Monday, 06 February 2012 17:46
DUBAI: Pakistan beat England by 71 runs in the third and final Test to sweep the series 3-0 on the fourth day at Dubai Stadium here on Monday.
England were dismissed for 252 in their second innings as they slumped to a first-ever series whitewash against their opponents.
For Pakistan it was a fifth series whitewash, their last coming in a 3-0 triumph over Bangladesh in 2003.
Umar Gul (4-61) and Saeed Ajmal (4-67) shared the spoils. Ajmal finished the series with 24 wickets.
Pakistan won the first Test by ten wickets in Dubai while they won the second by 72 runs in the second in Abu Dhabi.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 99 and 365; England 141 and 252
Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012