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Strauss praises Pakistan performance

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England skipper Andrew Strauss has hailed Pakistan after his side's shock defeat in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Strauss saw his team self destruct in their second innings, with England only requiring 145 runs to win the game and to level the series at one apiece.
However superb bowling displays from Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal, who finished on figures of 6-25 and 3-22 respectively, left England in tatters as they went 2-0 down in the three-game series.
Following the humiliating performance, with England scoring just 72 runs in their second innings, Strauss praised Pakistan for their bowling performance in Abu Dhabi.
He said: "We'll have some regrets about that but it was an outstanding game of cricket. We came up short, but ultimately you've got to congratulate Pakistan. They were outstanding.
"There were some outstanding performances on our side - Monty in particular coming back into the side, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook - we worked hard to get into a position to win the game but ultimately we couldn't take that opportunity.
"We've been rolled over three times out of four, the top order have to take that on the chin and make sure that doesn't happen again."

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