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Monty backing England

England spinner says team will bounce back after defeat

Monty Panesar: England will bounce back

Monty Panesar: England will bounce back

England spinner Monty Panesar is not worried about the effect Saturday's second-Test collapse against Pakistan will have on the team.

The world's number one-ranked side were skittled out for 72 in Abu Dhabi when chasing just 145 to win, and as a result went 2-0 down in the three-Test series.

Their inability to cope with spin has been a significant problem on tour, but Panesar, who took six second-innings wickets on his first Test appearance for 30 months, does not see there being any deep-rooted problems.

"As a team we have to adapt to changes and as a squad we have to stay tight and enjoy the challenge," he told Sky Sports.

"With the conditions [on Saturday], the Pakistan bowlers had luck with the conditions. They had a fourth-innings track and there were cracks involved."

On the subject of England's misfiring batsman, he added: "The batters have done exceptionally well over the last 18 months against all sorts of bowlers.

"They are determined, and I am confident that as a team we will work hard in the next few days to get the result we want in the third Test."