28 Feb 2012

England take Twenty20 series

9:59 am on 28 February 2012

The England cricketers have beaten Pakistan in the third and final Twenty20 international by five runs in a sensational finish in Abu Dhabi to take the three-match series 2-1.

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took 4 for 23 to keep England down to 129-6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Opener Kevin Pietersen batted through the innings to topscore with an unbeaten 62.

Pakistan needed 17 off the last two overs but Stuart Broad gave away only four in the penultimate over, leaving Pakistan requiring 13 from the final over, but Jade Dernbach conceded only seven runs.

Pakistan won the first match by eight runs while England won the second by 38 runs - both in Dubai.