7 Feb 2012

Pakistan whitewash England in Dubai

6:05 am on 7 February 2012

Pakistan are celebrating their first ever clean sweep in a test cricket series against England after winning the third and final test in Dubai by 71 runs.

Spin bowler Saeed Ajmal and paceman Umar Gul were the chief destroyers, taking eight wickets between them as England were dismissed for 252 in their second innings.

It was a remarkable comeback by Pakistan after they'd been dfismissed for only 99 in their first innings.

The series was notable for 43 lbw decisions, a record for a three-match contest.

The two sides starts a four-match one-day series in Abu Dhabi on Monday.