Cricket Twenty20 England Clinches Series With Pakistan

Pietersen strikes six fours and a six from 52 balls - scoring 40 runs in the last four overs - to spearhead England to 129-6.

England won the Twenty20 cricket series against Pakistan Monday to add to its one-day international triumph after Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten 62 led to a five-run win that was sealed on the final ball.

Pietersen struck six fours and a six from 52 balls - scoring 40 runs in the last four overs - to spearhead England to 129-6, a total kept in check by offspinner Saeed Ajmal taking a wicket in each of his overs to finish with 4-23.

England’s Kevin Pietersen, left, and Samit Patel, right, running between the wickets as Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal looks out on Feb. 27, 2012.AP

Jade Dernbach restricted Pakistan's chase to 124-6 when he bowled captain Misbah-ul-Haq off the last ball.

Dernbach finished with 2-24 but it was captain Stuart Broad's penultimate over that put the pressure on Pakistan's batsmen, conceding only a single boundary and removing Umar Akmal for 22 from a skied shot in frustration straight to Graeme Swann at long off.

Pakistan won the first game by eight runs before England hit back with a 38-run victory. England won the ODI series 4-0 and Pakistan won the test series by the same scoreline.