PESHAWAR, 1 December: England secured 3-0 whitewash in the Twenty20 series against Pakistan on Monday after winning the last match in Sharjah in a Super Over.

England again won the toss and decided to bat first in the final match of the series. They posted 154 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted overs. James Vince scored 46 and Chris Woakes made 37, while Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir took two wickets each. Aamer Yamin, who was on debut, took wicket on first ball of his T-20 career.

Pakistan lost their initial five wickets on 65 when Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik staged a recovery but both of them fell short of the target. Shoaib Malik scored 75 runs for Pakistan, while Willey took three wickets for England.

When the proceedings ended in a draw, Afridi opted to open with Umar Akmal but the decision fired back and they could make only three runs. It was all too easy for England which surpassed the total with a delivery to spare.

Shoaib Malik was declared man of the match, while James Vince was declared man of the series.

Defeat in Monday’s match means Pakistan will lose their fourth position in the ICC Rankings and will go down to sixth position.

Meanwhile, Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis declared the selectors responsible for the defeat against England. In a post-match press conference, he said Pakistan players were not as super fit as English players.


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