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England collapsed to Saeed Ajmal at the start of their first Test series as the world's top team, against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Andrew Strauss leads his team off the field after yesterday's victory

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England 269-9 dec & 181-3 dec Pakistan CB XI 200-9 dec & 150 (England win by 100 runs)

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England closed out a second successive warm-up victory today as they continue to fine-tune their preparations for the three-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Andrew Strauss pictured in action today

England made to work for victory in UAE

England kept their cool to complete an awkward run chase and prevail by three wickets against an ICC Combined XI in the first warm-up match of their tour of the United Arab Emirates.

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Pattinson impressed with the ball for Australia

Australia take charge against India in second Test

An unbeaten 79-run stand between Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting left Australia in a strong position after their in-form pace attack skittled India for 191 on a dramatic opening day at the SCG.

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Sri Lanka levelled their series in South Africa with victory by 208 runs on the fourth day of the second Test at Durban.

James Pattinson took four for 53

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Australia's pace attack produced a bowling display reminiscent of the side's era of dominance as they swept India aside to secure a 122-run victory in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Kumar Sangakkara's century has put Sri Lanka in control in Durban

Sangakkara adds to South Africa's problems at home

South Africa's aim of challenging England's status as the world's No 1 Test side is in danger of again being undermined by their inability to win at home. They have not recorded a series success on their own soil for three years and, facing a deficit of 426 runs with two days remaining of the second Test in Durban, have plenty of batting to do if they are to prevent Sri Lanka levelling the series.

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Australia 333 & 179-8 India 282

Tendulkar was bowled superbly by Peter Siddle for a dashing 73 from 98 deliveries, three balls before stumps at the MCG

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Australia 333 India 214-3

Rickey Ponting, right, of Australia is congratulated by teammate Ed Cowan

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