a shot as England's wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter looks on

KP leads England to series whitewash

Kevin Pietersen's second successive one-day international hundred carried England to a four-wicket victory, and 4-0 series whitewash of Pakistan.

Telefonica gain advantage after delayed start

A delayed start for the fourth leg of the Volvo round the world race to avoid severe weather in the South China Sea will see the overall leader Telefonica, of Spain, set off two minutes and 32 seconds ahead of France’s Groupama after an inshore prologue was staged instead of the ocean race start.

Stuart Broad (third from right) celebrates taking the key wicket of Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq

Pietersen ton seals England series victory

Openers cruise after bowlers rip through Pakistan top order to continue amazing turnaround in form

Telefonica leaps ahead in Volvo race

The seemingly unstoppable march to dominance continued for Spain's Telefonica team as it extended its overall lead to 18 points in the Volvo round the world race.

Harry Redknapp, Spurs manager: 'In the long term it’s not possible to manage a club team and a national team'

Redknapp still in two minds over two jobs

Tottenham manager may be reluctant to walk away when Spurs 'are in such a good position'

Harry Redknapp: The manager said he could not envisage staying with Spurs if he took England job

Harry Redknapp open to part-time role for Euro 2012

Harry Redknapp would be open to the idea of managing England at Euro 2012 this summer while remaining in charge of Tottenham.

Graham Onions puts Alastair Cook through his paces in Abu Dhabi

Cook out to make critics eat words

For Alastair Cook the moment of truth may already be at hand. Not a year into his captaincy of England's one-day team, three years before the next World Cup in which it is intended he should lead them, it is becoming clearer that if he wants job security he should become Health Secretary.

Graham Onions puts Alastair Cook through his paces in Abu Dhabi

Cook out to make critics eat words

For Alastair Cook the moment of truth may already be at hand. Not a year into his captaincy of England's one-day team, three years before the next World Cup in which it is intended he should lead them, and it is becoming clearer that if he wants job security he should become Health Secretary.

Rafael Cabrera-Bello takes a ‘bite’ out of the Desert Classic trophy

Woods falls apart as Mickelson romps home

Phil Mickelson went from a six-shot deficit to a two-shot lead in just six holes, closed with an eight-under 64 for a two-shot victory and gave Tiger Woods a thrashing at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am yesterday that not many saw coming.

Manchester United fan blocks City’s £100m move

A Manchester United-supporter is taking on the might of his City neighbours over the rival club's plans for a £100m training complex.

Craig Kieswetter is to take on a new role in the middle order, and will need to have a game plan against the spinners

'Streetwise' Kieswetter creates a positive spin

England will play England Lions in a one-day practice match in Dubai today. It will be conducted under proper regulations with no messing about, have plenty of scope for embarrassment and be of little practical help in the series which starts against Pakistan on Monday.

Robert Rock is in Dubai to take on most of the world's best players

Rock aims to stay on a roll until the Masters

One weekend you are beating Tiger Woods, the next you are sleeping on the M25. There are some things Robert Rock has not been able to account for as he returns to the Arabian Desert to resume his assault on the golfing elite.

Bell: 'I believe I'm good enough to play one-day and Twenty20 cricket for England'

Ian Bell: Still in shock but practice will make perfect in long run

View from the Middle: I believe I'm good enough to play one-day and Twenty20 cricket for England

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