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Alastair Cook warns against England complacency

England are already in an invincible position against Pakistan but will act as though it is all square as they attempt to close out victory in their four-match one-day international series.

Alastair Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan

Cook rustles up the perfect starter for hungry England

England 260-7 Pakistan 130, England win by 130 runs

Katherine Wynter, left, is making it in Cologne, but Kiki Lawrance is floundering in London

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A degree from a prestigious university is usually seen as a guarantee of a well-paid job. In reality, it's more like a raffle ticket: from Goldman Sachs to a bowling alley, LSE alumnus Theron Mohamed charts the diverse fortunes of his peers in the six months since graduation.

Monty Panesar celebrates after dismissing Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq – he was lbw for the fifth time in the series

England eye history after heroics from spin twins

Pakistan 99 & 365 England 141 & 36-0: Panesar takes five, while Swann chips in... now over to the underperforming batsmen

England fat bowler Chris Tremlett

England bowler Chris Tremlett could require surgery

Ashes winner Chris Tremlett may need surgery to cure the back problem which forced him out of England's ongoing Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

James Anderson inaction at the England nets session yesterday

England deflated but determined to be best of all time

England's desire to be the best side the country has produced is beginning to look slightly ambitious. Lose in the third Test, which starts tomorrow, and the idea of leaving a legacy will pale beside the need to cling on for dear life.

Saeed Ajmal shows a notably quick arm action for a spinner

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Andrew Strauss cannot believe he has been given out on referral

Champs to chumps in three sorry days

England 192 & 160 Pakistan 338 & 15-0 (Pakistan won by 10 wickets): World's No 1 Test side have failings exposed in 10-wicket defeat by revitalised Pakistan

James Anderson gets a Stuart Broad hug after taking Abdur Rehman's wicket

'Dibbly-dobbly' Trott chips in as England's graft pays dividend

By Stephen Brenkley

James Anderson gets a Stuart Broad hug after taking Abdur Rehman's wicket

Trott chips in as England graft back into match

England 192 Pakistan 288-7: With Pakistan batting fourth, anything could happen if the lead is kept down to near 100

England's Stuart Broad has treatment after being hit on the foot in the nets ahead of tomorrow's first Test against Pakistan

England face endurance test to hold on to top spot

England begin their first Test series as the best team in the world tomorrow. By the time the third match against Pakistan finishes early next month they will have a clearer idea of where they truly stand.

England's Stuart Broad has treatment after being hit on the foot in the nets ahead of tomorrow's first Test against Pakistan

England face an endurance test to remain at No 1

England begin their first Test series as the best team in the world tomorrow. By the time the third match against Pakistan finishes early next month they will have a clearer idea of where they truly stand.

Alistair Cook, right, and Graeme Swann, centre, onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

Time for Swann to turn on the style

England's premier slow bowler is relishing his battle with Saeed Ajmal and confident he can spin his side to glory

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