England beat Pakistan by nine wickets to win the third day-night One-Day International here on Saturday, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match series.

Kevin Pietersen hit his first ODI century since November 2008, finishing unbeaten on 111 while Alastair Cook scored 80 as England easily chased a modest 223-run target set by Pakistan in 37.2 overs.

Pietersen hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his 175-ball knock. — Agencies

Pakistan: 222 in 50 overs.

England: A. Cook c A. Akmal b Ajmal 80, Pietersen (not out) 111, E. Morgan (not out) 24, Extras (lb-3, w-4, nb-4): 11, Total (for one wicket, in 37.2 overs) 226.

Fall of wicket: 1-170.

Pakistan bowling: Gul 7-0-59-0, Cheema 6.2-0-40-0, Ajmal 10-1-40-1, Hafeez 6-0-32-0, Afridi 8-0-52-0.

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