10 Jan 2012

England cricketers unimpressive in win in warmup game

8:06 am on 10 January 2012

The England cricket side has won the three-day Pakistan tour opener against ICC Combined XI by three wickets in Dubai.

Despite the win England's batting looked rusty ahead of the first of three tests against Pakistan which starts next week.

England will have another opportunity to settle their batting when they play the second warm-up game against a Pakistan Cricket Board XI, also in Dubai, starting mid week.