Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook scored a double century for England in the first Test against Pakistan Getty

Pakistan will take on England in the second Test match scheduled between the two sides at Dubai International Cricket Stadium from 22-26 October.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 7am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for live streaming link.


The first Test in Abu Dhabi ended in a draw as both teams had a massive first innings total. Pakistan won the toss and Misbah-ul-Haq elected to bat first. The Asian side posted a total of 523 runs, with a double hundred from Shoaib Malik and a century from Asad Shafiq.

In reply, England declared after scoring 598 runs, while losing nine wickets in the process. Skipper Alastair Cook was the star man for the Three Lions as the opening left-handed batsman's 263 runs helped the English side get a lead.

Pakistan were bowled out for 173 runs in the second inning as Adil Rashid picked up five wickets, while James Anderson and Moeen Ali bagged two wickets each.

A victory for either of the sides will see them avoid a series defeat and also put in a firm position to win the three-match series. England will be pushing for a win, while Pakistan will be looking to avoid a batting collapse in the second Test, starting from Thursday.


England to win

Betting odds (bet365)

  • Pakistan to win: 13/10
  • Draw: 21/10
  • England to win: 12/5

Team news


Possible XI: Shan Masood, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (WK), Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah, Imran Khan.


Possible XI: Alastair Cook (C), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson.