- Tag results for Joe Root
Root returned to form with a classy 113 off 166 balls, his 12th century of career, to steer England to a competitive 322 for seven.
Root, whose top T20 score is 90 not out, says he needs to show he is worthy of a place in the side by impressing when he does get a chance.
England had taken the decision to omit Test captain Joe Root to accommodate Ben Stokes, returning after injury, as India went on to win the final T20I by seven wickets to clinch series 2-1.
Root, a staple of the England batting line-up across all formats in recent years, came under pressure after some sub-par performances in his previous three T20 outings against Australia and India.
Ben Stokes is set make his return from a hamstring injury he suffered during the second Test against Pakistan in June.
Victory gave England their first 5-0 series sweep of Australia, in more than 140 years of men's international cricket between the arch-rivals.
Test captain Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow returned alongside Moeen Ali, after the Yorkshire duo were rested from England's Twenty20 programme last winter.
It was also England's first victory in a Test match since they beat the West Indies at Lord's in September last year.
Stuart Broad made the early strikes on his way to three for 38 in 15 overs, with James Anderson taking three for 43.
Pakistan completed a nine-wicket win inside four days on Sunday as England suffered their sixth defeat in eight Tests.
England were 37 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day -- still needing a further 142 runs to make Pakistan bat again.
Ben Stokes bowled just 10 overs in two tests on the tour of New Zealand earlier this year after struggling with back problems.
England captain Joe Root said AB de Villiers had done "freakish things" after the South Africa great surprised the cricket world by announcing his international retirement on Wednesday.
Since replacing Alastair Cook as the test captain last year, Root has batted at number four and juggled the dual demands of being the leader of the side as well as its batting mainstay.
The fall of Joe Root's wicket on the last ball of day four today left England calling for a hero to salvage a draw in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland.