England batsmen boosted up for the upcoming three-test match series against Pakistan starting next week in Abu Dhabi on October 13.
England skipper Alastair Cook (53), Jonny Bairstow (unbeaten 66) and Joe Root (59) scored half-centuries on first day of tour in a two-day match against Pakistan A on Monday.
England have made 286-5 on the first day at Sharjah stadium.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 5, 2015
Meanwhile, the all-rounder Moeen Ali made 22 runs after England won the toss and decided to bat.
They all have one more practice game on October 8 and 9, to get into runs.