KP-easy does it! Pietersen comes good with swashbuckling century as England set up whitewash in Dubai
England continued their remarkable one-day renaissance in Dubai with a crushing, nine-wicket victory over Pakistan in the third one-day international, as Kevin Pietersen hit back at his critics with an excellent century.
The victory, England's third in a row, means they take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four game series.
The usual suspects were at the fore once again, with Steven Finn and Stuart Broad taking three wickets each as Pakistan were dismissed for 222, while captain Alastair Cook scored a classy 80 to add to centuries in both of his last two matches. But the real story was Pietersen's return to form.
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Got it: Kevin Pietersen celebrates his century
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Back in business: England's Kevin Pietersen answered his critics in Dubai
Captain marvel: Alastair Cook scored a confident 80
On the money: Steven Finn celebrates the wicket of Imran Farhat
Golden by: Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq
Hunting in a pack: Steven Finn celebrates dismissing Mohammad Hafeez with James Anderson (left)
Boom Boom: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi offered strong resistance with a solid 51
Shot!: Kevin Pietersen hits a boundary