Dubai: Kevin Pietersen's second successive century led England to a four-wicket victory over Pakistan and a series whitewash after the fourth and final one-day international in Dubai on Tuesday.
Pietersen smashed 130 off 153 balls as England reached their target of 238 with four balls to spare.
Pakistan's 237 was built around half-centuries by Azhar Ali (58) and Asad Shafiq (65) but they lost momentum after a solid start and England overcame the early loss of in-form captain Alastair Cook to take partial revenge for their 3-0 defeat in the test series.
Pietersen's ninth one-day international century lifted him level with England batting coach Graham Gooch on 28 hundreds for his country and confirmed the return to form of a player who struggled in one-day cricket last year.
"That's probably the best knock I've ever played in one-day cricket," Pietersen said in a televised interview. "I enjoyed the calmness of the chase, we picked the bowlers to target, which we don't often do in the England side. We try to get after all of them. I'll never stop trying, I just want to enjoy my cricket."