Result
3rd T20I (N), Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 2012, England tour of United Arab Emirates
129/6
(20 ov, target 130)
124/6
England won by 5 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
England129/6(20 overs)
Pakistan124/6(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs • 2 wicket
PAK: 124/6CRR: 6.2 
Hammad Azam2 (2)
Jade Dernbach4-0-24-2
Stuart Broad4-0-24-1

So here ends England's first full tour of the UAE. A tour that has produced some fascinating cricket and some real stories. Plenty to feel good about and to think about for both teams. Where from here? Well Pakistan are next in action in the Asia Cup, which begins on March 11. England also have little break, flying out to Sri Lanka in two week's time ahead of their two-Test series. That's when I'll be back to describe the action so be good between now and then. But make sure you stay with the team for full coverage of all the major matches here on ESPNcricinfo.com.

This is the lowest total that England have ever defended in T20s. An absolutely outstanding effort with the ball and their fielding, apart from the one miss from Bairstow (who later redeemed himself to run out Afridi) was fantastic. Those three last overs from Dernbach and Broad were a perfect example of how to bowl at the death. They backed their skills and executed them perfectly.

A low-scoring thriller to end the tour. Kevin Pietersen, who is man of the match and man of the series, battled away in difficult conditions to set up some kind of score and the bowlers and fielders did the rest.

A great comeback from England since the hammering in the Test series, they dominated the ODI series and have now won the T20 series 2-1 and can take a great deal out of this tour, especially in a year where they will defend their World T20 title in September.

19.6
w
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT
bowled him!! A slower ball out of the back of the hand, Misbah swings and missed and loses his leg stump. England win by five runs, an absolute thriller of a game!
Misbah-ul-Haq b Dernbach 28 (56m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

So Six to win off the last ball...goodness me what a finish to the tour...

19.5
1
Dernbach to Hammad Azam, 1 run
swung at, an edge to third man
19.4
1
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
pulled out in the leg side but just a single as midwicket comes quickly off the fence
19.4
1w
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide
short and wide of the off stump, wide called!!
19.3
1
Dernbach to Hammad Azam, 1 run
flat, full, straight and dug out into the covers, great delivery

And now Hammad Azam...

19.2
w
Dernbach to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, OUT
slapped down to long on, the through comes back to the keeper's end, gone!! Afridi is run out trying to come back for the second, a fantastic flat, quick return to Kieswetter who again did brilliantly get the ball back onto the stumps
Shahid Afridi run out (Bairstow/†Kieswetter) 3 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Oh boy is this tense! Good job it isn't the world cup just yet...

19.1
2
Dernbach to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs
full, slapped down the ground, a slide and save at long off

Can you Adam and Eve it...13 to win...

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 117/4CRR: 6.15 • RRR: 13.00
Misbah-ul-Haq27 (30)
Shahid Afridi0 (0)
Stuart Broad4-0-24-1
Jade Dernbach3-0-17-1

What a fine over from Broad...without that misfield it was a fantastic effort...

18.6
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
full and driven back to the bowler
18.5
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
heave outside off and missed this time
18.4
4
Broad to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs
pulled down to long on and a miss by Bairstow! It runs for four!! What a time for a misfield! Just what Pakistan wanted
18.3
w
Broad to Umar Akmal, OUT
smashed straight up in the air and taken at long off. Another ball outside off, heave into the air and well taken by Swann out of the desert sky
Umar Akmal c Swann b Broad 22 (25m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 95.65
18.2
Broad to Umar Akmal, no run
slower ball outside off, flashed at again and missed
18.1
Broad to Umar Akmal, no run
outside off, a heave and miss and well saved from the keeper

Broad to bowl. I reckon Pakistan try and smash this over...

end of over 186 runs
PAK: 113/3CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 8.50
Umar Akmal22 (20)
Misbah-ul-Haq23 (27)
Jade Dernbach3-0-17-1
Steven Finn4-0-31-0

An excellent set from Dernbach, this game is still in the balance...

17.6
1
Dernbach to Umar Akmal, 1 run
full on the stumps and cut out to deep cover
17.5
1
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
pulled out down to deep backward square
17.4
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
slower ball outside off, the Misbah heave into the leg side misses
17.3
1
Dernbach to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Akmal goes to paddle sweep and then adjusts to forward defend outside off and drop it into the off side
17.2
1
Dernbach to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
cut off the back foot out to deep cover
Best performances - batsmen
KP Pietersen
62 runs (52)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
1474512524
Asad Shafiq
34 runs (32)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
leg glance
8 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
64833451
Best performances - bowlers
Saeed Ajmal
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
4
Eco
5.75
JW Dernbach
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
Eco
6.00
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Kevin Pietersen
Player Of The Series
Kevin Pietersen
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 229
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days27 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Shozab Raza
Zameer Haider
TV Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Ahmed Shahab
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe