England capped off a fine few weeks of white ball cricket in the UAE with a tense finale in Sharjah, the tourists winning their first T20 super over after Pakistan matched their first innings total of 154.

First, Chris Jordan held his nerve to concede just three runs from his six deliveries before Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler hit the required runs with a ball to spare.

That secured England’s first ever whitewash in T20 cricket, taking the series 3-0, but captain Morgan believes his side still have room for development.

"I think we're still in the development stage," said Morgan. "But it's pretty exciting, the acceleration of our learning curve is happening quite quickly because we're winning, we're growing in confidence and building momentum.

"We're learning as much as we can from each other as opposed to back-tracking and learning from opposition the whole time.

"Not to get too carried away, I think this is the start of something. We've built a great base to start on, guys are contributing to performances all the time and it's not easy to do when you've such a young side.

"When we started at the beginning of the summer, I reckon we had five guys who'd played less than 10 games. Hopefully this time next year, they'll have played 30.

"It's important we keep these 17-20 players together and get as much experience together as we can."

Having won each of their three T20 matches in the UAE, England leapfrogged Pakistan in to fourth position in the ICC Rankings for the shortest format.

And after winning all of their T20 encounters across 2015, Morgan believes England stand in a good stead ahead of the ICC World T20 in India next March.

If we can take this form into South Africa and on from there, who knows? We're in the best position we could be at the moment," Morgan added.

"We're a very new side, we've only played five games together as a squad, but we're in the best position we can be with our side.

"I think collectively as a group we're quite exciting. We have 15 athletes, fitness is a priority of ours, and we’re always striving to improve our fielding.

"I suppose the toughest thing we were going to encounter was the conditions, playing Pakistan on home soil is a very difficult task. We've countered that to a certain extent, but we haven't played a complete performance throughout both series."


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