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Pak win third Test, series against Eng

Pakistan won the final Test against England by an innings and 100 runs to take the series 2-0.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2005 13:28 IST
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Pakistan won the third and final Test against England by an innings and 100 runs on Saturday to take the series 2-0.

Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar with five wickets and spinner Danish Kaneria with four, including three wickets in five balls after lunch, did the damage. England were all out for 248 after the last eight wickets fell for 43.

Ian Bell (92) and Paul Collingwood (80) had looked to be steadying England's second innings until Collingwood became the first of Kaneria's victims caught Hasan Raza in the first over after lunch.

Kevin Pietersen followed, caught Raza for one, and Andrew Flintoff was bowled first ball. After Shoaib trapped Bell lbw, England's hopes of a final-day draw faded.

Pakistan, who won the first test in Multan and drew the second in Faisalabad, had bowled England out for 288 in their first innings then piled on the runs to declare on Friday at 636 for eight.

"It really was a tremendous effort from all the boys. They really worked hard," Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said.

Inzamam led by example passing 8,000 test runs during his innings of 97 on Friday. He also scored centuries in each innings in Faisalabad.

"They put us under a lot of pressure," England captain Michael Vaughan said.

"They played better cricket over the three matches in all aspects of the game.

"We have to learn lessons from this series. We have to face India in similar conditions and we have to make sure we have learned those lessons," he said.

First Published: Dec 04, 2005 13:28 IST