England captain Marcus Trescothick insisted the side's spirit was still strong despite losing both Test and one-day series in Pakistan.
Pakistan now have an unassailable 3-1 lead in the one-day series after winning the fourth international in Rawalpindi by 13 runs.
England bowled Pakistan out for 210 but struggled in reply and only got close thanks to a late rally by number ten, Worcestershire's Kabir Ali, who hit an unbeaten 39.
Trescothick said: "They played well. We thought we could have got 210 but they bowled pretty well, we lost early wickets and were always on the back foot. They made us work hard for the runs.
"We will sit back and see what happens and get ourselves up and come on strong for the last game.
"We have a good spirit in the team, no doubt. They boys showed a lot of heart in still trying to win the game even though they were numbers nine, ten and 11."
Trescothick retained hope right up until home favourite Shoaib Akhtar, who had dropped Kabir on 11, appropriately had the last word with the wicket of Anderson.
The captain was impressed by Kabir in particular, noting: "He played nicely - and even though we were nine down, he gave us a real good chance."
"Even with Jimmy Anderson in there, we still definitely had a little glimmer of hope that we could just nick it at the end.
"To get nearly 40 not out in those circumstances is a pretty useful effort."
Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq dug his side out of trouble with an unbeaten 81 but was keen to praise the rest of the team.
Inzamam said: "The boys are working really hard, especially in the bowling. All the bowlers did really well and the fielding was good." ..SUPL: