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    England almost snatched a win on a flat pitch in the first Test in Abu Dhabi, with captain Alastair Cook and Adil Rashid leading from the front. Larry Johnson Jersey . Cook scored a record-breaking 263, while Rashid took 5-64 in the second innings on debut. We ask former England all-rounder Dominic Cork for his thoughts on both, plus what England can expect in the second Test in Dubai...Can captain Cooks form continue? Watch England captain Alastair Cook reach his double century against Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi I think so. He looks in good form at the moment. He is a lot more stable at the crease and gets into good positions. He is mentally in a better place as well and like any sportsman, if you’re mentally in a better place, he just looks more at ease.As a captain, he has been under pressure for a while – stripped of the one-day captaincy - with a lot of criticism about his style of captaincy too. But he lead from the front, and when you watch good captains from around the world, this is what they do.It was a record-breaking innings in length. The way he composed himself under massive pressure after Pakistan posted a huge first innings total, showed the attitude is ‘it doesn’t matter what the opposition do – we can 100 per cent win in the UAE’. They have a good chance now.How did you rate Rashids debut? Adil Rashid salutes after taking five wickets on debut for England against Pakistan in Abu Dhavi It obviously doesnt sound great when your figure are 0-163 in your first bowl in Test cricket, but to finish with 5-64 in the second innings, almost bowling England to victory, is some turnaround. Great signs that we have a leg-spinner now who can take wickets and possibly win games for England.In the first innings he was getting himself too close into the sumps with his release, closing himself off. Where as in the second innings he went slightly wider, put more revolutions on the ball which enabled him to get more dip, and made it difficult for the Pakistan batsmen. He can also bowl the googly out of the back of his hand, and that is something I dont think they picked very well in the second innings. Who else stood out from first Test? James Anderson of England celebrates bowling Shan Masood of Pakistan during the firstTest in Abu Dhabi A lot of people said that Jimmy Anderson wouldnt be successful. And people who say that really annoy me, because this guy is the leading wicket-taker for England. They think he needs swing, and he hasnt got the pace anymore. But he has so much skill.It doesnt matter what wicket he plays on, he can swing the ball away, and constantly challenges the batsmen because of the areas he bowls. Abu Dhabi, one of the flattest wickets you could play Test cricket on, and he still came out with respectable figures, 4-72.Should England fear Shah return? Yasir Shah has England in his sights ahead of Pakistans Test with Alastair Cooks side in Dubai Yes, because he is a match-winner. A bit like Rashid, he has the ability to turn the ball both ways, and he has 61 wickets in 10 Tests. Plus his record in Dubai in particular is excellent, with 14 scalps in two Tests.He has already come out and said that England players dont like facing spin, particularly leg-spin. But I think he should just stick to his own game, and do what he does best. On his day he can put England under pressure and will be a massive threat.What to expect in Dubai? David Lloyd interrupts his round of golf to give his thoughts ahead of the second Test between Pakistan and England Expect very similar. Im hoping there will be a bit more life in the pitch, a bit more bounce and carry for both seamers and spinners. Pakistans coach Waqar Younis said we didnt order that pitch in Abu Dhabi, it was what was given to them.But whatever the surface in Dubai, both sides will win the toss and choose to bat first. Hopefully England can do that and put a big score together because as we saw in Pakistans second innings, a little bit of panic started to set in with the senior players - Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik - playing poor shots. Englands tour of the UAE to play Pakistan is live on Sky Sports, continuing with the second Test in Dubai, from 6.30am on Thursday 22nd October. You can also watch without a contract on NOW TV. Also See: Five Things: Abu Dhabi Zone masterclasses England fixtures/results Sky Cricket Podcast Marvin Williams Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases. Frank Kaminsky Jersey . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. http://www.cheaphornetsjerseys.us/?tag=kemba-walker-jersey . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning overcame an unusual call that went against them and remained undefeated.Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night.Points goal came three rounds after it seemed Tampa Bay had won the shootout 1-0.After Jonathan Drouin scored for the Lightning in the third round, Vincent Trocheck appeared to fan on his initial shot before sending the puck into the net for Florida. It was called no goal on the ice but the ruling was overturned following a replay review, tying the shootout at 1.I dont think its controversy anymore because the same result happened, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.The NHL said in a statement that a video review determined Trocheck kept the puck in motion toward the net before his shot attempt. According to Rule 24.2, The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponents goal line and once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete.Lightning star Steven Stamkos forced overtime when he lifted a shot from along the goal line over goalie James Reimer with 5.5 seconds left in the third period.Theres not many guys in the league that can do that, Cooper said. When I say not many, youre talking one hand.Michael Matheson scored his first NHL goal at 15:52 of the third to give Florida a 3-2 advantage.The Lightning also got goals from Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat. Tampa Bay has opened the season 3-0 for the fifth time.Colton Sceviour and Trocheck also scored for the Panthers, who were trying to win three in a row to start a season for the first time.It was a good game, Florida coach Gerard Gallant said. It was a close game all the way through. I thouught we did a lot of good things tonight. Michael Carter-Williams Jersey. Overall we played real good hockey.Trocheck got the Panthers even at 2 when he beat Ben Bishop from the low slot at 5:26 of the third.Bishop made 28 saves. Reimer stopped 25 shots in his first game with Florida since signing a free-agent deal in the offseason to be Roberto Luongos backup.Were real happy with the performance, Gallant said.Palat put Tampa Bay up 2-1 on a rebound goal with 3:39 left in the second after Reimer stopped Stamkos tough-angle shot. Stamkos has 48 points in 41 games against Florida.Sceviour opened the scoring at 2:38 of the second on a short-handed 2-on-1 off a pass from Derek MacKenzie.Killorn extended his season-opening goal streak to three games and tied it 6:18 into the second.Panthers star Jaromir Jagr has not scored a goal in his past four games, including all three this season, and remains one short of 750 in his career. He had one shot on goal.Jagr was called for hooking 2:11 into overtime, but Tampa Bay failed to generate any scoring chances.Game notes Tampa Bay held a pregame ceremony to honor former captain Vincent Lecavalier, who retired after playing last season with Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Lecavalier is the Lightnings career leader in games (1,037) and goals (383). He ranks second in points (874). ... MacKenzie snapped a 10-game point drought. ... Drouin had an assist. 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