Pakistan restrict England for a modest total of 129 in third T20

Kevin Pietersen in action during his unbeaten knock of 62 runs against Pakistan Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Abu Dhabi: Feb 27, 2012

Pakistan bowlers put up an impressive performance to restrict England to 129 for six in the third and the final T20 match in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Kevin Pietersen scored an unbeaten 62 to fire the visitors to a respectable score but Saeed Ajmal spun the English batsman into his web of spin to provide Pakistan a platform to go for a series win.

England, electing to bat after winning the toss, got off to a shaky start losing Craig Kieswetter in the fifth over.

The Stuart Broad-led team could never recover from it as they slipped to five for 89 in the 15th over.

Samit Patel and Pietersen tried to resurrect the English innings putting up a quick-fire partnership of 20 runs.

But, Patel, in the process of increasing run-rate, feel to Ajmal, who had the all-rounder stumped by Umar Akmal.

Stuart Broad then held fort along with Kevin Pietersen to propel England past 120

Ajmal was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with figures of four for 23 in four overs.

Brief Scores: England 129 for 6 in 20 overs (Kevin Pietersen 62, Craig Kieswetter 17; Saeed Ajmal 4 for 23, Aizaz Cheema 1 for 25) vs Pakistan

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