Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second tour match between England and Pakistan A. England XI take on Pakistan A at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The tourists were lacklustre in their first match, and will want to get a serious workout ahead of the Test series. They will also want to acclamatise themselves quickly to conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just like the first tour match between England XI and Pakistan A, this will be a two-day match intended to give the touring party good workout before the start of their three-match Test series in the UAE against Pakistan. COMPLETE COVERAGE: Pakistan vs England in UAE, 2015

As reported by AFP, Steven Finn, England’s wrecked-in-chief, said, “Having only bowled four or five-over spells in the nets, to then get 15 overs under my belt in a game situation, I felt good for it. I’d say I’ve staked a claim…(but) I’d still be surprised if I played the first Test. I think the guys bowled really well the other day, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the team that was picked then is the team for the first Test…Having 88 overs in our legs at the end of the day is a very good thing for us — and even your top-order batsmen coming out again is more of a challenge for us. You want to be challenged as much as you can in these practice games, so you’re not surprised when it comes to the Test matches.”

Live cricket score England XI 198 /10   | Overs 78| BATTING: Jos Buttler(36) END OF PLAY James Taylor made a well constructed 61 in his double appearance for England. Taylor was well supported by Ian Bell (53) and Jos Buttler(36). For Pakistan A Mir Hamza was the pick of the bowler 4/36.

Live cricket score England XI 194 /9   | Overs 76 | BATTING: Jos Buttler(36) James Taylor (60) England somehow gets past Pakistan A total of 192 as James Taylor (60) who continues to bat effortlessly well supported by Jos Buttler(36). Pakistan A have lost Zafar Gohar  due to a groin problem

Live cricket score England XI 180 /9   | Overs 72 | BATTING: Jos Buttler(21) James Taylor (51) James Taylor continued from where he started pre lunch when he retired not out. Taylor along with Ian Bell consolidated England’s innings. Pakistan A lead by 12 runs

Live cricket score England XI 161 /9   | Overs 64 | BATTING: Jos Buttler(21) James Taylor (45)  Moeen Ali gets out in the first over post tea session with England XI still 23 runs behind Pakistan A. Mir Hazma picks up four wickets for Pakistan  A

It is time for tea with England reaching 161 for 8.

Live cricket score England XI 156 /8   | Overs 59 | BATTING: Jos Buttler(14) Moeen Ali (19)  Jos Buttler comes in to another to have another crack in the middle. Junaid picks up three with Pak A leading England by 36 runs

Live cricket score England XI 136/7   | Overs 49.5 | BATTING: Samit Patel (6) Moeen Ali (0) England lose its seventh  wicket with Zafar Gohar another with Liam Plunkett going back to the pavilion . England decides to bring back Moeen Ali to bat. England lost as many as 5 wickets post  lunch. Pak A still lead England by 55

Live cricket score England XI 132/6   | Overs 45.5 | BATTING:Liam Plunkett (0)  Samit Patel (0) England lose its sixth wicket with Zafar Gohar picking up Adil Rashid. England in deep deep trouble. After starting post lunch session with 120/2 .Pakistan A lead by 60 runs

Live cricket score England XI 129/5   | Overs 44 | BATTING: Adil Rashid(0)  Samit Patel (0) : Mir Hamza picks up another two by picking up Buttler and Jonny Bairstow who goes for a duck.England look to be in trouble now with Pakistan A bowling brilliantly

Live cricket score England XI 126/3   | Overs 42 | BATTING: Jos Buttler (8) Samit Patel (0) :Ben Stokes gets a out for a zero as England look to bat through out the remaining of the day.  England come in after lunch with batsman Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes after batman Ian Bell(53) and James Taylor(45)  decided to retire not out after having enough batting in the middle   Pak A lead End XI by 66 runs.

Live cricket score England XI 118/2 at LUNCH  | Overs 34 | BATTING: Ian Bell (53) James Taylor (45) : Ian Bell and James Taylor batted well together to take England 118 /2 in the pre lunch session.England XI lost early wickets of Moeen Ali and ALex HAles earlier in the day. Bell hits a half century with Taylor  close to making his half century. Pak A lead End XI by 74 runs.

Live cricket score England XI 113/2  | Overs 32.3 | BATTING: Ian Bell (49) James Taylor (40) : Ian Bell and James Taylor got England past 100 with a well batting display to counter the good bowling by Pakistan A side. England XI lost early wickets to Pakistan A .Bell hits a half century with Taylor  close to making his half century. Pak A  lead End XI by 78 runs.

Live cricket score England XI 91/2  | Overs 25 | BATTING: Ian Bell (39) James Taylor (32) : Ian Bell and James Taylor  getting England XI near 100 runs. After England XI lost early wickets to Pakistan A .Bell and Taylor has now strung a well made 75 for the third wicket.  Pak A  lead End XI by 101 runs.

Live cricket score England XI 32/2  | Overs 10 | BATTING: Ian Bell (7) James Taylor (8) : England XI look to consolidate against Pakistan A after Junaid Khan and Mir Hamza picked up wickets of Moeen Ali and Alex Hales in quick time to put England in a spot of bother. Pak A  lead End XI by 160 runs.

Live cricket score England XI 18/2  | Overs 5.4 | BATTING: Ian Bell (1) James Taylor ( 0) : Pakistan A looks to make in roads the England batting as Mir Hamza picks up Alex Hales who is caught in the slips by Iftikhar Ahmed . Pak A lead End XI by 174 runs,and the tourists will now have to bat out of skins to get a good enough time in the middle.

Live cricket score England XI 16/1  | Overs 3.4 | BATTING: Ian Bell (0) Alex Hales (9) : Pakistan A strikes early as Moeen Ali is caught behind by Usman Salauddin off the bowling of Junaid Khan. Ian Bell is now joined by Alex Hales. Pak A lead End XI by 176 runs, and the tourists will have to bat a lilttle responsibly here as today is the final day and they will have to spend enough time on the wicket.

Live cricket score England XI 4/0  | Overs 1 | BATTING: Moeen Ali (4) , Ian Bell (0): England’s opening pair of Moeen Ali and Ian Bell coming out in the middle with Pak A starting with Junaid Khan . Pak A lead End XI by 188 runs

Teams:

Pakistan A: Sami Aslam, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam, Umar Amin, Ali Asad, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Salahuddin, Adnan Akmal (wk), Mohammad Asghar, Zafar Gohar, Junaid Khan (c), Ehsan Adil, Zia-ul-Haq, Mir Hamza.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, Mark Wood.