England clinch series

Pakistan, set 257 to win the match and the series, tumbled from 63 without loss to 135 all out after batting under the lights in the day-night match on a warm evening at the Rose Bowl.

Off-spinner Graeme Swann gained prodigious turn to finish with three for 26 from nine overs. Each of his victims was bowled. Pakistan bowled with great spirit and skill again on Wednesday but were thwarted by a match-winning 107 not out off 101 balls from Eion Morgan, who displayed all the steely application and ability to improvise which have made him such an outstanding one-day batsman.

Morgan came to the crease with England becalmed on 59 for three with Paul Collingwood was also back in the pavilion, nursing a migraine after retiring ill on five. Shoaib Akhtar, still able to generate pace regularly in excess of 145 kms an hour at the age of 35 despite an increasingly arthritic runup, bowled Jonathan Trott for three.

After regularly beating England captain Andrew Strauss outside the off-stump he gained a deserved reward when the left-hander was caught behind. Collingwood, who finished with 47 runs from 71 balls without a boundary on his return, helped Morgan restore their team's fortunes in a partnership of 93 for the fifth wicket.

Morgan struck a six and a four from consecutive balls to reach his century from 101, adding 54 from 29 balls with Tim Bresnan (18 not out), including 19 from the final over bowled by Saeed Ajmal.

Strauss, who scored 126 in the second match and 68 in the fourth, was man of the series.


Strauss c K Akmal b Akhtar    25
Davies st K Akmal b Hafeez    17
Trott b Akhtar    3
Bell b Afridi    28
Collingwood b Gul    47
Morgan (not out)    107
Wright b Akhtar    1
Bresnan (not out)    18
Extras (W-5, LB-5)    10
Total (for six wkts, 50 overs)    256
Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-46, 3-47, 4-106, 5-199, 6-202.
Bowling: Akhtar 10-0-40-3, Razzaq 3-0-26-0, Hafeez 9-1-40-1, Gul 10-0-55-1, Ajmal 8-0-50-0, Afridi 10-0-40-1.
K Akmal lbw b Wright    41
Hafeez c Collingwood b Broad    29
Shafiq c Davies b Broad    0
Yousuf b Swann    20
Alam b Swann    1
U Akmal c & b Collingwood    19
Afridi b Swann    0
Razzaq (not out)    11
Gul (run out)    6
Ajmal (run out)    2
Akhtar c Morgan b Broad    0
Extras (LB-3, W-2, NB-1)    6
Total (all out, 37 overs)    135
Fall of wickets: 1-63, 2-63, 3-80, 4-83, 5-104, 6-104, 7-121, 8-130, 9-135, 10-135.
Bowling: Bresnan 7-0-31-0, Anderson 6-1-26-0, Broad 8-1-25-3, Wright 6-0-16-1, Swann 9-0-26-3, Collingwood 1-0-8-1.

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